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  • Yes, unless you own the street. I take it you don't. Perhaps a better solution would be to discuss this with your neighbor instead of us. Tell them how this makes you feel. Is there a neighborhood group that can enforce things like this? Discuss this with them as well.
  • do you own the street? if not its a free country last time i checked. yes, even in texass
  • Hi i hads a silmerlar thing with my old neighbour, but thankfully they have moved out now. I approached them nicely and asked them to move there car to outside their own house, they decided to get on the defensive strsaight away i tried to call the police and local council but to no avail, i own my property and the police and council were not willing tpo do anything, there are only four houses at the end of my culdesac one road tpo enter and exit they were blocking the road, they had a designated parking area 25mtrs from their house!! Your well within your rights to say somthing especially if you own your own home, wish you luck with this one.
  • Do you live somewhere with an HOA. It may be that there is supposed to be a limit to the number of cars, boats etc that they can park. If you have an HOA, check into it. Also check with the city, sometimes they have those sorts of restrictions and it's also possible that there is a covenant on your deed, or theirs.
  • speak-up but do it nicely.
  • They are allowed to park the cars where ever they want as long as it doesn't block a drive way, a fire hydrant or are illegally on the road (no insurance, registration etc). The boat may be a different issue since it is much larger then a car. I used to live across from a retired police detective who got so angry if we parked in front of his house (in NY, mind you) that he actually called his buddies and told them that my sisters car had fake plates on it and was abandoned. Her car wasn't parked in front of his house at the time, it just hadn't been moved in about 2 days. Thank God nothing happened. Sometimes people just don't have anywhere else to park though. We weren't allowed to use the driveway (and even the landlord didn't use the driveway all the time taking up a spot in front of the house). We had a total of 4 cars, one for each adult in the house and we only had one car in front of their house at a time, and never right in front....always to the side. Moral of the story: Yes, you have to legally put up with this, unless you own the road more then your neighbors do.
  • Depends on the local laws and regulations. In Seattle, a person can park on any public street that is not regulated (zoned or metered) for up to 72 hours. If a vehicle (and this includes towed vehicles such as boats on a trailer) is stationary for longer than 72 hours, it can be ticketed. So if one or more of the vehicles have not been moved in that time, you can call the parking enforcement, they will come out, put a warning on the vehicle. They will come back after 72 hours and if it has not moved they will ticket it. At this point we are talking about 6 days. And I think (this part I am unsure of) after an additional 72 hours of citation, they will mark it as abandoned and run the plates and try to locate the owner. After an additional 72 hours it will be towed. Then it goes to auction after some period of time.
  • Ah, yes... the endless challenges of discourteous neighbors! Legally, you're out of luck probably. Nobody owns the street. But there's another approach, which most people won't take -- because it requires a serious change of attitude: make friends with your neighbor FIRST. Say hi and wave when you see him. Take some cookies over for their family. Say something nice about his boat. Ask to borrow a tool. And bide your time a bit while biting your tongue. At some point, there's a decent chance he will see you as someone friendly, someone who appreciates him, and someone whom he would prefer not to anger. THEN you talk to him about the car. Advantages: better relations with your neighbor, better chance of getting desired result, less stress for you, less chance of making a social mess. Disadvantages: you have to abandon the righteous anger and resentment about this matter and see your neighbor with a broader mind and heart. Life is just chock full of these little development puzzles for us to solve.
  • Well from all the previous answers, I'd go with the one that advises "Being friendly" failing that, if they move the car, get another one and park it there...Swap them out weekly and you're ok. I know, strange isin't it, that people have lost consideration for others..But that's the way it's becoming now a days...:(
  • Call your city zoning enforcement office to see what they have to say. I know in some places you can not park a boat in the front yard. and in some cases it is against city ordiance to have more than two people living in the same house who are not related.
  • I hate those kinds of people that have no common courtesy. They need to go to hell.
  • I'm from Texas and I had a neighbor that parked his caterpillar tractor in front of my driveway with no consideration. I just called the cops on him and they made him move it. I haven't had any more problems from him and life is good... I tried to be nice several times but it didn't work. Some people need to be told by the authorities beacause they think they can push women around.
  • Definitely talk to your zoning and code enforcement agency. In my county you need a permit to park on ANY residential street, unless areas have been specifically designated as on-street parking areas, and those permits are 24-hours at a time. You have a car, park it in your driveway. Too many cars to park in the driveway, you park in the yard. If you're having a party and there's going to be ten cars? Get a permit ahead of time. *shrug* Makes sense to me.
  • yes you do
  • Depends on what the parking rules are in your community. Where I live you can park only on one side of a street, which is marked. Also, is he allowing you access, or blocking your driveway? If you have free access to your street, he probably isn't breaking any major laws, but as other have said, check with your local authorities.
  • IF it is a PUBLIC Street .... You put up with it .... Now; if you have a drive; they can't park within a certain distance of the entrance to the driveway; usually 3 to 5 feet ... as that is obstruction of the driveway ...
  • You might check with code enforcement in your area to determine if there is a limit the number of vehicles a home owner can keep at home. If there is and he is over the limit turn him in.

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