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DouglasA1
(Arizona)

Posts:5


12/06/2018 3:55 PM  
Hello HOATalk, Im trying to basically figure out how to address a homeowner who has to many cars. (see image link). The CC&Rs allow "occasional overflow parking" in to the streets and the BOD has allowed street parking as long as the driveway is full. I have an owner who has taken this and stretched the meaning of this as they all do.

In the image you can see the owners backyard and neighbors back yard, whats not in the photo is the more current view which also has roughly 5 cars in the street on both the owners side and opposing side. This person now has over 12 cars in a home made to handle maybe 5 if you include the space in front of the home.

My ask here is the following... This is in Arizona, is there any state rules or creative language we may be able to create to force this owner to remove some of the vehicles?


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https://imgur.com/a/l22RtWg
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:16479


12/06/2018 4:04 PM  
are the streets private or public?
DouglasA1
(Arizona)

Posts:5


12/06/2018 4:21 PM  
public
TimB4
(Virginia)

Posts:16479


12/06/2018 7:33 PM  
Being public, you likely are out of luck.

The one thing you might be able to do is lobby the city/county to make the street no parking or no parking on one side to allow access for emergency vehicles.

That's all I can think of.

Tim
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:788


12/06/2018 9:59 PM  
Sorry Bubby, you're SOL. Call code enforcement about the cars parked ON the property. That perhaps is a case for a code violation or the fire marshal.
SteveM9
(Massachusetts)

Posts:3362


12/07/2018 4:39 PM  
Yeah, local code enforcement or fire marshal might have some law they can apply to this situation.

In my town all cars must be registered annually. Helps cut down on the number of crap cars people want to keep around so people dont turn their yards into junkyards.
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:8729


12/08/2018 10:09 AM  
Doug

12 cars is beyond a normal family amount. Something is fishy there like running a car sales business form the house. Follow the smell of the rotting fish.
JaredC
(Texas)

Posts:214


12/08/2018 10:18 AM  
We considered parking rules like that here in Texas. They were public streets. The HOA had no power. It is what it is.
GenoS
(Florida)

Posts:3233


12/08/2018 2:41 PM  
It does look like a budding junkyard.
RoyalP


Posts:0


12/08/2018 7:16 PM  
BUDDING JUNKYARD
MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:8599


12/08/2018 11:00 PM  
This is a city thing not an HOA thing. Although they may play a role in getting the City's attention on the issue. A representative from the HOA may can go to a City Council meeting to present the issue if necessary. Also can call the City's code department to see if this falls into a violation.

I can't say much. My neighbor has built a giant "Lego Brick" extension on the back of his house. He's a "shade tree" mechanic. It's a 2 story behemoth ugly brick extension with 3 auto bays. The good news? The bays don't face my house. Otherwise there are a good 5 - 7 cars there on a regular basis. (Ironically one of them my boss's car on occasion). Can't do a thing about it. Why? Because that side of my fence is in the County. I am in the city. (The lines between the 2 city/county are patch quilted in my neighborhood).


So sometimes there is little one can do except change your view on the issue. Unfortunately, my neighbor also did not T the extension to the middle of the house. It's on the side. So he missed his big window that goes to his bathtub... So the cars are not the worse view I get to see...

Former HOA President
CarlJ2
(Texas)

Posts:190


12/09/2018 5:59 PM  
Too*
KenB15
(Georgia)

Posts:1


04/11/2019 11:36 AM  
how do you find out if your street is public or private? I have a homeowner on a corner who has been warned about cars on the street and the fact that a firetruck would only be able to make that turn if they take the side of the car with them. The Owner apologized and we were good for about three days and its back again. not sure if I can have it towed or ticketed.
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:788


04/11/2019 11:43 AM  
Posted By KenB15 on 04/11/2019 11:36 AM
how do you find out if your street is public or private? I have a homeowner on a corner who has been warned about cars on the street and the fact that a firetruck would only be able to make that turn if they take the side of the car with them. The Owner apologized and we were good for about three days and its back again. not sure if I can have it towed or ticketed.





A.) do you live in a gated community? Then Yes roads are private B. If you are not a gated community, your roads can still be private, first check all your governing documents i.e. CC&R's by-laws and Rules & Regs or Check with your County Recorders office.
SamE2
(New Jersey)

Posts:162


04/11/2019 2:22 PM  
Posted By KenB15 on 04/11/2019 11:36 AM
how do you find out if your street is public or private? I have a homeowner on a corner who has been warned about cars on the street and the fact that a firetruck would only be able to make that turn if they take the side of the car with them. The Owner apologized and we were good for about three days and its back again. not sure if I can have it towed or ticketed.





Be careful. I know in New Jersey there are rules you have to follow before you can have a car towed from private property like posting signs.
JohnT38
(South Carolina)

Posts:116


04/11/2019 5:01 PM  
Do you have any idea how many people live in the house? I know some areas limit the amount of people living in a home based on the number of bedrooms and baths. If there is such a rule maybe he is violating it????
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