Parking Ticket in my own front yard

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Gamma
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Parking Ticket in my own front yard

Postby Gamma » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:25 pm

Not my front yard but my friend's front yard. Yesterday night I drove my friend home after he had a little to drink and I decided to leave his car parked in his yard because I was too lazy to move one of his cars from the driveway to inside his garage and he was ok with it. Today he called me telling me he got a parking violation ticket because his car was parked overnight in his yard and even picture messaged me the ticket. I was completely surprised when I read the reason for ticket. They put "parked front yard" and put down his correct address. I did not know you can get ticketed for parking in your own property. We definitely plan to fight it as this is just plain stupid reason to ticket someone. Anyone hear of similar cases or know if it's illegal to park in your own front yard? Plan on investigating this later on.


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Postby Robrus1 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:50 pm

Is it a homeowners association violation?
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Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:56 pm

I've heard of it. Like you I was totally dumbfounded when I first heard of this sort of thing going on. It could be an HOA or it could be the municipality.


Like I've said before you think you own your home, you make payments on it, but you really don't own it. If you really think it's yours, try parking on "your" property sometime, or landscaping it, or painting it, or doing damn near anything to it, or not paying the yearly tribute demanded of you by your masters, and see what happens. It could get eye opening to say the least. Government is bad, and an HOA can be right out of hell or the Third Reich.


Try not paying what the HOA demands, and see if they can't seize "your" property as well. Again I bet a lot of people don't know they can do that. But they can and sometimes they do. I would NEVER buy a home in an area with an HOA. You may as well move to Cuba if you think that's a fun time, because you'll be living under a totalitarian regime but without the free healthcare (no matter what Obama says his plan does).

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Postby Gamma » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:47 pm

Nope. He's in a HOA free area. Found out today after I called the number on the ticket (which is a local police department number) acting as my friend, after talking with the lady she looked up the ticket and was not surprised to see ANOTHER one of these types of tickets. She said police officers shouldn't really be giving out parking violation ticket on people's private property. She said we just had to go to court the date listed on the ticket and fight it off. Guess my friend gonna have to waste time in order to remove a ticket he shouldn't have gotten in the first place. Makes me wonder how many people just pay the ticket and not bother fighting it and save their money instead of throwing it to the city.

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Postby darkguy2 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:34 pm

Gamma wrote:Makes me wonder how many people just pay the ticket and not bother fighting it and save their money instead of throwing it to the city.


Bingo! That is why they do it since most people would just rather pay it then fight it in court.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:43 am

I would consider this another example of government out of control. As bad as it is, I still consider the whole trumped up endless wars, torture, gulags and spying to even worse, but this is one that hits home to the average citizen (other than having our kids limbs blown off in some "noble cause" in the middle east).


Pathetic what they will do for revenue collection.


It's the same way here. You aren't allowed to park on your lawn, ever, and you aren't allowed to park in the street overnight without a permit (even though your taxes are paying for that street!) I'm surprised they allow you to park in your own garage without a hassle but if times get tough and they run out of money, they'll probably have some Hitler Youth banging on your door at night demanding you open your garage for inspection. We'll know it's bad here if we reach that point, or if you do anything that annoys them they simply beat the living hell out of you or shoot you in the street and paint "camel jockey" on your house as a message to others. That might sound extreme, and it is, but then again, wouldn't what is going on today have sounded extreme 15 years ago? It happens bit by bit and they hope you don't notice the path we are heading down.

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Postby Elijahmex » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:15 pm

That's just nuts. I would fight this so hard!
Good luck to you and your friend
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