My question involves towing laws for the State of: Illinois
I live in a condo with my father in Mount Prospect, IL. Apparently I found out the hard way, the association no longer allows for cars to 'back in' to their parking spot. I guess some people complained about car fumes when walking on the sidewalk by the building. For 5 years, I've been backing my car into the parking spots. But where I park (like a grass island), its in the middle of parking lot (50ft from main entrance), away from any sidewalk and my exhaust actually points AWAY from the parking lot and ANY nearby sidewalk. So when people walk to their cars, the exhaust just blows away with the wind.
This new rule went into effect yesterday, December 6th 2010. I was not made aware by my father (his own fault), that a letter was sent out, just a couple days ago stating the new rule and consequence if broken (car towed). I'm hardly home, only go there to sleep, otherwise I'm with my fiancee. Usually when there's new parking lot rules, a sign is posted on the main entrance stating brief information. They do this for any important information, building maintenance, parking lot maintenance, parking permit, etc. For some reason, they didn't post anything about this new rule for any visitors to see or to remind Condo owners.
Only posted sign is "Guest Parking Only" and Parking Permit/Sticker in the parking lot, there's no kind of notice indicating "Do Not Back Into Parking Spot".
Can anything be done about this? I'm just ticked there's no visible signs or poster indicating this new rule. So if a visitor isn't aware, that person can get towed. I've seen other Condos that have a sign "No Backing Into Parking Spot".