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  1. #1
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    Default Can HOA Tow from My Driveway

    My question involves towing laws for the State of: Florida

    Last night we had two friends over for dinner. We knew that cars were not to be parked in the street, so we ran outside and instructed our friends to park in our driveway behind our cars. Later that night we heard our friend's car alarm and ran outside to see the car being towed away. A man in a car labeled "parking enforcement specialist" came and told us that we were blocking the sidewalk. We received no notification that cars would be towed for this. The car was not completely blocking the sidewalk, in fact only a piece of the trunck was hanging into the sidewalk. Anyone could easily walk or bike by. I feel like this is a violation of our rights as homeowners. Can the HOA really come onto our personal property and remove a vehicle that had only been there for a couple of hours? There is no guest parking in our community, and the driveways (single family homes) only fit two cars. What are our rights as homeowners? The HOA is run by a new developer, as our community is not finished and was sold by the original developer.

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    Default Re: Can HOA Tow from My Driveway

    You cannot block a sidewalk. There most likely will be a ticket issued from the local police too. If the car doesn't fit in your driveway then you will need to find a legal space for it even if it requires that you park the car three blocks away and walk the rest of the way home.

    Now you need to decide if you are going to pay the towing charge for your friend or let him fend for himself?

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    Default Re: Can HOA Tow from My Driveway

    My HOA just sent us an email today..
    Changes to the parking rules for our community were recently adopted. The updated parking rules and regulations are below. Please familiarize yourself with the new guidelines, as towing will soon be strictly enforced.



    PARKING. No vehicles shall be parked so as to impede ingress to or egress from other parking spaces, drives, roads, or building entryways. No commercial vehicles, boats, trailers, campers, trucks or oversized vehicles may be parked or stored in the Subdivision, except wholly within the confines of a garage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, commercial vehicles which are owned or being utilized by an Owner of a Residence may be parked in the driveway serving such Unit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, motor homes or recreational vehicles which are owned or being utilized by an Owner of a Unit may be parked in the driveway serving such Unit for not more than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours for loading and unloading purposes. A commercial vehicle is one weighing more than one (1) ton, and having signage/logos displayed and/or equipment affixed thereto. All Permitted Vehicles shall be parked only in the driveways or parking spaces designated for parking by the Developer or the Association. No parallel parking in the street, on the sidewalk, in the driveways, or on grassy areas. Except in the event of emergency, no vehicle maintenance or repairs shall be performed in the Subdivision. No unregistered vehicles nor vehicles in a state of disrepair may be stored or repaired in the Subdivision. Speed of vehicles within the Subdivision is limited to fifteen (15) miles per hour. Skidding of wheels on starts, stops or turns is prohibited.

    My question is can they really tow my own car out of my driveway because it is paralleled parked even though it is not in the road, sidewalk or blocking my neighbors driveway? We have very little paring in this community and the guest parking is always full. We cannot park on the road. Can they make these changes without having the majority of the homeowner vote on it?

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    Default Re: Can HOA Tow from My Driveway

    Quote Quoting rcabrera96
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    My HOA just sent us an email today..
    Changes to the parking rules for our community were recently adopted. The updated parking rules and regulations are below. Please familiarize yourself with the new guidelines, as towing will soon be strictly enforced.



    PARKING. No vehicles shall be parked so as to impede ingress to or egress from other parking spaces, drives, roads, or building entryways. No commercial vehicles, boats, trailers, campers, trucks or oversized vehicles may be parked or stored in the Subdivision, except wholly within the confines of a garage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, commercial vehicles which are owned or being utilized by an Owner of a Residence may be parked in the driveway serving such Unit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, motor homes or recreational vehicles which are owned or being utilized by an Owner of a Unit may be parked in the driveway serving such Unit for not more than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours for loading and unloading purposes. A commercial vehicle is one weighing more than one (1) ton, and having signage/logos displayed and/or equipment affixed thereto. All Permitted Vehicles shall be parked only in the driveways or parking spaces designated for parking by the Developer or the Association. No parallel parking in the street, on the sidewalk, in the driveways, or on grassy areas. Except in the event of emergency, no vehicle maintenance or repairs shall be performed in the Subdivision. No unregistered vehicles nor vehicles in a state of disrepair may be stored or repaired in the Subdivision. Speed of vehicles within the Subdivision is limited to fifteen (15) miles per hour. Skidding of wheels on starts, stops or turns is prohibited.

    My question is can they really tow my own car out of my driveway because it is paralleled parked even though it is not in the road, sidewalk or blocking my neighbors driveway? We have very little paring in this community and the guest parking is always full. We cannot park on the road. Can they make these changes without having the majority of the homeowner vote on it?
    Start your own thread and include the name of your state.

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    Default Re: Can HOA Tow from My Driveway

    Sorry first day on here. Not sure how to do that....Florida...

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    Quote Quoting rcabrera96
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    Sorry first day on here. Not sure how to do that....Florida...
    Click on TOWING LAW, then click on the "+ POST NEW THREAD" button in the right/top portion of the page.

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