My question involves real estate located in the State of: California
First some facts:
We live on a dead-end street.
There are no city-built sidewalks.
We put a sidewalk in front of our own house many years ago.
Our street has a hump in the middle of the street so parking parallel leaves your car "catty-wompus"
My husband has a work truck and he parks the right side front and back tires partially on our sidewalk so that his work truck is level. We allow plenty of walking space for pedestrians who move off the middle of the street to use our sidewalk.
This weekend, a not-so-friendly neighbor called the police and we got a parking violation - presumably for parking partly on the sidewalk. I've looked at our parcel map and as far as I can see, we own that piece of property (the sidewalk area), though I'm no expert at reading parcel maps. My question is whether we have any ground to fight the ticket since we put the sidewalk in and it is on our property.