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Old 01-18-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Legality of threatening to issue parking ticket

There's a neighbor of a friend who frequently likes to attach notes saying that "your vehicle will be ticketed and or towed" when we go over.
The street has no parking restriction signs but the neighbor insists that since it's in front of their house they can have it ticketed and towed.

Is it true?
Is it legal to even do so?

There's a bunch of people that constantly park in front of my house that block my view of the vacant street... does that mean I can some how ticket and tow their vehicles as well? //Please note last comment was a joke.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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there is nothing he can do.. if he calls someone to come look they won't do anything. there might be by laws on how long you can park. 12 or 24 hours etc.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:28 PM   #3
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He can't do anything about it. Since there is no restriction signs it's fine to park there, they are just complaining for something so small... not like you'll stay their forever right 8-)

It's like him calling 911 just because a kid is ("trespassing") walking on his part of the sidewalk (would he even do that?).

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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i believe there are length limitations to trucks/vehicles parking in residential areas... not sure if it applies in your municipality or what the length is tho
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there is nothing he can do.. if he calls someone to come look they won't do anything. there might be by laws on how long you can park. 12 or 24 hours etc.
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Yes, he can LEGALLY leave all the notes he likes.

No, he can't get you ticketed or towed, at least not by himself.

He CAN call the city/municipality and they can check if the car is breaking any bylaws... it's then up to the city to ticket or tow.

As others have noted, most cities have limitations on how long non-residents of a block are allowed to park, that aren't posted on street signs... those bylaws will vary by city and you'd have to look up the specific ones for where you live. Plus, they generally don't apply to people that live *on that block* - in other words, you CAN legally park forever in front of your neighbor's house. :P
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:58 PM   #7
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next time leave a note by yourself in advance...

"alright, we got it" and attached his old note beside it
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I believe in Vancouver, it's a 3 hour limit from 8-6 PM on weekdays for non-residents in a residential neighbourhood with no restrictions on the weekends.

Had a similar thing happen to me and I just printed out the bylaw and kept it in my glovebox. Ironically, asshole hasn't bitched about it since.
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But note that realistically, there won't be much done unless you don't move your car from there for 2 weeks OR it's uninsured.
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Yes residential streets with no signs does in fact have a 3 hour bylaw that runs 7 days a week from 8am - 6pm for people who's vehicles are not registered to that block. The buy law was really meant for those people who abuse these streets and park all day then go to school or work not friends who comes over but hey shiet happens. Yes you will can get ticketed and yes you can get towed. PM if you got questions.
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