Parking rules that are unclear or unjustly enforced can lead to frustration and conflict among residents. However, having an association parking policy in place can be instrumental in improving the quality of life for everyone in the community.
1. It can help to ensure that everyone has equal access to parking.
2. It can help to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety.
3. It can help to protect the property values of homes in the community. By working together to develop a parking policy that is fair and effective, community associations can create a better quality of life for all.
Homeowners who live in a community that is governed by an association are required to follow certain rules and regulations when it comes to parking their vehicles on community property. While the rules may vary from community to community, there are some general guidelines that all homeowners should follow.
First, it is important to be aware of where the community property boundaries are located. Homeowners should only park their vehicles on community property that is within the boundaries of their own property. Secondly, homeowners should always park their vehicles in designated parking areas. Parking in unauthorized areas, such as fire lanes or handicapped parking spots, can result in fines or other penalties. Finally, it is important to follow any posted signs or symbols that indicate special parking regulations.
For Board Members
One of the most common issues that can arise with homeowners or condo association parking policies is that residents may not be aware of the rules. This can lead to cars being parked in unauthorized areas, which can cause problems for other residents and visitors. If this is a problem in your community, one possible solution is to post signs or send out newsletters reminding people of the parking policy.
You’ll also find that some residents may have more than one car, leaving a deficit in parking spaces for others. In this case, it may be necessary to create a waiting list for parking spaces, or to allow people to park on the street. With a little communication and cooperation, you can resolve most issues quickly and easily. On the one hand, you need to make sure that there are enough parking spaces for all your residents. On the other hand, you don’t want to create an overly restrictive parking policy that makes it difficult for people to park near their homes. The key is to strike a balance that meets the needs of all your residents.
Create a tiered parking system! For example, you could allow residents with two cars to park in any open space, while residents with only one car would have to park in designated parking areas. This would ensure that everyone has a place to park, while keeping parking spaces open for those who need them the most. You could also consider permitting street parking only during certain hours or providing guest parking passes for visitors.
Whatever parking policy you ultimately decide to enact, be sure to consult with your association’s attorney and get input from your residents before bringing a final proposal. Take everyone’s needs into consideration—your association will thank you!
If you’re finding that your association has a recurring issue with unauthorized parking or vehicle administration, it might be time to upgrade your management. At Ardent Residential, we take care of covenant enforcement for you—including your resident’s vehicles. Contact us today at www.MyArdent.com to get a free proposal and never have a stray car in your community again!