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Does Wilmington have an ordinance about blocking driveways and sidewalks?

Ken Little

The city of Wilmington does have such an ordinance, Assistant City Attorney Lynn Coleman said.

Section 5-52 in Article IV of the city ordinance section specifically states parking is prohibited “in front of a private driveway.”

North Carolina General Statutes section 20-162 “mostly just restates the prohibition,” Coleman said.

It states: “No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand, whether attended or unattended, upon a highway in front of a private driveway.”

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