The answer all depends on the circumstances, said New Hanover County Attorney Wanda Copley.
“I am not aware of any county ordinance or state law that says parking on a residential street is prohibited, unless there are signs posted on the road (such as) no parking due to curve,” Copley said.
“The county is not in the road business, so I am not aware of any place we would have a posting,” she added.
Homeowners associations could prohibit parking on a residential street, Copley said. Developments like Landfall have restrictions that do not allow parking unless it is temporary for activities like a party or meeting.
Here’s where the rubber meets the road, according to Copley:
“If the area is posted no parking pursuant to the law, or a homeowners association wants to enforce its restrictions, I would say that the car could be towed .”
Leland requires homeowners to buy a permit to park on the street in front of their own homes. Whose idea was this, how is it being enforced and what am I supposed to do if I host my family for the holidays?
Date posted: September 16, 2010
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