My Neighbor Keeps Parking His Car on the Street in Front of My House, Can't You Do Something About It?

Actually, no. Since Public Roadways are just that, "public," no one has the right to reserve spaces in front of his or her house. However, while it is not illegal to park in front of someone else's house, it is certainly inconsiderate. Every homeowner likes the convience of being able to park in front of their own house, and families who have an unusual amount of automobiles should make arrangements to park the extra vehicles someplace other than in front of someone else's house. On the other hand, if you encounter a vehicle which is parking in front of your house for excessive periods of time without moving, you can call the police department and ask to have the vehicle checked out. (If you don't recognize the vehicle and it hasn't moved for a long time, it may be stolen.) If the vehicle is registered to a neighbor who lives adjacent to your house, the owner is not violating any laws. If on the other hand, the vehicle belongs to someone who does not live adjacent to your house, and it remains in it's parked position for more than 72 Hours, it can be ticketed, and in some cases, towed away, for violating the Town's 72-Hour Parking Ordinance. Of course, the best couse of measure to take for this type of problem is to talk to your neighbor, and to try to work it out without without involving the police. You can also request assistance from the Office of Mediation at (301) 883-6170.