Too Many Cars In Driveway? There’s A Fine For That!

TZ_JIM_STRICKLAND_EXTRA_CARS_COBBCobb County, Georgia, is threatening to fine a family for the ungodly, offensive, criminal act of…. parking too many cars in their driveway.

With their kids home from college for the summer and other family visiting, the driveway is packed, and that violates a county ordinance. The area is zoned as “Open Space Community”, which mandates a strict limit of 2 cars per driveway.

Jim Strickland, of WSB-TV reports:

“I am angry. I am beyond angry. I don’t see how the government can tell me whose cars I can park in my own driveway,” said Kim Oviedo.

They got a visit Friday from code enforcement, acting on an anonymous complaint. The neighborhood is zoned an Open Space Community. A recent rule changed, and enacted a limit of two cars parked in the drive.

After Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland got the county on the phone, officials decided to let the issue slide this summer, but put the family on notice next summer would require a permit to park four cars in the driveway.

I’m having to pay to park on a property that I already pay tax on,” said Oviedo.

Their neighbor is also in violation, having 3 cars parked in his driveway. The families can apply for a $150 permit, that would also require a “current boundary survey”, which runs anywhere from $1500-$2000, per the county’s estimate.

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