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