Lutz, FL asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Florida

Q: Can I park in front of my Lot/house on the street according to the bylaws below?

No vehicle shall be parked anywhere but on

paved areas intended for that purpose. Parking on lawns or landscaped areas is prohibited,

unless specifically approved or designated for such purpose. Lot Owners' or Residents'

automobiles shall be parked in the garage or driveway of or pertaining to a Lot, or in the

roadway fronting said Lot. With regard to any roadways which serve to divide or otherwise

border one or more portions of the Community, no parking of vehicles shall be permitted in such

roadways for a period of twelve (12) consecutive hours or for a period of forty-eight (48)

nonconsecutive hours in any seven (7) day period, and said timeframes shall be cumulative for

all vehicles associated with a Lot Owner or Resident.

No more than three (3) vehicles of any type may

be parked in a driveway of a Lot or on the road in front of said Lot overnight without the written

consent of the Association. The Association may grant temporary permits to allow additional

2 Lawyer Answers

A: That question is impossible to answer without seeing the plat and the location of your lot on the plat. While parking on roadways in front of your own house are generally permitted, there are exceptions for certain roadways and you cannot park on the roadway if you lot is located on one of the exceptions. Even then it appears it is very limited parking.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I agree; the phrase "roadways which serve to divide or otherwise border one or more portions of the Community" would be impossible to interpret without more information.

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