Houston, TX asked in Traffic Tickets, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Driveway parking lot and curbside on our home side, is it illegal? Can HOA even break the law?

I have a total of 5 vehicles. 2 front sides of our home, one on each side of the curb, alternate with the rest of the 3 vehicles to avoid 24-hour stationed public street law. The third vehicle parks inside the square of our driveway, across in front of the other 2 vehicles. Is not blocking the sidewalk or on the sidewalk, instead is before the sidewalk, it has about a 7-inch gap before reaching the sidewalk. Not even after the sidewalk otherwise will be touching the public street at this point I believe public street law driveway can be applied. My question is, Can I have 3 vehicles inside of my driveway not even expanding the driveway on the sides? All 5 vehicles are driveable & State Inspection passes, we alternate to use them. The main reason we have 5 vehicles, if one breaks down, have a backup to avoid missing work. While I fix the other vehicle.

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A: Parking in your driveway and along the curbside of your home is typically legal, as long as you're not obstructing traffic or violating any local regulations. However, here's where things can get a bit tricky – your friendly neighborhood Homeowners Association (HOA).

HOAs are like the rulekeepers of the neighborhood. They often have their own set of regulations, including parking rules. While they can't technically break the law, they can enforce their own guidelines within their jurisdiction.

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