Parking Violations & Laws

Parking Violations: Did You Know? If you have received an orange flyer on your windshield of your vehicle here is why, the state law prohibits the following:

  • Blocking driveways
  • Parking too close to intersections
  • Parking too close to corners
  • Blocking fire hydrants
  • Parking in fire  lanes

BLOCKING SIDEWALKS:

If a vehicle is parked blocking a sidewalk, it becomes very difficult for pedestrians, bicycles, children, strollers and wheelchairs to pass safely. Blocking the sidewalk can result in forcing these people to enter into the street causing unsafe conditions.

BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS:

When a vehicle is parked blocking a driveway, it creates an inconvenience for the homeowners attempting to leave, or enter his/her driveway.

48 HOUR PARKING

No vehicle can be parked on any residential street for more than 48 consecutive hours.

PARKING TOO CLOSE TO AN INTERSECTION OR CROSSWALK

Vehicles may not be parked within 30 feet of a stop sign or within 20 feet of a crosswalk.

BLOCKING A FIREHYDRANT

This is one of the most common violations is when a vehicle is parked blocking a fire hydrant, or fire lane.  This can create problems for emergency vehicles and hinders their ability to do their job effectively. No vehicles may be parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

This information was provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in order to familiarize you with a few common laws which we should keep in mind when operating a motor vehicle. Your safety and the safety of others is very important to us.  Remember to always buckle up.

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