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Hello, I live in an apartment complex. We were given notices that we are prohibited from parking on the public street in back if our driveway. Parking

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 21st, 2017 on Civil Rights - New Jersey
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Parking is limited and we were told we can only park on two street, both public. It was said because a police officer lives there and he doesn't want us parking in his street!!! We are not section 8 or anything negative. Tenants have been given $54 tickets because there is no parking. Do we have any recourse? Thank you kindly. Lynn
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Answered on Mar 28th, 2017 at 12:03 PM

If there are no restrictions on parking then you should fight the tickets. Police officers do not own streets. And it should not matter whether you are a section 8 or fully paying tenant. There are laws regarding the posting of proper parking notices. If this is a town and not a large city, I would also contact your town or city councilman or mayor and raise a big stink about this, perhaps getting other tenants to sign a petition or social media notice. Usually, I don't find it pays to fight parking tickets but if the tickets are not proper, then it may pay to fight them.

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