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Parking on the Street?

posted Apr 19, 2016, 1:39 PM by Charles Peklenk
Kempwood sees a lot of guest traffic, and often cars can't be parked in the garage or up the driveway. The City of Houston has a few laws that may apply to your car or those of your visitors. For instance, it is illegal to:
  • Park blocking the sidewalk.
  • Park on the street within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
    That's about the length of a compact car like a Chevy Cruze or a Ford Fusion.
  • Park on the wrong side of the street (with the car facing against traffic).
  • Park on the street for more than 24 hours.
  • Park on the street with the right side wheels more than 18" from the curb, or leaving less than 10 feet available for passing vehicles.
  • Leave a vehicle sitting on the street solely to display for sale.

In addition, the State of Texas prohibits:

  • Parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk.
  • Parking within 30 feet of an intersection with stop signs or traffic lights.

Stay safe out there!