Front yard parking fine takes effect in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Montgomery residents who park a vehicle
in a front yard will have to pay a $50 fine for each violation
starting this week.

The Montgomery City Council approved a revised residential
parking ordinance earlier this year that includes the fine. Vehicle
owners were given a monthlong warning period in May. That has now
ended.

The new ordinance allows the city's housing code inspectors to
issue a citation on the spot for any vehicle found parked in a
front yard.

Council members said the old ordinance was virtually unenforceable because a citation could be issued but not enforced for 10 days, allowing the owner to move the vehicle numerous times.

The new law allows vehicles to be parked on the side of a home, as long as the home is not on a corner lot.


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