I have somehow managed to live in SF for several years without a parking permit, but I am going to need one shortly. Can I get an annual parking permit without changing my car's registration information? [more inside]
posted by ziggly
on May 9, 2013 -
I'm looking for a parking lot that can fit a few trucks in the DC / N VA area. Ideally it'd be fenced and relatively secure, ideally it'd be somewhat near a metro, and ideally there might even be a little bit of office and/or warehouse space; however, none of these are mandatory.
I'm not turning up much in my searches on Craigslist or Loopnet that fits the bill. Mostly just finding huge warehouse or office properties rather than the dinky parking lot that we need. [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu
on Mar 12, 2013 -
I am parked on a city side street that is marked 2 hour parking only from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is now after 8 and I will be parked in this spot overnight. My question is, does my two hour parking start at 7:00? I have to move my car before 9:00? Overnight parking is allowed, lots of cars are there with mine. Thank you!
posted by jennstra
on Mar 7, 2013 -
A former contractor for a small business I'm involved in has told an employee he plans to sabotage the business' 5 trucks, possibly pouring chemicals in the gas tanks. Advice on the best methods and devices to try to prevent this would be very appreciated. [more inside]
posted by jcfudgely
on Mar 1, 2013 -
I'm catching a morning flight out of JFK next Saturday and I need to leave my car at the airport for a few days. I would like to use the on-airport long term parking lot because it looks like there's AirTrain access, but I don't think you can reserve those spots. So I've got two questions:
1) is the parking lot (on Lefferts Boulevard) hard to find?
2) what are the odds that there won't be any spots when I show up?
posted by reformedjerk
on Feb 27, 2013 -
i've been living in an apartment building in san francisco for 10 years and have a one-car garage. for much of that time i parked my car on the street, parallel to the curb, blocking my own driveway to some extent. i also had friends park there cars there, and when i had a rental car, i parked it there on and off for several months. no one ever got a ticket.
a couple months ago i parked a friend's car there overnight and got a ticket. apparently someone had called in a complaint, although the car was extending only into my own driveway, and by a small amount at that. i protested the $98 ticket, saying that i was the driver and the only one authorized to call in a complaint, but it was denied. i have no idea who called in the complaint, and DPT will not give out that information.
i plan to do an in-person hearing. has anyone successfully fought this sort of ticket? [more inside]
posted by roxie110
on Feb 26, 2013 -
So I will be staying at The Standard Hotel in Miami next week. I will only be staying there on weeknights. From what I read on the internet, valet is $37 and takes sometimes an hour to retrieve your car. Thus I have several questions: [more inside]
posted by jennybento
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I will need to park a car on or near Stanford campus this week this evening through Friday evening. I would prefer to park the car as close to Campus & Bowdoin as possible, preferably within a mile. Worst comes to worst I can use visitor parking ($12 a day), but I would prefer something cheaper or ideally free. Are there are any streets in Palo Alto without parking restrictions near the eastern side of campus, for example?
posted by dd42
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Asking for a friend: Are car rental desks at Newark Airport (specifically National, in P3) in heated areas or are they out in the parking garage? Flying in later in the weekend so probably don't need snowpocalypse warnings but could someone more familiar with the airport help out? Thank you.
posted by jessamyn
on Feb 8, 2013 -
Is there anything I can get for a security guard who did me a favor when I messed up and might have lost my job due to negligence? [more inside]
posted by kellybird
on Dec 12, 2012 -
Do you tip a valet when you have a monthly parking space? In Chicago, if that matters. [more inside]
posted by slmorri
on Nov 19, 2012 -
Where can we find a large (almost) empty parking lot in or near Downtown Toronto tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by Ziggurat
on Nov 9, 2012 -
Why does the city ignore the possibility to write lots of easy parking tickets? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0
on Oct 28, 2012 -
Should I ditch my car for the winter while working in Snowmass Village? [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Where should I try to see the shuttle fly over Los Angeles on Friday morning? [more inside]
posted by Joh
on Sep 18, 2012 -
I live in New York City. I own a car that I only need to use 2-3 times a month. Are there any low(er)-cost parking alternatives if you don't need constant access to the car? The ideal parking situation for me would be a garage with 24-hour access that would be reachable by public transit. Something way out there in Queens, Brooklyn or even Westchester. Is there such a thing?
posted by gertzedek
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Let's say I have a stack of parking tickets in NYC in the 1990's and early 2000's. What are the chances they're going to come up if I get a license in NYS again? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Aug 24, 2012 -
My girlfriend's car was towed from the street on a potentially bogus claim here in Chicago. How can we fight this? [more inside]
posted by Carillon
on Jul 16, 2012 -
Chicago PRIDE Parade parking question. What's my best bet for parking in the vicinity of the step-off point? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii
on Jun 23, 2012 -
Idle curiosity: Are USPS delivery cars/trucks legally
exempt from parking tickets and violations, or do parking checkers just ignore them because, well, it's the government?
posted by hafehd
on May 6, 2012 -
While parked at day care, somebody dinged our car door (dent and through the paint scratch). We know who it was--what to do? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat
on Apr 24, 2012 -
DCfilter: I may be moving in to the District really quickly with super short notice. Like, in a few days quickly. How do I get all my parking/car registration info sorted out so I have somewhere to park? [more inside]
posted by windbox
on Apr 2, 2012 -
Standard Parking, owners of a private parking lot, gave me a ticket by shadey/scum-bag means, I want to combat this, what are my options? [more inside]
posted by sharkbot1957
on Mar 10, 2012 -
Affordable overnight parking for ACC Tournament near Philips Arena in Atlanta? Looking for something within walking distance of the arena and don't want to pay the $26/night valet charge at my hotel!
posted by davidstith
on Mar 7, 2012 -
My car was illegitimately towed by the city in Vancouver, BC. Now that I'm disputing the ticket, is there any chance of fair arbitration or do these things also go in the city's favour? Way more details inside. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Feb 14, 2012 -
I need parking suggestions in New Orleans (Maurigny/French Quarter) during Mardi Gras this year. [more inside]
posted by schleppo
on Feb 10, 2012 -
In San Francisco, will DPT ticket me if I park on the street in front of my own driveway without a residential parking permit? [more inside]
posted by roxie110
on Jan 23, 2012 -
I'm trying to have a party with a giant bounce house, and there's a big parking lot right next to my house. From a legal standpoint, what are the steps I would need to do to make this happen? Will I get immediately shut down by the police even if I get permission from the lot owners? [more inside]
posted by I like to eat meat
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Defending a parking ticket appeal in court -- is my evidence sufficient, and should I mail it in or attend court in person? [more inside]
posted by six-or-six-thirty
on Jan 6, 2012 -
Got a parking ticket from AC (Alameda County, CA) transit. Intended to pay it on time but forgot about it. The ticket has never shown up in the online or phone pay systems. I could pay by mail but am concerned that the ticket price has gone up and that I won't get notices about what I owe. I tried calling the number on the back of the ticket but can't get through to a human being to find out how much I should pay them now. Does anyone know how much the tickets go up? If I pay by mail and the price is more more than the original ticket what should happen?
posted by oneear
on Jan 2, 2012 -
How do I fight a completely outrageous parking ticket in a court that clearly has no empathy for my case? The ticket is $250 for parking at a completely reasonable spot on Splitrock Road without no parking signs close by. At the trailhead where I parked, there is a map kiosk that shows a map that is labeled parking at that spot. When I went to court the first time, the prosecutor was very aggressive and the judge seemed to have no empathy for my case. The whole thing seems like a shakedown, please help! [more inside]
posted by JayNolan
on Dec 13, 2011 -
Best SEPTA Regional Rail station to park at or nearby Friday night to Saturday afternoon? Needs to be on Manayunk/Norristown or Paoli/Thorndale Line. Looking for stations that have either pretty easy parking or available street parking within a five minute walk.
posted by sandmanwv
on Nov 3, 2011 -