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Business Contract

Parking Policy for
Apartment Buildings

We covered rules and regulations in buildings previously, but what are residents’ responsibilities on automobiles and parking?

Generally speaking, residents must comply with all parking rules, signs, speed limits (e.g. 5 hours per hour), or other directional instructions implemented by the property management company. Parking policy is normally included in House Rules found in your resident handbook.

In some situations, an addendum will be required for residents to sign during the lease signing.

For landlords, creating a building parking lot policy can help tenants and visitors comply with the parking rules. That might result in much less frustration and complaints.

Here’s a Few Tips for Landlords for Creating a Parking Policy:

We covered rules and regulations in buildings previously, but what are residents’ responsibilities on automobiles and parking?

  1. Create Assigned Parking Spaces: select assigned parking spaces for each resident to ensure that your good tenants have a reliable, consistent, designated spot for parking which reduces conflicts over parking availability.

  2. Guest Parking Spots: designate guest and property management and service delivery parking spots with clear restrictions or time limits to avoid overcrowding, good traffic flow, and inconvenience to your paying tenants.

  3. Use Resident Permits: issue resident parking permits or decals to ensure that only authorized vehicles are parked within the premises. This can help reduce unauthorized parking and improve security, enabling parking tickets to discourage further incidents.

  4. Arrange Visitor Parking Passes: Visitor parking passes or permits for guests allow tenant visitors to park in designated areas without the risk of being towed or fined.

  5. Handicap Parking: Implement accessibility regulations by designating and clearly marking handicap parking spaces near building entrances, and monitor frequently to ensure that these spaces are only used by individuals with legitimate and valid handicap permits.

  6. Post a Towing Policy Visibly: A larger or more visible no parking sign helps to discourage unauthorized or improperly parked vehicles.  Place near street parking entrances and elevators with bright colors. Inform residents and visitors of the consequences for non-compliance.


Prohibited Parking Areas

Clearly mark areas where parking is not allowed, such as fire lanes, loading zones, or areas which could obstruct emergency access. 


Policy Communication

Regularly communicate the parking policy to residents through signage or the tenant portal. Enforce your policy consistently to ensure tenants and visitors respect the safety and rights of all tenants.


Tips For Tenants

your vehicle(s) must be registered with management by submitting a copy of its current DMV registration and proof of liability insurance. Management may also request all residents to display an office-issued parking sticker

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