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The Parking Management Blog by SecurePark

3 Reasons To Manage Your Free Parking, Even If You Don't Think You Need To

Posted by Dylan Sharp

There are a lot of misconceptions about the role of free parking for homeowners' associations (and other organizations as well!), but the biggest one is always: "why should we actively manage our free parking, if it's free to use and we can't make money from violation fees?"

As it turns out, there are some excellent reasons to manage your free parking: reasons have nothing to do with revenue but rather with compliance.

And even if you have plenty of parking available, more than your residents and visitors could ever need (and if this is you... can we please move to your area?), compliance with your parking rules is still important.

Our customers and users agree - there are several compelling reasons to manage your free parking, even if you don't think you need to.

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Topics: homeowners association, HOA parking, securepark visitor management, visitor management, visitor parking

Your 3 Worst Multifamily Residential Parking Problems, Solved.

Posted by Dylan Sharp

  • How many times have you come home to find your assigned parking spot taken?
  • Are most of the visitor parking spots in your parking lot taken by the same cars, day after day?
  • Do you find yourself writing down the license plate numbers or problematic parkers to show your superintendent or property manager? (Does it work?)
  • Or do you have very little visitor parking available... so visitors take your spot?

Truthfully, if we had a dollar for every story we'd heard like this... well, we'd be vacationing in the Bahamas most of the time.

The fact is: parking problems are difficult, stressful and drive everyone crazy. And they affect anyone who has a car and lives in a multifamily residential complex: whether you drive a Ford or a Maserati, you've experienced the utter frustration of having someone else park in your spot, or not being able to find visitor parking because someone keeps taking the best parking spots.

Let us tell you a few little stories: the names have been changed, the situations are real. If you recognize yourself - or your building - it might be time to give us a call, or ask your property manager to look into our system

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Topics: condo parking, HOA parking, hoa parking enforcement, homeowners association, multifamily parking, parking enforcement, visitor parking

Can California's HOAs enforce their parking rules on private streets?

Posted by John White

What defines a public street in California? It’s open to the public and publicly maintained. Private streets, on the other hand, are privately maintained (by a homeowners' association or otherwise) and may be gated or otherwise blocked from public use. 

Legally, it’s much easier to enforce your parking rules on private streets than public. Fortunately for your HOA, some or all of the roads in your development are likely private, meaning they are owned and maintained by the association and not open for public use. Your HOA may regulate parking for members and non-members alike on these streets. 

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Topics: HOA parking, hoa, homeowners association, california, parking enforcement, parking

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