The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a federal law that makes it illegal to block sidewalk accessibility. According to the ADA sidewalks should be free of all obstacles/ barriers that would restrict use of the sidewalk by persons using a cane, walker or wheelchair. Barriers include vehicles, bushes, low hanging trees, etc.
A city of Miramar ordinance states it is illegal to park across the sidewalk or in the lawn.
Sec. 20-48. Parking regulations, all zoning districts.
(b) Parking so as to face oncoming traffic prohibited. It is unlawful to park any vehicle on the street, right-ofway or swale area in such a manner as to face oncoming, opposing traffic, whether or not curbing is present.
(c) Parking, standing on sidewalks. It shall be a violation for any person to park a vehicle upon any part
of a public sidewalk or bike path.
(d) Parking in public right-of-way. It shall be a violation for any person to park a vehicle on any street in such
a way to impede the free flow of traffic or interfere with the passage of emergency vehicles.
(k) Blocking driveways. It shall be a violation for any person to stop, stand or park any vehicle so as to den y
normal access to any public or private roadway.
(m) Consent of owner required. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle including trailers upon
any privately owned parking lot or other private property without the consent of the owner, lessee, tenant or
other person entitled to the possession and use of the premises.
(h) Parking location. No commercial or passenger vehicle shall be parked on any part of private
property including the lawn area, except in a driveway, carport or garage. Passenger cars may be parked
in swale areas abutting residential property with the consent of the abutting residential property owner.
This is a reminder that it is the policy of Franklin Farms Homeowners Association that parking
is allowed in your driveway and swale area (facing traffic) only.
- Parking across sidewalks is prohibited and illegal.
- Parking in your lawn is prohibited and illegal.
- Unlicensed or inoperable vehicles are not allowed on any portion of the property.
- Commercial vehicles are not allowed on any portion of the property unless all commercial
signs are covered.
Parking is allowed in driveways or on your own swale area only. Parking in the lawn is strictly
prohibited. If you are planning to have numerous guests at your property please observe all parking
laws and/or provide off-site parking for your guests. Violations will be reported to the police and you
will be ticketed.
No aircraft, commercial trucks or other such commercial vehicles, unlicensed or inoperable
vehicles, mobile homes, motor homes, or trailers of any other description shall be permitted to be
parked or to be stored in any place on any Lot in the Property unless parked or stored within garages,
whereby such vehicles cannot be seen from any street. Any vehicles with commercial advertising
must have the advertising completely covered when parked on the property.