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Is the curb fair game or is it considered property if you only have one driveway?

Where I live, we are given ONE drive way. We are allowed 1 vehicle for every licensed driver in the home. When we had 2 cars, I'd get the driveway, hubby'd get the curb in front of our house. Our neighbor, they'd park in their one space and park their other car on the curb b/w our spaces. No problems.

Once we had a get together with some friends. It's obvious to park in front of our house since we had so much curb space. One person parked in the neighbor's spot...b/w the two drive ways. It caused drama, chaos, and a bunch of stress b/c our "friend" refused to move and said curb was fair game.

In my mind, if there's limited space to begin with, it should be a given that the curb is claimed. It should be a given that if there's space in front of the home you are visiting, its courtesy to park in front of that home. Drama drama lol. Now, we're down to one vehicle right now so we're pulling our car over in our space partially in the grass so if she can't park on the curb in front, she can park next to us in the one space. Otherwise, hubby's going to request she no longer come to our gatherings.

What do you think of the curb? Is it fair game to park?
For stuff...I'm told anything on the other side of the side walk away from the house IS fair game. What are your thoughts?

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Imortlmommy

Asked by Imortlmommy at 3:12 AM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (6)
  • It's fair game. You don't own the street or the curb. Once the property line is crossed, in most cases, as soon as the sidewalk begins, you lose all rights to dictate who parks there.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:25 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • The curb IS fair game. While it's neighborly to consider a spot "your neighbor's," it's just courtesy, there's no legal standing.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 7:20 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Anyone can next to the curb. It is part of the street.
    CometGirl

    Answer by CometGirl at 9:10 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • It's public - fair game.
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 10:13 AM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Absolutely not. It's public property and anyone can park there. You don't get to call dibs...lol.
    MegMurry

    Answer by MegMurry at 12:52 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • fair game. its nice that there's a friendly agreement with your neighbor but when parking is needed, the street is anyones to use
    flamingomegs

    Answer by flamingomegs at 11:19 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

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