Dec 292017

The City of Key West wants to remind residents aware that they cannot block off parts of the public right of way for private parking. Now that season is getting into full swing, City officials have received complaints that some residents are posting signs or even using cones and barricades to reserve parking spaces along the city streets. The right of way is public property, and cannot be marked with private “No Parking,” “No Trespassing,” or other signs. Nor can this area be blocked with cones or other obstructions.

The City’s Code Compliance and Parking Enforcement officers will be addressing this illegal use citywide in the coming weeks. Anyone who has tried to reserve city right of way for private use is warned to take down the signs or remove the blockage immediately. Cones or other illegal blockades will be removed.

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 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #249, News, Public Notice  Add comments

  2 Responses to “Pick Up Your Cones!”

  1. It should be clarified that, according to Comm. Jimmy W., owners of property with curb cuts may park in those curb cuts and prohibit anyone else from doing so. This is a practical approach to eliminating the problem of trying to get in or out of a parking pad on a narrow street with parking on both sides – as is common in old town. Therefore, I will not remove my “no parking” sign from my parking pad gate.

    • This depends on how the law is written. Most cars are longer than that curb cut. How is the parking officer to know if that car is addressed to that location ? Might point out that the curb cut is not only for that driveway but also for bikers to go from sidewalk to road. So lets see the actual written law. I do not believe it was intended to be a private parking space for that house.