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Is A Permit Required For Parking A Moving Truck?

Published on 2023-03-10

You’ve taken every step to make sure you’re packed and ready to go on moving day. The moving truck arrives, you load up all your furniture and belongings and eagerly await its arrival so you can move into your new home. The only problem? There is no parking available, or if there is space available, a permit needs to be applied for in order to use it. This can be quite the headache to deal with on moving day, though it certainly doesn’t apply to all situations. Which means, we need to consider the question of when and if a permit is required to park a moving truck. If you think a permit may be needed, contact the city or living complex you’re moving to just to cover the bases.

Is A Permit Required For Parking A Moving Truck?

A Permit Is Not Required In Most Cases

In answer to the question posed in the headline, a permit is not required for a moving truck to park in most cases. This doesn’t mean you should automatically assume that no permit is needed—it’s always best to cover your bases when doing something that requires such intricate planning and coordination as moving. You certainly don’t want to find yourself in a situation in which all your planning (and payments) for a moving truck and/or moving labor are for not because you can’t park the truck where necessary to unload the truck. Even if you have to park further from the entrance to your home or apartment, that can add considerable time and effort to a move.

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When Is A Permit Required?

The situations in which permits are most often required for moving trucks are when parking is scarce or limited for other reasons. This means that larger cities with limited available parking spots may require a permit, as will certain streets where a large truck may impede the flow of traffic. Other times when a permit, or at the very least, express permission, may be needed to park a moving truck include apartment complexes, areas with a homeowner’s association, or condominiums. While an official permit may not be needed, arrangements may still need to be ahead of time, at the very least so you don’t ruffle the feathers of other residents or management. Even if not needed, they may be willing to cordon off a parking area close to the door to help accommodate your move if you communicate it ahead of time.

Moving Truck Need A Parking Permit

Permits Can Apply To More Than Just Trucks

It’s important to remember that permits can apply to anything that takes up space on the street, even temporarily. This means that trailers, vans, and moving containers can fall under the same rules. Even in areas where a permit isn’t legally required, it may allow you the freedom to park in a loading/unloading zone, which can make the moving process much easier if you do have one. The bottom line is that, if any of the above scenarios might apply to your moving situation, it’s best to look into it and make sure you have the necessary space to make sure your moving day goes off without a hitch.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at [email protected]

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