The Board and Management of Promontory Pointe HOA receives continued complaints in relation to parking issues. The most common complaint pertains to residents not utilizing their private driveway to park their vehicles on a daily basis. For the safety of your property, law enforcement strongly encourages residents to park in their private driveway or garage, all though it is not illegal to park on neighborhood streets per Covenants and State and Local Law (in most cases).
Additional complaints include parking in the street across from a neighbor’s driveway, parking in a driveway in a manner that blocks the sidewalk, parking in front of the cluster mailboxes, parking in front of another homeowners property, parking too close to an intersection or stop sign, parked facing the wrong direction (into traffic), and parking that prohibits the safe movement of traffic, such as along a curve creating a blind spot. Although not all of these parking habits are illegal, they can contribute to an unsafe environment in the neighborhood. We strongly encourage all residents to be mindful and courteous of each other in relation to where you chose to park your vehicle.
In addition, most streets in PPHOA are wide enough to accommodate a vehicle or vehicles parking on one side of the street, however, the problem occurs when vehicles are parked on both sides of the street, which causes impeded sight lines and makes movement of vehicles slow and difficult. It also can inhibit the safe movement of fire trucks, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, school buses, U.S. Mail and utility vehicles. Additionally, it causes an unsafe environment for pedestrians to move freely around their neighborhood, especially small children.
Parking According to the Covenants
The Promontory Pointe HOA Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (DCCR’s) addresses storage of boats, trailers, and other vehicles and equipment in Article X, Section 10 (page 28). Please refer to your copy or the copy available on our website for details. Most parking violations are not addressed in the DCCR’s because they are specific State of Texas Parking Laws. Violations of the Covenants on private HOA property, including common areas and streets within the gated areas, are subject to fines by the Association.
Specific Texas Parking Laws
Texas parking laws are listed under the state’s Transportation Code Section 545.301. All violations of traffic laws can be enforced by law enforcement, and if your vehicle is deemed to be a traffic hazard or violates traffic laws, it can be ticketed or moved at the owner’s expense. Here is a summary:
Section 545.302 Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited in Certain Places.
a) An operator may not stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
1. On a sidewalk;
2. In an intersection;
3. On a crosswalk;
4. Between safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet on the curb opposite of the safety zone;
5. Where an official sign prohibits stopping or other Texas parking law prohibits parking.
b) An operator may not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger, stand or park an occupied or unoccupied vehicle:
1. In front of a public or private driveway;
2. Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
3. Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
4. Within 30 feet of a flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of the roadway;
5. Where an official sign prohibits standing or other Texas parking law prohibits parking.
Section 545.303 Additional Parking Regulations
A vehicle must be parked parallel to a curb and be parked within 18 inches of the curb.
For all Texas State Law parking violations, contact: SAPD non emergency (210-207-7273) or City Services at 311.
For all Covenant related parking violations, contact: Our manager at Diamond Management Association & Consulting, 210-561-0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.