Is it possible your f350 ( I Love those trucks I have owned 10 so far ) extended out over the sidewalk? Did it have a hitch that stuck out as well? Other items that stuck out from the bed?
Some cities also have rules about vehicles 22.5 feet or longer. I know, like I said I had 10 of these trucks through the years. You might ask your HOA whats the deal in a nice cooperative tone.
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I would start by reading the parking section in your CC&Rs. This should state the weight requirements, types of vehicles, etc. that are allowed to be parked on your driveway. Sometimes if the vehicle impedes the sidewalk or is a commercial vehicle (like others have mentioned) then it will be an issue. Good luck!
It really depends on how your truck looks and your CC&Rs. Does it look commercial? Do you have logos or graphics on it? Many times if it has any lettering then it is considered commercial. If that is the case, you could always remove the graphics and get car magnets to take on/off your vehicle. Check with your CC&Rs...and find a good work around.
To answer your question - yes, not having working vehicles with graphics and lettering does make a difference when the street is filled with them. The rules are in place in case of those situations.
Your Trulia profile shows that you are a builder/developer. Could your F350 truck be a work truck or a commercial vehicle? Many homeowners associations forbid the parking of commercial vehicles (work trucks) in the open within the community. The idea is to keep the development looking like a residential community and not a corporation yard.
As others have advised, check your HOA rules.
You need to read your CC&Rs and you will see how you are in violation by parking your truck in your driveway. Perhaps your truck is longer than your driveway? Is it blocking a sidewalk?
Your CC& R's from your Homeowners Association explains the rules for parking in your neighborhood. You would have been given a set of these before you closed escrow on your home. CC&Rs are your Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, ie: the rules of the Homeowner's Association to which you belong. The rules are set up in your best interest to uphold the integrity and attractiveness of your community, thereby protecting the value of your most prized possession, your home.
Hope that helps.
Sorry to hear about your recent communication with your HOA. Did the letter / note reference a rule in the CC&R's (rules) ? If not, try requesting that so that it narrows your research a bit. If its a vague rule, you may want to review your neighbors driveway and then look to meet with the board at their next monthly meeting to chat informaly about it. If you have pictures readily available of any points you wish to make, bring them along as its helps curb the conversation to that meeting. Please keep an amicable tone and set of mind. These are after all your neighbors and friends, and are only looking to keep the best possible image for your community.
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