How to arrange parking for moving day

There are many things to remember when it comes to moving day – almost too much! You might think that after you have booked the Jersey City movers, all you have to do is pack your things in your house, but that’s not the case. There are many other items that must be removed from the list before you move. One of them, if you do not have a driveway and live in a busy area, is to arrange parking for moving day.

If you do not have a driveway or enough parking space on the street in front of your house, you need to reserve a parking space on the street with signs through the local police or government center. You can also use companies that will perform this service for you.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you need to arrange parking for moving day

  1. Most jurisdictions require you to install reserved parking signs at least 72 hours before the day of moving.
  2. Be sure to check to see if your street has time or rush hour restrictions. Notify your relocation consultant of any restrictions.
  3. For busy city parking, you can put obstacles, such as traffic cones or garbage cans, in places where you haven’t set up traffic signs so people can follow them.
Moving truck
Moving trucks require a minimum of 3 spaces for cars; 4 spaces allow a safer loading ramp extension

Parking permits for moving equipment

Parking permits are usually one of the most neglected details when preparing to move long distances, but they are also one of the most important. And since planning and packing can be hectic, you don’t have to worry about whether you should park in the new residence. Save your time and stress by finding out whether you need permission to park moving equipment and then preparing it in advance.

What is a parking permit?

A parking permit is a document issued by a city that gives you permission to park on the street for a specific period of time. In some places, this is a temporary sign that you or the city place in the parking area. This reserves space from being used by others and lets the city know that a truck, trailer or container may be there.

Do you need it?

If you are driving a rented truck or you have a relocation service such as Tik Tok Moving and Storage NYC, you may need permission if you plan to park equipment:

  • In a residential complex or storage facility
  • On the street
  • On a private road intersected by a public sidewalk
  • In a residential area with a Homeowners Association (HOA)

Since parking rules vary in all places, you must determine if permission is required before the day you move. A quick search on the Internet can help you find this information or simply contact the appropriate department or staff. This can be a street department, a licensing and permit department, a police department, or a temporary signs department.

No parking sign
Or you may need to ask your HOA, manager, or landlord about the ways to arrange parking for moving day

How to get a parking permit?

Having determined whether a parking permit is required, you need to apply for it in person, via the Internet or by phone in the official office of your city. In most cities, you will need to get permission a few days to a few weeks in advance, so don’t wait until the last minute. This gives you enough time to place signs so others know when the parking is unavailable. Even if this is not necessary, we recommend as a courtesy to inform the neighbors when the equipment arrives. If you move long distances, be sure to ask about how to reserve a place before your arrival.

What are the benefits?

Obtaining a parking permit for moving equipment has many advantages. This document:

  • Ensures that the trailer or container has a guaranteed parking spot on the day of moving;
  • Helps you avoid one of the biggest moving day disasters;
  • Prevents tickets or fines (including towing);
  • Ensures you have a safe, clean place for loading and unloading;
  • Provides easy access to your new home or building;
  • Notifies others not to park there during that time.

What’s the price?

Prices to arrange parking for moving day vary depending on where you are moving. Although some cities may take nothing, others may take a couple of hundred dollars. Prices can be found online or by calling the city office that issues permits.

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