Is it Legal to Park in Someone Else's Driveway?
By an edhat reader
I read a report on Nextdoor from someone in my neighborhood that a man was parked in their driveway. He initially refused to leave citing, "the public has an easement for any driveway." Is this true?
Below is the full post by my neighbor:
40-45ish Caucasian male "Sean", shaved side of head, maybe 5 ' 9" 175#, seated in a black Jeep Wrangler with cracked windshield talking on the phone while parked in my driveway. I asked him what he was doing there, and he said he'd pulled off the road to be on the phone. I asked him to leave, and he said "Don't have to have attitude about it...I know the law and the public has an easement for any driveway." I asked him to leave again, and recited his license plate (something like CRF X 129). He hung up with his call, and left.
"Sean" is mistaken: you don't have the legal right to park in or in front of anyone else's driveway locally, and if the vehicle is abandoned, it can be towed at the owner's expense, plus the citation. Sean seemed angry and impulsive. Beware. I have reported this information to the police.