Starting July 1, the City of Hampton will begin enforcing an ordinance that will not allow residents to park on their lawns if street parking is available.
According to city spokesman Robin McCormick, the city will notify residents first if they are in violation of the new law, but if the ordinance continues to be violated, residents could face hefty fines from $10 - $1,000. “City council has heard from a number of people who want their neighborhoods to look better; who want to spiff things up; who want the city to look like a city that we all have pride in,” McCormick said. However, there are some exceptions to the rules!
- Loading and unloading (up to 24 hours)
- When either side of the adjacent street is labeled as "no parking permitted"
- Reasonable accommodation
- City-approved special permit
- Street closures
- Street sweeping/maintenance
- Flooding or severe weather events
- When washing the car