Holiday parties and crowded shopping malls, not to mention the possibility for winter weather, can make parking your car a major headache this time of year. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) wants you to be prepared so that your holiday festivities don’t get spoiled by having your car towed.
The Public Utilities Commission, a division of DORA, posted these tips in a recent press release:
1. Park on private property only if you have permission; otherwise park only in public lots.
DORA also reminds holiday partygoers and hosts that many homeowners’ associations (HOAs) have parking restrictions. Spaces may be reserved for owners, or what look like spaces could be designated fire lanes. DORA recommends homeowners in HOAs familiarize themselves with their HOA’s visitor parking regulations before the guests arrive. Guests having their cars towed would be a sure way to spoil the party!
Finally, if you’re traveling with passengers who are elderly or disabled, you can learn about parking rules in the Colorado Department of Revenue’s brochure Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges.
For further information on parking rules see the Colorado Driver Handbook.