City extends grace period for truck restrictions until Nov. 8

The City of Coral Gables has extended the grace period until Nov. 8 before intending to enforce the restrictions pertaining to trucks parked in residential and commercial areas.

The extension will allow more time for individuals owning trucks — and who may be away on summer vacations — to come into compliance with the law. Enforcement will begin after Nov. 8 if compliance has not been achieved. Fines are $100 for the first violation, and up to $500 for each subsequent violation.

The City of Coral Gables has prevailed in the legal court case challenging the city’s ordinances restricting the parking of trucks. The Third District Court of Appeal previously upheld the constitutionality of sections 4-411 and 4-412 of the Coral Gables Zoning Code pertaining to trucks parked in residential and commercial areas. On May 18, the Florida Supreme Court decided not to review this decision, and the city now will enforce the restrictions following a grace period.

Based on the provisions that have been upheld, the parking of trucks in residential areas is prohibited unless the truck is parked in an enclosed garage. Likewise, the parking of trucks upon the streets or other public places in the city is prohibited between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. of the following day.

The city’s truck ordinances seek to preserve the integrity of residential areas and the unique aesthetic qualities of the City of Coral Gables.

For more information, contact Code Enforcement at 305-460-5226.


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