K.D. from Broward County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
In Condo Association each owner is given a deeded parking space. They recently changed the parking sticker. Now, there are some residents that have for whatever reason, not complied. It does state in our documents that car must be registered and insured. Can the association boot or tow the resident’s car in the deeded spot?
Mister Condo replies:
K.D., booting and towing cars are extreme measures and should only be done as a last resort. I am not sure of your local laws but it may even be forbidden to tow vehicles without some type of warning and properly placed, highly visible signs. A better solution would be an education program, followed by a warning, followed by a request to appear before the Board to explain why they aren’t following the parking rules, followed by a fine(s). Only as a last resort would the association resort to using a boot or towing enforcement of the regulations. With proper education and enforcement, I hope it doesn’t come to that. If the association is intent on booting or towing cars, I strongly suggest they speak with a qualified attorney to discuss their plans before they implement them. All the best!