How do I report a parking lot with the lines painted way too closely?

I m wondering if there is some kind of rule or law against this. The lines in my apartment complex parking lot are ridiculously close, pretty much leaving enough room for the car and only about 5 inches of space to open your door. We are constantly hitting each others cars just to open our door. It s

I m wondering if there is some kind of rule or law against this. The lines in my apartment complex parking lot are ridiculously close, pretty much leaving enough room for the car and only about 5 inches of space to open your door. We are constantly hitting each others cars just to open our door. It s ridiculous!

State of PA

Other answer:

Leen:
Good question. A parking garage in my downtown area does the same thing. Of course they are trying to make more money by fitting in more cars.
Go to city hall and ask to make an appointment with the building inspection department.
There may be some code regarding public parking lots.
And if not a specific law then the set up of a parking lot is usually subject to plan submission and approval. When a commercial building is built they have to provide specific drawings and plans for number of parking spots, fire lanes, entrances, exits, islands, traffic flows etc.
Then you can find out if they are violating the initial plans, ie years later they painted over the original lines and made new ones.
Is the lot over crowded? Do they have resident stickers? A lot of places do not and someone can have two cars and then have a friend stay with them 90% of the time and so they end up taking 3 spots. So apt complex may need to address that. One person apt gets one parking sticker.
The second thing would be to write up a flyer and suggest to residents to complain to building dept. and to disregard the lines and park a few inches over as normal parking sizes.
Obi Wan Knievel:
Report it to who? You aren't going to find many state laws governing the size of parking spaces on private property, in fact you probably won't find any at all.

Parking is usually a municipal issue, so maybe there is someone at city hall you can talk to. But again, they won't have to many rules governing parking on private property. Even if you find someone at the municipal level, they'll probably tell you to take the problem up with your landlord or property manager.

Ruth:
Contact DMV for actual info
bo:
normal is 16-18 foot length and 7.9 to 19 foot wide. you'll have to local city/town hall for laws concerning this. but since this is probably private property they might not fall under the law and you will need to bring this up with the owners of the property
Kevin:
Contact DMV for actual info
Robt:
Contact DMV for actual info
STEPHEN:
There are no laws about how big spaces have to be.

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