FRONT-YARD PARKING ENFORCEMENT: David Chavez says in a recent email, “A few months ago a person asked a question about people parking in the front yard of residential houses. The response from the city was that (it) was not legal to park in (a) front yard without some exceptions.
“Recently there has been quite a few houses in our neighborhood who are parking up to eight cars in a front yard. I have called 311 multiple times with no response, even when I have asked for a return call. Can you get a straight answer? Is the city enforcing this ordinance or not?”
Yes and yes.
Brennon Williams, Albuquerque’s planning director, says “the adoption of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) specifically incorporated front-yard parking standards and these regulations are being applied to residential properties by our Code Enforcement Division.