Fayette County to address parking on lawns

Complaints about residents who park their cars on their front lawns have prompted Fayette County to review its ordinances for possible revision.

After residents of Newton Plantation expressed concern about diminished property values, Chairman Eric Maxwell noted that a previous ordinance prohibiting parking on lawns was removed in 2005 because of complaints about selective enforcement. However, older subdivisions within the county often have expired or nonexistent homeowners association regulations, leaving residents with little recourse.

The commission voted 3-2 on July 26 to direct county staff to pursue drafting a new ordinance that would likely exclude property designated as agricultural-residential.

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