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Residents or guests who park in fire lanes, or in front of park entrances or fire hydrants, can be towed without notice. Residents’ cars cannot be towed from their own parking space or driveway unless the vehicle does not
conform to the park rules, in which case a 7-day notice is required. (Civil Code §798.28.5) However, if a vehicle presents a significant danger to the health and safety of residents, or is parked in another resident’s space and that resident requests it be removed, the vehicle could be towed without the 7-day notice. (Civil Code §798.25(b)(2)) The extensive provisions of Vehicle Code Sec. 22658 apply to both the management’s and tow company’s
procedures in removal of the vehicle.

Recap:
● Management may have cars towed without notice if the parked car violates the health and safety of residents.
● Management may have cars towed, upon request, if one resident’s car is parked in another resident’s space.
● A 7-day written advance notice is required if a parked car does not conform to park rules.
● A 7-day notice is not required if a resident parks their car in another resident’s space and the displaced resident requests the car be towed.

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