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Ask the Mayor: Neighbors Have Too Many Cars, Overnight Parking

December 15, 2014, 7:03 AM HST · Updated December 22, 9:19 AM
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Overnight parking. Maui Now photo.

Overnight parking. Maui Now photo.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q: The house across the street from where I live has 10 cars and about 15-20 people living there. It’s a hassle to park on the road and there is always someone blocking our driveway. Getting mail is a problem when they park too close to our mailbox, and sometimes trash pickup is an issue too. What can be done?

A: You can call Maui Police Department’s non-emergency number (244-6400) to report illegal parking, but please note that if parked on the street, your vehicle would also be subject to citation within the same time frame.

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According to the Maui County Code, parking within four feet of either side of a public or private driveway is prohibited. It is also illegal to park in front of an official United States Postal Service mailbox from Monday through Saturday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., unless there is a sidewalk that separates the mailbox and the road (10.48.030).

Regarding the enforcement of overnight parking, Maui County Ordinance 10.48.110 (“All-Night Parking”) states that no person shall park a vehicle on any roadway “for a period of time longer than 60 minutes between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. of any day”; exceptions are granted for authorized emergency vehicles.  Thus, police can cite any vehicle on any roadway if parked in excess of 60 minutes between the hours specified.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov, phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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