July 8, 2024 at 5:51 pm

His Neighbor Filed A Complaint Because His Unregistered Car Was Left Next To The House, So He Read The City Ordinances And Complied By Covering The Car With A Dirty Tarp

by Michael Levanduski

Source: Flickr

It is important to keep your property looking nice and staying in compliance with all local regulations.

The man in this story, however, got a complaint from his neighbor for the smallest issue.

Check out how he fixed the issue below.

Unregistered Vehicles Must Be Covered

My first car was an 88 Jeep Wrangler that I bought off my brother in 2003.

A Wrangler is a heck of a first car for a teenager, but there was a reason I could afford it; neither my brother nor the previous owners had been kind.

Seems pretty reasonable.

By the time I decided on a college 2 years later the list of repairs needed was beyond what I was willing to put into it, not to mention parking fees.

I decided I wouldn’t be taking it with me.

But it was a sweet ride (4.0/5 speed out of a 91) and no-one was ready to part with it, so my dad decided to park it on the side of the house for the time being.

With the repairs not yet addressed the Jeep was not getting driven, and a few months later we let the registration lapse.

Something suspicious here.

The very next day we received an ordinance violation notice from the township.

One of our neighbors had taken note of our tag and was waiting for the day they could report it.

That’s a safe bet.

We had one retired neighbor that we didn’t get along with (didn’t hate the guy but he had a lot of petty complaints) so we were pretty sure it was him.

Well, we were upset, but my dad was ready to move a car out of the garage and put the inoperable Jeep in it’s place to appease the neighbor and put us in compliance.

That’s when I took a closer look at the ordinance and realized it specified that unregistered vehicles are not to be parked next to the house uncovered.

No specific type of cover required, just some cover.

Oh, they’ll cover it up.

So, we went out back and got our dirtiest tarp, slung it over the Jeep, and pinned it down with rocks.

Our reasonably nice, if somewhat rusty, Jeep had been replaced by a mystery lump covered with a dirty tarp, and that was compliant.

We were more annoyed that he has called the township on us than anything else; after a few weeks of smug satisfaction we did finally sell the Jeep.

I don’t live there anymore but I don’t think my parents have had a complaint since. Hopefully that neighbor crosses the street and talks to them about problems now.

Hey, they complied with the city requirements.

Let’s see what other people had to say about the situation.

Yeah, it could be worse that’s for sure.

Source: Reddit/MaliciousCompliance

.1% covered is still covered.

Source: Reddit/MaliciousCompliance

Well, it would technically be covered.

Source: Reddit/MaliciousCompliance

Just mind your own business.

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