Vehicle parking in River Oaks is at a premium, especially for visitors. Please observe the rules which are included in the "Parking Policies and Enforcement Procedures" so that everyone has adequate and safe parking. Please contact Mirga Dulys at VMI with questions or concerns about the parking policies or these guidelines.
1. Numbered parking spaces are reserved for the corresponding residence. Contact VMI at 443-249-0172 to report an unauthorized vehicle in
a numbered parking space. In order for any action to be taken, you must provide the make, model, color, and license plate of the vehicle, and the number of the spot in which the vehicle is
2. Un-numbered parking spaces are open to residents and guests.
3. Residents are responsible for advising their visitors where to park in the neighborhood. Visitors should park in your driveway, your assigned space, or parking specifically designated for VISITORS or not otherwise assigned.
TEMPORARY WAIVER: If you would like to request a temporary waiver of the Commercial Vehicle or other parking policy, please email Mirga Dulys IN ADVANCE and explain your situation. Examples include, but are not limited to, limited duration overnight parking for a commercial vehicle while renovations are underway or limited duration overnight parking for a small recreational vehicle occupied by visiting family members. This would NOT include commercial or recreational vehicles parked in driveways or along curbs during the same day. Only OVERNIGHT parking of such vehicles to the next day is prohibited. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis and reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate such requests, but approval is not guaranteed regardless of prior approvals. Questions should be directed to Mirga at Victory Management (VMI).
Sidewalks. No parking on the sidewalks, either parallel to the curb or overhanging a driveway! The sidewalk starts at the seam where the curb ends. This is a violation of Maryland and Anne Arundel law as well as River Oaks By-Laws and Parking Policies. Sidewalk parking causes unnecessary wear and tear on the sidewalks which are not reinforced like driveways, makes it difficult or impossible for people to walk safely, and creates an unsightly appearance in the neighborhood. This is a violation of the By-Laws, Section 3 (j) which states, "No motorized vehicle may be used or maintained on the yard or sidewalks of any Unit..." Furthermore, this is a violation of Anne Arundel County Code, Title 12, Article 3, Section 102, as well as MD Code Section 21-1003 (c).
§ 21-1003. Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places.
(c) Sidewalks.- A person may not stop, stand, or park a vehicle on a sidewalk
Although the country does not tow for this violation, this provides sufficient justification for the Association to contact Chesapeake Exxon to tow a vehicle on the sidewalk.
If a vehicle is repeatedly parking on the sidewalk, please email Mirga Dulys. VMI, with the make, model, color, and license plate of the vehicle, the specific location of the sidewalk on which the vehicle is parked, and if you know which unit the vehicle is visiting or with whom it is associated.
Fire Lanes/Yellow Curbs/Mailboxes. These areas are marked by the community to ensure that emergency vehicles have sufficient space to respond to emergencies and so that the USPS can deliver the mail. The USPS carrier may not deliver if a mailbox is blocked with a vehicle. Vehicles parked in front of mailboxes also block residents from obtaining their mail. These rules apply 24/7.
In front of someone else's driveway without their permission. This is a violation of Anne Arundel County Code Title 12, Article 3, Section 105.
Grass. Damages fragile landscaping and creates an unsightly appearance in the neighborhood. Contact VMI at 443-249-0172 to report a vehicle parked on the grass. In order for any action to be taken, you must provide the make, model, color, and license plate of the vehicle, and the location of the grassy area upon which the vehicle is parked.
If your vehicle is not where you left it, contact the Anne Arundel County police at 410-222-8610 and they will advise if the vehicle has been towed.
If you experience an issue that needs relief from a parked vehicle in the community, you must call Victory Management, 443-249-0172 ext. 13 and advise Mirga Dulys, our property manager of the situation. Chesapeake Towing will only tow upon authorization of Mirga Dulys. The procedure is as follows:
4. Only vehicles not prohibited by the Parking Policies and Enforcement Procedures shall be parked or stored in or on any Common Element. There is no General Common Element designated for RV's, boats, trailers, or commercial vehicles. The Board knows that several residents have commercial "take-home" vehicles, either because they are "on call" or because their company provides this as a benefit. We can empathize but not authorize those vehicles to park in the community.
Commercial vehicles are defined as:
a. any vehicle used to store or sell food;
b. any vehicle used for transporting lawn-care or landscaping equipment;
c. any vehicle licensed for use as a common or contract carrier;
d. vehicles for hire, such as limousines, hearses and taxis;
e. a private or public school bus;
f. any vehicle with ladders, ladder racks and/or glass racks attached to or stored on the outside of the vehicle
g. any vehicle in or on which flammable liquids or hazardous materials are stored other that the fuel used by the vehicle itself;
h. any vehicle with construction equipment visibly stored;
i. wreckers, tow trucks, flatbed trucks, and stake body trucks;
j. any vehicle with uncovered exterior logos, signs, lettering, numbers, advertising, or irregular and distinct coloring which creates the appearance of a commercial vehicle;
k. any vehicle with commercial paraphernalia or equipment attached, strapped, or affixed to the exterior of the vehicle, including but not limited to storage containers or pipes;
l. any vehicle with an excessive amount of commercial equipment or supplies within the interior of the vehicle which is in plain view from the sidewalk, including but not limited to pesticide, paint, paint buckets, propane, tanks, cabling, uncovered or unsecured tools or other supplies;
m. any vehicle which, because of its irregular height, length, shape, or weight, is not a conventional passenger car or truck and is more suited for a commercial purposes;
n. any truck or van designated for the transport of furniture, equipment, animals, or scheduled transportation, such as moving vans;
o. any agricultural, industrial, or similar machinery or equipment; OR
p. any vehicle required by law to sound an alarm when the vehicle is operated in reverse