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Does anyone know about storing a boat in your driveway in Williamsville NY

Does anyone know the rules regarding storing a boat in your driveway in Williamsville. Some lady there told me that you cannot store a boat in your drive way, period, and said that it must be stored in a garage, or I would have to get a dry storage facility to house it. I have never heard of this. I see boats in driveways all the time around here. The lady was yelling at me when I tried to explain that I see boats in driveways all the time around here.

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Comment by Scott McKee on September 21, 2012 at 2:10pm

I live in Williamsville, and yes you can store a boat in your driveway provided its not an aircraft carrier.  How many rod holders do you think I could put on an aircraft carrier?  Probably not enough to be illegal on St. Clair.


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Comment by jojo wilczewski on September 21, 2012 at 7:28pm

John I think it is alright, as long it is registered. If it is unregistered it would be considered a like junk auto. Which is not legal and for good reason. Nobody wants junk vehicles around.

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Comment by Jerry Miller on September 21, 2012 at 8:40pm

I DON'T KNOW IF THE GUY GAVE THE LADY BAD INFO BECAUSE HE WAS HAVING A BAD DAY BUT THAT IS WHAT SHE SAID THE THE OFFICER SAID!!


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Comment by Tony Scime on September 22, 2012 at 8:20am

Jerry:

This is from the Williamsville Village Code:

§ 112-21. Residential parking.

B. Residential parking area design standards.

(3) A trailer, boat trailer, camp trailer, recreational vehicle trailer or portable hot tub trailer shall be parked or stored only in a rear yard. Any trailer in excess of 26 feet in length shall be stored only within a wholly enclosed building.

So if you live in the Village of Williamsville, you boat trailer must be parked in a garage or rear yard. Whether or not the Village enforces its ordinances is another matter. Often, they do not enforce these things unless they receive a complaint.

Comment by Jerry Miller on September 22, 2012 at 11:09am

Thank you! I think the backyard could be a option but my next door neighbor has a boat in his front driveway and it is never ticketed. There a HUGE cigarette speed boat  on the next Street, that has to be at least 26"(I think bigger) and they have it in the front yard also. It must be one of those things that they have to say what it is when questioned, but look the other way when it occurs.


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Comment by Frank Stachowiak on October 2, 2012 at 1:04pm

Thank you Tony, I was just going to post the info I received from the "lady who answers the phone" in the Town of Wlliamsville offices. So Gerry, your boat has to be parked in a rear yard.  But there is a loophole that some smartass lawyer will charge you $100 to bring to your attention.  It doesn't say YOUR rear yard.  So park it in your neighbor's rear yard.  Then the smartass lawyer will charge you another $100 to beat the trespass charge!!! 


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Comment by Frank Stachowiak on October 2, 2012 at 2:26pm

Gerry, I got a call back from someone in the Amherst Bldg Dept.  They allow boats to be parked on a paved surface, front or rear. Looks like Williamsville feels more exclusive than Amherst.

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