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Can associations place limitations on how long guests can park their cars in visitor spots?

Q: I’m on the board of a condominium association, and we want to place limitations on how long guests can part their cars in visitor spots. Can we do that? Are there any city or county laws that we have to follow? Thank you for your advice.

-M.N., Boca Raton

A: If your association’s governing documents gives the board the right to make rules governing the association’s common elements, the answer is yes. With regard to any city or county laws that you have to follow, depending on the status of the parking spaces (such as if any of the spaces are handicapped spaces), you will have to follow the applicable city or county laws (or state or federal laws, if applicable). We recommend that you consult with a Florida licensed attorney, so they can review your governing documents and the applicable laws to determine what rules the board can make regarding the visitor spots.

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