Pittsburgh residents issued parking tickets in their own driveways

12:29 PM, Sep 13, 2013   |    comments
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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WPXI) -- Some Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania residents are being ticketed for parking in their own driveways under an obscure ordinance that requires them to pay $225 for a permit if they wish to park within 30 feet of a street.

City council members said they've been getting complaints about the tickets which are issued by the city's Bureau of Building Inspection.

Jeffrey Freedman, who lives in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, said he received a letter stating he may no longer park in his own driveway without facing a fine.

"We have been living in Squirrel Hill for almost 18 years and we have been parking in the driveway for the same amount of time," Freedman said. "It does request that we go to the building inspector to get a certificate of occupancy."

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