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City Parking Lot Code Enforcement 101

When maintaining your parking lot and ensuring it is safe for all your facility’s visitors, it is crucial to be aware of parking lot code and compliance. One violation could be the difference between a safe parking lot and a lawsuit. Curcio Enterprises discusses the basics of city parking lot code enforcement and compliance along with the high costs associated with violations.

Reinforcing Safety

Being compliant with California law is crucial when designing, maintaining, and updating your parking lot. Minor and major accidents can occur in parking lots, putting a facility’s finances and reputation at risk. You should not expose pedestrians and drivers to harm due to your own negligence. Paying attention to safety is key anytime you could affect another person’s life.

ADA Violations

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was designed to protect individuals who are disabled from discrimination. Parking lot facilities are required to implement accessible designs on their premises to accommodate the needs of these individuals. This includes having proper signage with correct pictorial symbols that are easily visible to all who enter your parking lot.

The costs for avoiding ADA compliance are steep, as the facility would be violating the law. Essel Environmental reveals, “An entitled disabled individual is entitled to a minimum amount of damages of $1,000 or $4,000, depending on the violation.” These costs also incorporate the Unruh Civil Rights Act, which is an important piece of legislation for California properties to be mindful of when ensuring compliance. It covers more topics than disability, but the act can also apply to facilities who do not have reasonable accommodations for individuals who are disabled.

Maintaining Compliance

It can be difficult to stay up-to-date on California law, as it dynamically changes to accommodate all people. It is crucial to know the law or partner with someone who does to confirm you are always following the most recent laws and codes. Becoming susceptible to state or federal penalties and violations can cost your facility more money. Compliance is more than an investment in your facility. It is a form of protection for other people and your facility’s parking lot.

Steep Costs

When you ignore compliance, you not only overlook the safety of those who are on your premises, but also the costs associated with disregarding the violations. When violations are found on your facility’s parking lot, an inspector will issue an Order to Comply. If the violation has been corrected, then the inspector will close the case. If it has not, then a city attorney will pursue a case where you will be responsible for criminal charges and any attorney fees. Avoid these costs by working with professionals who know and understand the law. Also, be sure to work with a licensed and insured business when making any changes or performing maintenance on your parking lot to steer clear of incurring more costs.

Is your parking lot up to code? Contact Curcio Enterprises, Inc. to keep your facility running smoothly, looking its best, and up to city standards. We pride ourselves on prompt service and customer satisfaction.

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Is Your Stadium Parking Lot Ready for Tourists?

As vacation plans are being made and tickets are being purchased, getting your stadium’s parking lot ready for the influx of tourists is crucial. With an increase in crowds and tourism, it is more important than ever this summer to pay attention to the quality of your parking lot. Curcio Enterprises, Inc. highlights how you can clear the way for tourists during the busy summer months and keep your parking lot in the best shape.

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How to Prep Your Airport Parking Lot for Travel Season

With travel season around the corner, it is crucial to perform maintenance on your airport parking lots, structures, and garages. In this week’s blog, we highlight the importance of getting your parking lot ready for the busy travel season this summer and review a maintenance checklist. During peak travel months, thousands of vacationers pass through airports each day and your facility must be ready for them.

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The Benefits of Paid and Metered Parking

How do you decide whether or not to charge for parking in your lot or install meters? To some drivers, paying for parking can seem like a small inconvenience, while for others it can automatically lend greater quality and a better experience. Curcio Enterprises takes a look at the benefits of paid and metered parking in this week’s blog to help you determine if your parking lot should take advantage of it.

 

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Parking Lot Projects: Working with a Licensed and Insured Business

When you work with a business, you want them to efficiently and safely get the job done without incurring more costs. There are two paths you can take: the risky path or the safe one. Too often, we hear horror stories when people hesitantly decide to work with an unlicensed or uninsured business. Which path will you take? Curcio Enterprises gives you the reasons why it is critical to work with a licensed and insured business for any of your parking lot projects.

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Pressure Washing Protocols

 

Pressure washing is an important component in maintaining a clean, safe facility for drivers, pedestrians, and visitors. Though pressure washing has several benefits, there are a few things to be mindful of before you begin. Curcio Enterprises wants to keep you informed on the pressure washing protocols along with how sticking to a regular pressure washing schedule could benefit your facility.

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Using Extra Funds for Making Parking Lot Improvements

As we continue to make it through the beginning months of the year, it is crucial to focus on making parking lot maintenance improvements. The economy’s growth and greater availability of funds have made it easier on cities, property and facility managers, and building owners to make necessary improvements to their parking lots in California. Don’t delay enhancing your lots now. There is no better time to work with a parking lot maintenance company than now. The economy and the weather are on your side to start your project.

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A Beneficial Perspective That Can Improve Your Parking Lot Usage

Parking from the driver’s vantage point

There’s no doubt parking can be frustrating. Your parking lot either adds to the frustration, reduces it, or eliminates it.

But how do you know the impact your facility is having?

Try putting yourself in the driver’s seat. Think strategically about the experience your customers/patrons are having in your lot (from behind the wheel).

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