How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

moving van parkingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day can be quite overwhelming. There is a lot to pack, accomplish, anticipate and get completed. And the moment that you perceive you have got it all done, an unexpected delay as a result of lack of parking for your moving van can be one of the most infurating encounters, to say the least. It is also a common thing as people who are moving rarely trouble themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than simply boxing up your things, phoning a moving company in Atlanta, and sorting through your electric and gas companies, among other important logistics, ensure that your moving truck has access and a parking area on your home.

To make certain that your move is completed as trouble-free as possible, as well as conserve you additional costs, time, and work, let'slet us discuss several things to be certain you are ready to go as soon as the professional movers pull up:

1. Think About Your Parking Space

This is very vital for homeowners who live on a busy street and might not have a driveway or a parking lot.

A lot of moving companies are pros at managing alleys and courtyards, and other smaller locations, however you will want to mention to them in advance so that they may determine if a shuttle will be required. Shuttle service incorporates loading a smaller moving van numerous times to load the larger moving van.

Inability to reserve ample parking or reserve shuttle services will have the moving team trudging long distances to and from your house while hauling furniture by hand, which can consume additional time and could end up costing you more money.

2. Consider the Size of the Moving Van

By now you will have found out the availability of parking lot area. Yet, moving van dimensions such as the height and length of the trailer could be colossal and result in various inconveniences.

Even when the moving van has enough space to pull in and out, verify if the moving van will have enough turning space. Next, check for any overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. obtain the Relevant Permits

Discuss with your moving company in Atlanta regarding any permits that might be necessary and ask who is responsible for obtaining them. Various local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to handle that responsibility on your own and do so early enough to avoid a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you will to:

  • Find out if your preferred moving company in Atlanta has the required transit and parking permits in your town.
  • Read residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locales, these permits need to be obtained up to three days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you require.
  • Confirm if your new homeowners association area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you understand which regulations may trouble you beforehand, you will have enough time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


If you have adequately organized for the moving truck parking, you've got the task just about done. Permits aren't difficult to get, and if you're still searching for a reliable moving company in Atlanta, consider a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your belongings in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits a few days prior to the big day and be sure to obtain all the required documents to save you time, money, and energy!


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