Don't park in your front yard if you live in Madison. The Madison Board of Alderman adopted the International Property Maintenance Code last week. The Board also amended Section 302.8.1 (p. 8 below) to include :
Parking of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, truck campers, travel trailers, tent trailers, camping trailers, motorized bikes, recreational vehicles, off highway vehicles, all terrain vehicles, trucks, tractors, or other major recreational equipment are prohibited from parking within the required front and side yards except on a paved driveway or other hard-surfaced area normally considered the driveway of the lot, parcel, or tract. Such vehicles may be parked or stored in a garage, carport, or fenced area behind the rear line of the building, but no closer than ten feet to any property line or boundary line, or rear property line, except that such item which is not greater than six feet in height at any point may be parked or stored closer than ten feet to a property line and cannot be seen from the street.