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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. HOA says truck owner cannot park on street

Posted at 8:34 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 23:36:39-04

The latest conflict between a Las Vegas homeowners association and a resident all comes down to his truck.

It is too big for his garage or driveway, but HOA will not let him park on the street in the area near Cactus Avenue and Southern Highlands Parkway.

"It's an unmodified truck. It's not like we extended it or did anything crazy to it, it just doesn't fit," said Dwayne Martinez, the truck owner. 

If he parks it in the garage, he cannot close the garage door. If he parks it on the driveway, the back bumper hangs over the edge. But he is not allowed to park on the street, either. 

"You will get a ticket saying that you need to move the car or you will get fined or towed," said Martinez. 

Now he has to pay to keep his truck somewhere else, sell the truck or move.

"I'm really frustrated," he said. 

So Martinez called 13 Action News, and we went to the HOA management company.

The manager who spoke with us asked not to show her on camera, and said she cannot discuss anything with anyone but the owner of the property. She said only guests are allowed to park on the street and only for a limited amount of time. 

For the better part of the last two years, the HOA has given Martinez a permit to park on the street, but recently said they would not give him a new permit.

Martinez knows HOAs can make their own rules and now he's checking out new homes and measuring the garage space.