The parking resolution is posted to the Association's Web site at www.wellingtoncommons.com under resolutions, and below. It was adopted during Summer 2020 and replaced an older resolution that had proved ineffective.
Over the past few years, the Board has received complaints about abuse of parking privileges in our community. We reviewed the complaints and enforcement procedures and concluded that the prior parking resolution was inadequate. The new resolution, adopted in 2020, continues our traditional and flexible approach of allowing each resident to park up to three vehicles on the property (one in a reserved space and two in non-reserved spaces on a first-come, first-served basis).
However, it includes provisions that improve our ability to address chronic violations that affect everyone's use of our limited and shared parking resources. Chief among these new provisions are the requirements for displaying hang tags on all vehicles (including those in reserved spaces), the time to update stickers, hours towing will be enforced, and a new interpretation of the requirement in our Declarations to provide 48 hours' notice prior to towing.
The Board has contracted A-1 Towing to remove any vehicle from the property that is not in compliance. Towing will occur on a random basis as determined by the Board. Towing will be between midnight and 5:00 a.m., although vehicles parked in fire lanes can be towed at any time. The hours of enforcement are subject to change at any time. If believe your car has been towed, call the Fairfax County Police non-emergency line at 703-691-2131.
The Board’s aim is to be reasonable while also addressing the most egregious and habitual violations committed by a small number of residents to the detriment of all. The Board's focus for strict enforcement of the resolution will be the hours of midnight to 5:00 am. During other hours, we will not enforce the requirement for every parked vehicle to display a hangtag, relying instead on common courtesy and the honor system. This flexible approach may change—without notice—if violations impede shared use of our limited parking resource.
The new resolution constitutes notice pursuant to and in fulfillment of Article VI, Section 6 of the Declarations, which states that “...the Board of Directors shall have the right to tow any vehicle(s), the keeping or parking of which in the Common Area violates the Declaration, upon forty-eight (48) hours' notice”. Vehicles in violation of the Association's parking policy are subject to towing without further notice at owner's risk and expense.
Please see new Parking amendment that provides guidance for parking and parking decals for Motorcycles. (Update 6/30/17) Residents will need to relinquish a hang tag for a motorcycle decal and park their motorcycle in the reserved space with a car.
Cars with car covers must have a valid hang tag number affixed to the cover so that it is clearly visible. If a hang tag with the same number is found on another vehicle, then parking privileges will be revoked and both vehicles towed.
Contact your landlord immediately and inquire about the status of your tags.