If you have ever lived in an area with mostly off-street parking you know it can be a free-for-all. While this happens in metro areas such as Denver, it can also happen in places like Grand Junction. If your house has a nice shade tree near the curb, everyone wants to park there.

Can anyone just park in front of your house in Colorado? What does the Colorado parking law have to say about this?

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What Does Colorado's Parking Law Say About Residential Streets?

Colorado's parking law does not designate off-street parking in front of a home as belonging to the homeowner. The streets are open to all, so technically it's perfectly ok for someone to park there. Here is what the parking law does say...

No vehicle may be parked within five feet of a public or private driveway. No vehicle can park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, within 20 feet of a crosswalk, and within 30 feet of a flashing signal. You must also be 30 feet from a stop or yield sign when parking a vehicle in Colorado.

What About a Parking Detourant?

People parking in front of someone else's home seems to be something that happens all the time and people just do not like it. The leading suggestion on Reddit is to load up that nice shade tree on the front curb with bird feeders. After a couple of days, people won't want to park under your tree anymore.

See More of Colorado's Parking Restrictions

While there are no designated spaces on a residential street, Grand Junction is loaded with places you are not allowed to park. Scroll on to check out several tips for avoiding a parking ticket on the Western Slope

Places Where You Simply Cannot Park a Car In Colorado

Have you ever received a ticket for parking on a sidewalk? How about parking too close to a fire hydrant? Here's a look at a number of places in Colorado where parking your vehicle constitutes a definite no-no.

Many of these forbidden zones in Colorado are obvious. Others warrant a little reminding. A few, however, may have slipped under the radar. Here's a quick refresher course on Colorado parking etiquette.

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MORE: Places in Grand Junction Where You're Most Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket

Have you ever had the pleasure of paying a hefty fine for speeding? Isn't it fun? According to you, these are the places around Grand Junction where you're most apt to get busted for speeding.

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LOOK: Strangest Laws in Colorado You're Probably Breaking Right Now

We all try our hardest to follow the law, even when we don't agree with them. We took a look at some of Colorado's laws and discovered a few that make no sense at all.

We know drinking and driving is illegal, but did you know riding a horse while intoxicated is illegal. Or take a mule or donkey into a building could get you in trouble.

And whoever threw a missile at a car is someone we'd like to meet.

Take a look at Colorado's most outrageous laws on the books.

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