The city is cracking down on the ordinance that has long been ignored.
Parking is permitted on residential lots only on a legal driveway or in a garage. A driveway or parking area must be made with approved all-weather surface material (asphalt or concrete) to meet city standards. In certain zoning situations, there are limits to the amount of yard area that can be used for a driveway or parking. Check with INCOG at (918) 584-7526 for more information about legally recognized parking areas.
Note: Vehicles parked in the street must be operable and may not remain parked in the same space for an extended time. Violations should be reported to the Customer Care Center at (918) 596-2100. Please note the closest address, the color, model, and tag number of vehicles when reporting a street parking violation. These violations are handled by the Tulsa Police Department. This is not a code violation
Tulsa neighborhood services made good on the new crackdown by handing out tickets beginning Monday. They told Fox 23 News the reasoning behind the sudden attention to the law comes because cars on the yard have been "detracting from the appearance and the value of the neighborhoods."
Bibiana Garcia got one of those tickets yesterday. She says that will make her change her ways.
"We won't be parking there I guess, we'll be parking in the street, because we don't have the money to be paying tickets all the time."