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Blocked Alleys

Alley parking can be dangerous if there is not enough space for emergency vehicles to pass through. The Baltimore County Code, Article 18, Title 2, Subtitle 202 (Obstruction of Streets and Alleys) states:

"(b) A person may not park, stop, or leave unattended a vehicle in any alley leaving less than 12 feet of clearance parallel to the vehicle."

Vehicles blocking alleys and preventing trash and recycling collection can cause:

  • scattering of materials
  • rodent problems
  • delay in material being collected

Vehicles that block alleys are subject to ticketing and towing.

To report a blocked alley, call the police at 410-887-2222.

Revised September 4, 2012

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