: Some of us own scooters. Previous boards let us park our scooters in a portion of the garage that doesn't interfere with foot traffic. The new board wants to charge for scooter parking. Is that legal?
Boards often charge rent to owners who want a storage room or a parking space for their exclusive use. However, open (unassigned) parking for bicycles and scooters in designated areas is usually provided without charge.
. A user fee for non-exclusive parking would probably fall under Civil Code §5600(b)
. Such fees may not exceed the amount necessary to defray the costs for which they are levied, i.e., they may not be treated as profit centers for the association.
. The association can require decals on bicycles and scooters so it can contact owners if there are problems. However, the association can only charge a reasonable amount to cover the cost of the decals.
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