Is it legal if the police won't let me put up a sign in my yard for people to pay for parking?
Question Details: My family and I live right behind a balloon park. This time of year we often times put up a sign saying somehting like, "Park Here $7 per car". However, this year is a little different. We noticed a few police cars located right outside our house monitoring traffic. When we went out to place a sign, they said, "Oh sorry, we can't let you do that this year due to the new zoning rules". When I found out about this I was pretty baffled. I believe that we have the right to offer parking on our property. The government is picking winners and losers for who gets business. It's as if the people who run the balloon fiesta are trying to gain more profit.
It depends on the zoning laws. If the zoning was changed so that you cannot, for example, run a business or have a commercial enterprise at you location, that would bar you from selling parking spaces. The way to answer your question is to go to town hall/the town clerk's office tomorrow and check what the zoning now says or is.
Have the zoning laws been changed in your area? If so, then I'm afraid that you have no claim here. The police are merely enforcing the law. You'll eed to check this out with the town clerk or zoning department.