Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
February 02, 2021

How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

moving van parkingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day is usually quite overwhelming. There is a lot to pack, accomplish, plan for and get completed. And the moment that you think you have got it all done, an unforeseen delay as a result of lack of parking for your moving van is one of the most upsetting encounters, to say the least. It is also a common thing as people who are moving seldomly trouble themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than merely boxing up your things, phoning a moving company in Oklahoma City, and sorting through your electric and gas companies, among other key logistics, ensure that your moving truck has access and a parking area on your home.

To ensure that your move is completed as smoothly as possible, as well as conserve you additional expenses, time, and work, let'slet us discuss several things to be certain you are prepared as soon as the professional movers arrive:

1. Consider Your Parking Area

This is very vital for homeowners who live on a busy street and might not have a driveway or a parking lot.

Most moving companies are pros at managing alleys and courtyards, and other less than ample locations, however you will want to tell them in advance so that they may determine if a shuttle will be needed. Shuttle service incorporates loading a smaller truck several times to load the larger moving van.

Inability to have sufficient parking or reserve shuttle services will have the moving team trecking long distances to and from your house while hauling household furnishings by hand, which can consume additional time and may end up costing you more.

2. Consider the Size of the Moving Van

By now you will have figured out the availability of parking lot area. Yet, moving van dimensions such as the height and length of the trailer could be very large and result in several inconveniences.

Even when the moving truck has sufficient space to pull in & out, check if the moving van will have sufficient turning space. Secondly, check for any overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. Get the Relevant Permits

Talk with your moving company in Oklahoma City regarding any permits that might be necessary and be clear on who is responsible for obtaining them. Various local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to handle that responsibility on your own and do so early enough to avoid a last-minute scramble.

To do so, you'll want to:

  • Find out if your preferred moving company in Oklahoma City has the required transit and parking permits in your location.
  • Read residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In some locales, these permits need to be obtained up to three days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you will need.
  • Verify if your new homeowners association area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space beforehand.

After you know which regulations may trouble you ahead of time, you should have enough time to organize, apply, and pick the relevant permits in offices or online.


If you have adequately organized for the moving truck parking, you've got the task just about done. Permits aren't difficult to get, and if you're still looking for a reliable moving company in Oklahoma City, consider a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your things in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits a few days prior to the big day and be sure to obtain all the required documents to save you time, money, and hassle!


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