Saturday, September 23, 2023


The wordiest parking lot sign in America

By Chuck Woodbury

In days of old, a parking lot sign might say that unauthorized cars would be towed, then offer a phone number for where to pick it up if it happened to be yours. But not today, when, heaven forbid, someone might sue you for disturbing your vehicle without your permission or for some other oversight.

This sign posted in an Atlanta parking lot is likely the work of a lawyer who made a few bucks seeing how long he or she could make it. How many people do you think have actually read it start to finish? Our guess is, not many.

I’m guessing this may be the wordiest parking lot sign in America. If you find one even wordier, please send it to me (

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


  1. Signs like this are the result of local ordinances which require that such notices be posted conspicuously in the lot where tow-away of unauthorized or over-parked vehicles could occur. I know that in my city, a private property owner cannot have an unauthorized vehicle towed away by a local towing company unless information like this has been posted at least 24 hours prior to the tow-away. The towing companies need a city license to operate within city limits, and the license regulations prohibit them from towing at the property owner’s request unless the proper notice is posted.

  2. Ahh, the infamous parking boot.
    It almost seems as if they are hell-bent to force *everyone* to carry a DeWalt cordless grinder with cutoff discs in every vehicle these days.
    Those boots, soft metal, quickly rendered useless. Not even a challenge for a fully charged battery.


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