Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
October 04, 2023

Dont Forget Space to Park the Moving Van!

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving day may be a tad anxious. There's a lot to pack, accomplish, plan for and get out of the way. And just when you perceive you've got it figured out, an avoidable delay caused by lack of parking for your moving van is one of the most upsetting circumstances, by all means.

It is also a frequent occurrence as people who are moving rarely concern themselves with the needs of a moving van.

More than only boxing up your belongings, contacting a local moving company in Austin, and going through your utility companies, between other key logistics, make sure that the moving truck has access and a parking location at your house.

To guarantee that your move goes as trouble-free as possible, also to save you additional money, time, and work, let'slet us check out several ways to be certain you are fully prepared when the professional movers arrive:

1. Consider Your Parking Space

This is especially important for folks who reside on a busy street and do not have a driveway or a parking lot.

A lot of local and long-distance moving companies are pros at dealing with alleys and courtyards, and additional modest locations, however you will want to tell them beforehand so that they can figure out if a shuttle will be needed. Shuttle service means loading a smaller truck numerous times to load the larger moving truck.

Inability to secure enough parking or reserve shuttle services may have the moving crew trudging long distances to and from your residence if hauling household furnishings by hand, which may likely take a lot of time and might end up costing you more money.

2. Consider the Size of the Truck

So now you will have found out the availability of parking lot area. But, moving truck dimensions including the height and length of the trailer might be colossal and result in several inconveniences.

Even if the moving truck has plenty of space to pull in or out, double check if the moving truck will have sufficient turning space. Additionally, check for any overhead wires, vegetation, or structures.

3. Secure the Relevant Permits

Discuss with your moving company in Austin regarding any permits that are needed and be clear on who is responsible for obtaining them. Some local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It is important, therefore, to manage that task yourself and get it done early enough to avoid a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Check if your preferred local moving company in Austin has the necessary transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Check residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few locales, these permits have to be obtained at least 3 days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you need.
  • Confirm if your new homeowners association area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that front as well, and for offloading space ahead of time.

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


When you have adequately prepped for the moving truck parking, you have got the task nearly finished. Permits are not hard to get, and if you are still trying to find a reliable long-distance moving company in Austin, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your belongings in the event of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the needed permits a few days before the big day and be sure to get all the needed documents to save you time, money, and effort!


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