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Chalking Tires for Parking Enforcement Is Unreasonable Search

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Reviewed Date: April 21, 2021

Original Author: 
Hodge, Elisha
Date of Material: 
Apr 30, 2019

Parking--Laws and regulations
Constitutional law

Chalking Tires for Parking Enforcement Is Unreasonable Search

MTAS Legal Consultant Elisha Hodge notifies Tennessee municipalities that the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit opined that the practice of marking tires with chalk, in order to monitor how long a vehicle is parked in a parking space for the purpose of enforcing parking restrictions, is an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.


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