San Antonio 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 very overwhelming. There's a ton to pack, do, prepare and get completed. And just when you perceive you've got it figured out, an avoidable delay due to lack of parking for your moving van can be one of the most infurating experiences, by all means.

It's also a common occurrence as people infrequently trouble themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than simply boxing up your possessions, phoning a local moving company in San Antonio, and going through the utilities, between other important logistics, make sure that the moving truck has access and a parking area on your house.

To make certain that your move is completed as smoothly as possible, as well as conserve you needless money, time, and energy, we will discuss some ways to be certain you are ready to go once the professional movers pull up:

1. Look at Your Parking Location

This is extremely crucial for people who reside on a busy street and might not have a driveway or a parking lot.

Most local and long-distance moving companies are used to dealing with alleys and courtyards, and other smaller spaces, but you must inform them ahead of time so that they will be able to determine if a shuttle is needed. Shuttle service means loading a smaller vehicle a number of times to load the large moving van.

Failure to secure sufficient parking or arrange shuttle services will have the moving crew trecking long distances to and from your residence when hauling home furnishings by hand, which can require a lot of time and could wind up costing you additional money.

2. Think About the Size of the Truck

By now you will have figured out the availability of parking lot space. But, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer could be very large and result in different inconveniences.

Even if the truck has enough space to pull in & out, check if the truck will have plenty of turning area. Secondly, check for any overhead wires, vegetation, or structures.

3. Secure the Relevant Permits

Confer with your moving company in San Antonio regarding any permits that are required and ask who will be securing them. Some local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's crucial, therefore, to handle that task on your end and do so soon enough to avoid a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Find out if your preferred local moving company in San Antonio has the necessary transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Verify residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few locales, these permits must be obtained at least 3 days prior, indicating the purpose of moving and the precise parking space or spaces you need.
  • Check if your new residence area has similar regulations, apply for permits on that end as well, and for offloading space in advance.

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


After you have sufficiently organized for the moving van parking, you've got the job nearly finished. Permits aren't hard to obtain, and if you're still looking for a reliable long-distance moving company in San Antonio, consider a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your belongings in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits days before the big day and ensure to obtain all the required documents to save you time, money, and hassle!


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