Storage Lot Regulations
The following rules and regulations have been adopted by the
Hunters Creek Board of Directors to cover the operation of the HCHA
Storage Lot. Each rented space in the storage lot is rented and
assigned to an individual Hunters Creek resident or Hunters Creek
property owner. Thus each rented space is a reserved space for the
use of only that Hunters Creek resident or Hunters Creek property
owner. If you as a user find that someone is in your space, please
do not park in another space. Contact the HCHA Board of Directors
so we can find out who is parked in your space. If you park in an
unauthorized space or in a reserved space, you can be fined and/or
lose your privilege to use the lot.
Use of the Vehicle Storage lot will be limited to Hunters Creek
property Owners or their tenants. The number of spaces will be
limited to one space per lot owner (or their tenant), whenever
there is a waiting list for spaces. Owners or tenants, who lease
more than one space during a calendar year, may be required to
surrender the additional space(s) before the end of the year.
Anyone required to surrender a space, will be notified by certified
letter and given 30 days to surrender the space(s).
Vehicles should be parked only in the space assigned to the
lessee by the Association’s representative. Vehicles parked in
unauthorized spaces may be towed without notification.
The storage lot is only to be used by Hunters Creek residents
and Hunters Creek property owners. The storage lot will be governed
by rules and regulations approved by the HCHA Board of Directors.
These rules and regulations were designed to keep our storage lot
attractive, comply with all current Town of Herndon Zoning
regulations, keep an up‑to‑date listing of vehicle owners for legal
purposes, improve the overall safety of the parking area, and the
protection of the vehicles (etc.), parked within. In view of past
problems at the lot, we find that these rules and regulations have
become necessary and will, furthermore, benefit our community, and
each Hunters Creek property owner or Hunters Creek resident who
uses the storage lot.
Due to severe cases of vandalism in the past, the storage lot
has been enclosed with a 6 foot wire fence to help protect the
property of the Hunters Creek homeowners or Hunters Creek residents
who are using the storage lot. Only those persons who have rented a
space are authorized access to the storage lot. Any person found in
the storage lot, and are not renting a space, will be considered
trespassing, and legal action may result due to the trespass.
All vehicles kept in the storage lot must comply with the Town
of Herndon Junk Vehicle Ordinance effective January 1, 1991. In
addition to this the following rules must be adhered to:
- Spaces in the storage lot will be provided
on a first come basis. In the event that all spaces become
occupied, the HCHA Board of Directors has no obligation to provide
additional parking spaces; however, consideration will be made on a
case by case basis.
- All vehicles kept in the storage lot will
be required to have valid and current state license tags.
- All vehicles kept in the storage lot must
be personal, small commercial, and/or recreational vehicles such as
campers and boats on trailers. No large commercial vehicles will be
allowed to be kept in the storage lot at any time. The definition
of a large commercial vehicle is a vehicle with a capacity in
excess of 2‑1/2 tons, or a manufacturers Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
in excess of 10,000 pounds. There is the possibility that
commercial vehicle parking may be made available, outside the
storage lot for vehicles used on a daily basis, and which by law
cannot be stored at the residence. For more information contact the
HCHA Board of Directors and each case will be reviewed.
- All vehicles must be maintained in a safe
condition while kept in the storage lot. Tires must be kept
inflated and vehicles must be stored neatly within their allocated
parking spaces. Motor vehicles will be required to be in running
condition unless special permission is given by the HCHA Board of
Directors for storing a non‑running vehicle. All automobiles,
campers, (etc.), must be kept locked. Boats and trailers must be
securely supported. This lot is not a storage area for resident's
“junk” vehicles, nor will vehicles be allowed to remain on the lot
that are “junk” or that have obvious safety hazards. Towing/removal
will be considered by the HCHA Board of Directors when appropriate
to keep “junk” vehicles out of the storage lot.
- All vehicles stored in the lot will be
required to be registered with the HCHA Board of Directors prior to
storage in the lot, and must be kept in the same space they are
registered and assigned. Only one (1) vehicle per space is allowed.
Registration can be accomplished by calling any listed HCHA Board
member, who will furnish a registration form. Any changes such as a
license tag number etc., should be reported to the HCHA Board of
Directors so the records may be kept current. Upon return of
completed registration form, the Hunters Creek homeowner or Hunters
Creek resident will be provided with the combination to the lock on
the gate. It is in the interest of the renter of the space not give
this combination to others. The combination will be changed on a
periodic basis and users will be notified well in advance of the
change with a date for the change. Should an emergency change be
required, the new combination will be provided, when possible, to
users by phone, or can be had by contacting a HCHA Board member who
will provide the combination after verification of the right to lot
- The HCHA, or the Board of Directors are not
be responsible for any loss or damage to any vehicle (boat, trailer
etc.) kept at the storage lot. Use of the storage lot is at the
space renters risk.
- An annual fee will be assessed for using
the storage lot. This money will go into a separate HCHA special
account designated for upkeep, maintenance, and improvement
(lighting, paving, etc.) of the lot. If a Hunters Creek homeowner
or Hunters Creek resident does not pay this fee, they will forfeit
the use of the lot until payment is made. The fee will be assessed
annually on a per calendar year basis, (1 January to 31 December).
Non-payment of the annual fee may cause the item (vehicle, trailer,
boat etc.), stored being towed/removed after the owner is
- If any user of the storage lot violates the
above rules, they will be advised of the violation by registered
letter, and given a period of fourteen (14) days to correct any
violations. If corrections are not made or the vehicle is not
removed from the storage lot, the HCHA Board of Directors reserves
the right to have the vehicle towed and removed from the storage
lot. Any expense incurred from this towing, or storage of the
offending vehicle, or loss suffered by the owner will be at the
owners expense, not that of the HCHA, or the Board of Directors.
Since towing can incur substantial costs (for instance, $125 plus
$10 per mile, with a $600 minimum), users of the storage lot should
make every effort to avoid violations. The HCHA, or the Board of
Directors has no liability with regard to any items (vehicle,
trailer, boat etc.) being towed from the lot after providing a
warning as stated above.
- If any user of the storage lot is found to
have given the locks combination to other than members of the
immediate family, or other parties having interest in a vehicle,
will forfeit their use of the storage lot. This is intended to help
protect all property in the storage lot. Note the warning against
trespassing within the storage lot found at the beginning of
- All vehicles stored in the lot must have a
“PAID” sticker, valid for the current year, displayed on the
- Subleasing of spaces in the storage lot is
strictly prohibited and will result in immediate revocation of lot
privileges and in forfeiture of fees. Vehicles kept in the storage
lot must be registered to the person leasing the space. If the
vehicle is co‑owned, at least one Hunters Creek resident or Hunters
Creek property owner's name must appear on the registration. In
cases of a boat and trailer, the resident's name need only appear
on either the trailer or the boat registration.