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SeeClickFix: Putting the brakes on residential auto sales

Is it a life-size 'For Sale' sign or a nuisance? SeeClickFix users and the owner putting this up for sale disagree. (Source: WAFF) Is it a life-size 'For Sale' sign or a nuisance? SeeClickFix users and the owner putting this up for sale disagree. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

There is always a road block when it comes to selling your car. If it's not one thing, it's another.

Huntsville zoning enforcement officers may stop you in your tracks. 

A right-hand side steering mail delivery Jeep and a 29-foot pull behind camper are both up for grabs. Sounds like an advertisement, right?

Owner Joseph Couch bypasses the ads and put them on display in his front yard. 

"Just clearing out space, getting rid of those. I no longer need them," said Couch. 

However, a little housekeeping is not how some of you see the auto yard sale. The report filed at SeeClickFix stated, "Owner has two vehicles in the yard for sale. This is against the ordinance for the neighborhood's zoning."

But, Couch didn't see the complaints coming a mile away. He said it was just the night before when he pulled them out of storage.

Huntsville Zoning Enforcement Coordinator Travis Cummings says violators face a $50 to $500 in fines enforced by Huntsville Police Department. 

"But, that's not our goal," said Cummings. "Our goal is to educate the public on the violation, and educate them and let them know they are in violation of a city ordinance."

Couch wasn't sure on the exact terms of the ordinance, but in this case he's in compliance - since only one is considered a vehicle you could get in and drive. 

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