Denver 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 is usually a tad anxious. There is much to pack, do, plan for and get completed. And just that you perceive you have got it under control, an avoidable delay as a result of lack of parking for your moving truck is one of the most upsetting experiences, to say the least.

It is also a regular thing as folks rarely trouble themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than simply boxing up your belongings, calling a local moving company in Denver, and sorting through the electric and gas companies, among other vital logistics, ensure that your moving truck has access and a parking place on your residence.

To make certain that your move goes as smoothly as possible, also to save you needless expenses, time, and energy, we will check out a few ways to be certain you are completely prepared as soon as the professional movers arrive:

1. Look at Your Parking Area

This is extremely important for people who live on a busy street and don't have a driveway or a parking lot.

A lot of local and long-distance moving companies are pros at accommodating alleys and courtyards, and other less than ample areas, but you must inform them ahead of time so that they can decide if a shuttle will be needed. Shuttle service incorporates loading a smaller truck a number of times to load the large moving van.

Failure to have enough parking or organize shuttle services may have the movers trecking long distances to and from your residence while carrying furniture by hand, which can consume additional time and could wind up costing you more.

2. Think About the Size of the Moving Van

So now you've figured out the availability of parking lot space. But, moving van dimensions including the height and length of the trailer may be very large and result in several inconveniences.

Even when the moving truck has sufficient space to pull in and out, verify if the truck will have plenty of turning area. Secondly, check for any overhead wires, tree branches, or structures.

3. Secure the Necessary Permits

Talk with your moving company in Denver about any permits that will be needed and ask who is responsible for obtaining them. Some local administrations will not issue permits directly to the moving company. It's important, therefore, to take on that task on your own and accomplish it soon enough to circumvent a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Ask if your preferred local moving company in Denver has the required transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Verify residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few locations, these permits must be obtained up to 3 days prior, indicating the purpose of moving and the exact parking space or spaces you require.
  • Verify if your new residence area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end too, and for offloading space ahead of time.

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


After you have adequately prepared for the moving truck parking, you've got the task nearly completed. Permits are not difficult to obtain, and if you are still looking for a reliable long-distance moving company in Denver, contemplate a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your belongings in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the required permits days ahead of the big day and make sure to get all the required documents to save you time, money, and effort!


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