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work truck or van village question

I'm wondering what is your experience with owning one and how the village is towards you with it.

Say your a plumber and you have a typical white van with your plumber logo on it. do you get a problem parking it at your house?

or someone with a service truck.

I read some towns want you to park it on your "business property" eventhough if your an independent contractor, you dont have a building.(most cases)
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Depends where you live and what the rules are in that area. In your case Im assuming you want it handy for the "free candy" usage?

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when I had to go to village court in the other town. There were couple people that got really hassled by their work vehicles, or if were renting their parking spots for work vehicle.

and i don't want to get hassled for giving free candy in some other town and don't have a business license for free candy. because there is a need in this state for free candy.
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I believe i read a while ago that some one got a ticket for parking their work van infront of his house. Something about "illegal commercial" thingy

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These issues are the reason i tell the boss i have to take the unmarked van home if i take a van home.

My city frowns upon any commercial vehicle in a residential driveway, outside of you being there for work.

The actual laws very greatly from city to city. But most smaller towns aren't going to bother ticketing you, until someone complains that a van in your driveway at night, is ruining the good looks of the neighborhood.

it's best to just ask the city what the rules are for marked/unmarked commercial vehicles. There may be some extra city sticker or something to buy.

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They vary city to city. Some places, like Gurnee where I used to live, say it must be in a fenced area. That also applies to RVs and such. Other places it may not be a city thing, but an association thing.
As a plumber in unincorporated Mchenry county with a VERY lettered up truck, I have no issues.

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Depends where you live. Some apartment complexes don't allow commercial vehicles with advertising. Some cities or villages don't allow it on the street or in your own drive way. We had white work vans with normal plates, no markings on it all. In Morton Grove it wasn't allowed anywhere but in the garage overnight because it was registered to a company. Therefore a business vehicle.

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thanks

one more question

I believe plumbers, hvac,contractor guys need to be licensed in the city they are working.

So what about appliance repair,handyman, or geek squad type guys? can they ignore the licensing or just need a state business license and be bonded?
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well i know in IL there is no license needed to be a HVAC person. no real requirements at all, unless you wanna work with refrigerants, then you need a EPA certification. Plumbers need to have a state license. Appliance repair varies greatly with the type of appliances being serviced. some might need licenses but most don't. Handyman type stuff i have no idea, but i would guess a business license, and maybe be insured/bonded. Bonded/insured pretty much goes for any service/contractor type work. I'm not sure Geek Squad type work would be even under the same rules of business as plumbing/carpentry/hvac/ect... The only license i have seen them have is a Drivers license, maybe best buy has something though.

I do also know many areas have basically a work permit for contractor type work. Basically you pay X amount of dollars and file a piece of paper at city hall that has your businesses info on it with insurance stuff, and the type of work you are allowed to do in that cities jurisdiction. I know the company i work for has a few of them for towns like Round Lake and that area. If I remember correctly, a license to work in the towns around there its like 100$ a year fee. (per city)

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thanks

one more question

I believe plumbers, hvac,contractor guys need to be licensed in the city they are working.

So what about appliance repair,handyman, or geek squad type guys? can they ignore the licensing or just need a state business license and be bonded?
Would have nothing to do with city parking ordinances.

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Would have nothing to do with city parking ordinances.
if i got a van, i don't want to get hassled for parking it on my property.


And if i helped a fellow CLSB member and or other people, i don't want to get hassled saying, wheres your business license BS
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if i got a van, i don't want to get hassled for parking it on my property.


And if i helped a fellow CLSB member and or other people, i don't want to get hassled saying, wheres your business license BS
I think that came out wrong. I just mean, it seems like apple and oranges.
I mean I don't think the police or ordinance would be different if you did or didn't have a license to do business in the industry.

Business codes and parking codes being enforced by different departments.

But thats how it was in Buffalo Grove and Morton Grove. Just important to check with your town or keep it in the garage.

Maybe a car cover?

I'm certainly not knocking your question or sharing of the info. I didn't know about it till I already had a crew equipped with vans and we had to trade some of them with different offices to get those guys cars. So it's a very valid issue.

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I think that came out wrong. I just mean, it seems like apple and oranges.
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no its cool. didn't know what you ment.


well the town that I would park it, are real douchebags. and they give people selling their cars a problem.

Your not allowed to park your car at a jewel parking lot and put a for sale sign. I probably saw 6 people that got cited for that in village court.


I'm sure the town has uber money, but no idea why they would hassle their own people.
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