Tulsa and Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
February 02, 2021

How to Prepare Your Property for Moving Truck Parking

moving van parkingBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Moving day may be quite anxious. There's a lot to pack, accomplish, anticipate and get done. And the moment that you think you have got it figured out, an avoidable delay due to lack of parking for your moving van can be one of the most upsetting encounters, to say the least. It's also a regular occurrence as people infrequently concern themselves with the requirements of a moving van.

More than simply boxing up your things, calling a moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and sorting through the electric and gas companies, between other key logistics, ensure that your moving truck has access and a parking spot on your residence.

To guarantee that your move is completed as trouble-free as possible, also to save you additional expenses, time, and energy, we will look at a few items to make sure you are completely ready once the professional movers get there:

1. Look at Your Parking Location

This is especially vital for homeowners who live on a busy street and do not have a driveway or a parking lot.

A lot of moving companies are pros at dealing with alleys and courtyards, and additional smaller areas, however you need to inform them ahead of time so that they can figure out if a shuttle will be a must. Shuttle service involves loading a smaller moving van a number of times to load the larger moving truck.

Failure to reserve sufficient parking or reserve shuttle services will have the movers walking long distances to and from your home while moving furniture by hand, which can take a lot of time and could end up costing you additional money.

2. Think About the Size of the Moving Van

So now you have discovered the availability of parking lot space. Yet, moving truck dimensions including the height and length of the trailer could be very large and lead to different inconveniences.

Even if the moving truck has plenty of space to pull in & out, double check if the moving truck will have plenty of turning area. Secondly, check for all overhead wires, trees, or structures.

3. obtain the Needed Permits

Discuss with your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City about any permits that might be necessary and ask who will be securing them. Various local administrations won't issue permits directly to the moving company. It is important, therefore, to handle that job yourself and accomplish it soon enough to avoid a last-second scramble.

To do so, you need to:

  • Ask if your preferred moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City has the needed transit and parking permits in your area.
  • Read residential parking regulations for any policies against commercial parking on shared driveways. In a few communities, the permits have to be obtained at least three days prior, stating the purpose of moving and the specific parking space or spaces you will need.
  • Confirm if your new home area has similar rules, apply for permits on that end as well, and for offloading space ahead of time.

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


After you have sufficiently prepared for the moving truck parking, you have got the job just about completed. Permits are not hard to obtain, and if you are still looking for a reliable moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, think about a moving partner that offers shuttles and vans to move your things in case of insufficient truck parking. Apply for the necessary permits a few days before the big day and make sure to get all the necessary documents to save you time, money, and hassle!


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The Mickelson Family
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