We own a commercial building in New York with a narrow right of way behind it. Can we legally park a car in the right of way so we can access the back of our business?
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Do you mean like use the narrow part as a permanent parking lot for your employees or loading trucks? Who owns the right of way? The utility company? If you’re going to stop a truck there to load and unload you’re not going to have a problem. If you make it a permanent part of your business then you might have a problem depending on how narrow is the right of way and whether they complain or not. As long as you’re not interfering with the right of way I don’t see how you’re going to have a problem; it’s your property. That being said, this is not my specialty area of the law so take it for what it’s worth.