Moving to and from Arlington, Virginia can be logistically tricky. Arlington crowded, narrow streets are difficult for Georgetown Moving and Storage trucks to navigate in some instances. Street parking can be especially problematic in Arlington County. If you are moving into a condo or apartment building in Arlington, VA that does not have a loading dock, and Georgetown Moving and Storage will have to park our trucks on the street, it is the customers responsibility to ensure that there is a designated space for the truck as close as possible to the building access to the freight elevator.
This could require applying for and obtaining a parking permit for the truck from Arlington County. Georgetown Moving and Storage trucks are 26 feet long and take up about three parking spaces. If you are moving into a house in Arlington County, or live near a metro, your neighborhood might have zoned parking. Zoned parking areas impose limits on the times that people who do not live in that area and can park there.
Generally, zoned parking restricts parking during the day, so that commuters do not park in that neighborhood. If you are moving to or from one of these zoned neighborhoods, you will need to obtain a parking permit for the moving truck. You can apply for a parking permit at the Department of Environmental Service, Division of Transportation on Clarendon Boulevard. Submitted applications take at least 72 hours to process, so parking should be secured well before the move date. Some of the apartment buildings in Arlington, Virginia have strict guidelines on move-ins and move-outs. Most apartment and condo buildings in Arlington require a reservation to gain exclusive access to the freight elevator.
The building will block access to the freight elevator for everyone except your moving crew. Having the elevator reserved for your moving crew will expedite the move and save you time and money. Some buildings have restrictions on the hours that moving crews can be working in the building, so make sure your reservations coincide with those times. These apartment and condo buildings also often require insurance certificates for moving companies. Georgetown Moving and Storage is always happy to provide our Certificate of Insurance to the building we will be working in.