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Someones' car is parked at my place - whom to report, pl?

Hi There,

Someone has parked is car at the place that I have rented. I left a note on the windshield (car has LU registration) stating that the parking place is rented by me and asking him to remove.
No response from the owner and hence the question. Whom should I contact? Police?
I speak very little german ..
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How long has it been parked there?
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since this morning.

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Post the car plate number here and I'll tell you the name of the owner.
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Re: Someones' car is parked at my place - whom to report, pl?

No?

Ok, just wanted to help as you said you don't speak German well...

so here is what I'd do:

Step one: look up the registration number. In LU it's for free: http://www.linker.ch/eigenlink/autonummern_index.htm
Unless somebody actively opts out are all car owner infos in Switzerland public. So you have some 90% chance to get the name.

Step two: Look up the name in the phone book. For example here: http://tel.search.ch
Call the guy up and tell him to move his car if he doesn't want it towed.

End of story.




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Old 10.09.2011, 16:35
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No?
He's probably down there writing it down... give him a minute!
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Re: Someones' car is parked at my place - whom to report, pl?

Thank you. I don't see the thanks button ... may be, I don't have enough posts. The owner finally turned-up, apologized and removed the car.

By the way, I was always hoping this case to be resolved, without any bad exchanges with the car owner or involving police, etc.


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No?

Ok, just wanted to help as you said you don't speak German well...

so here is what I'd do:

Step one: look up the registration number. In LU it's for free: http://www.linker.ch/eigenlink/autonummern_index.htm
Unless somebody actively opts out are all car owner infos in Switzerland public. So you have some 90% chance to get the name.

Step two: Look up the name in the phone book. For example here: http://tel.search.ch
Call the guy up and tell him to move his car if he doesn't want it towed.

End of story.




My web-fu is really strong today.
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Re: Someones' car is parked at my place - whom to report, pl?

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No?

Ok, just wanted to help as you said you don't speak German well...

so here is what I'd do:

Step one: look up the registration number. In LU it's for free: http://www.linker.ch/eigenlink/autonummern_index.htm
Unless somebody actively opts out are all car owner infos in Switzerland public. So you have some 90% chance to get the name.

Step two: Look up the name in the phone book. For example here: http://tel.search.ch
Call the guy up and tell him to move his car if he doesn't want it towed.

End of story.




My web-fu is really strong today.
Step one is too good - i didn't know this information is so open !
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Re: Someones' car is parked at my place - whom to report, pl?

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No?

Ok, just wanted to help as you said you don't speak German well...

so here is what I'd do:

Step one: look up the registration number. In LU it's for free: http://www.linker.ch/eigenlink/autonummern_index.htm
Unless somebody actively opts out are all car owner infos in Switzerland public. So you have some 90% chance to get the name.

Step two: Look up the name in the phone book. For example here: http://tel.search.ch
Call the guy up and tell him to move his car if he doesn't want it towed.

End of story.




My web-fu is really strong today.
I just looked up my license plates and got my full name and address...unbelievable how little care there is for privacy here!

How can opt out from this registry?

Edit: I found out the response to my question, this could be done online for canton Zurich in less than a minute here: https://www.zh.ch/de/mobilitaet/fahr...gregister.html

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Post the car plate number here and I'll tell you the name of the owner.

I don't suppose any of you remember the days when each C/Kanton had a directory of each number plate, with the name of owner and their address- and each household had one. My dad would look up any car parked anywhere near any of his 'secret' mushroom spots!
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