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Old 27.07.2010, 18:29
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Parking permit for unloading a UK removals van in Zurich 8008

Hi,

My removals company has reminded me of the small print in the contract, viz I am responsible for parking permits and access at the destination. There is precious little spare parking in the blue bays, and never enough contigious bays for a whole lorry. They have quoted me £200 to resolve the issue - viz to apply for a permit etc. That sounds steep and circumventable.

Can anyone in Zurich please outline the process for me

I assume it will involve a trip to the local Police station and some fees , so I would like to prepare in advance , having all the necessary cash and paperwork with me.

Thanks !!

Adrian

P.S. For reference purposes in case this thread comes up in related searches, we used

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Telephone 0121 308 6066
www.removalgroup.com

He charged us £1800 for 500cuft , and an extra £100 for comprehensive insurance. This involved a pickup from ClareJane and a pickup from my storage a few miles away. They haven't been too bad, I am a bit miffed at the local parking issue and their hands off approach, but other than that they are very responsive.
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Re: Parking permit for unloading a UK removals van in Zurich 8008

Yes, go to the local police station or Gemeinde, and ask them at least 2 weeks in advance. Fill in the forms. Know how long the parking space should be (physically) and how long you need it (time).

They will place a special parking sign on the road for you (or give you the signs to place yourself) to keep the blue zone free for the truck .

Legally, the signs have to be up something like a week in advance, so the local residents have time to see them

Of course, they charge you a fee for the pleasure of doing this, but less than 200 GBP....
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Re: Parking permit for unloading a UK removals van in Zurich 8008

Perfect , thanks.
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Re: Parking permit for unloading a UK removals van in Zurich 8008

yep thats the way to go, but around here signs are placed on 24h notice only...
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Re: Parking permit for unloading a UK removals van in Zurich 8008

The police will charge for this of course - last time it was CHF80.

An alternative is to make your own signs, which I did in Zurich 8057 - and it worked...
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Re: Parking permit for unloading a UK removals van in Zurich 8008

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The police will charge for this of course - last time it was CHF80.

An alternative is to make your own signs, which I did in Zurich 8057 - and it worked...
Hi,

If you have still the signs, may I borrow them from you ? If not, could you please tell me how did you make the signs and what did you write on them ?

My new flat is in Zurich 8057 as well.
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