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The New Regional Regulation on Car Garage

Recently, residents, especially in the Depok city, were surprised by the emergence of a Regional Regulation (Perda) that regulates the obligation to own a car garage. It turns out that conflicts often occur as a result of complaints from residents about vehicles parked in public facilities that interfere with their activities. 

According to a field survey, shoulders of the road are often used to park cars. This irritates residences and reportedly often escalated to conflicts. For this reason, the Depok City Transportation Department issued a regional regulation stating that every business entity or other business must have a garage. 

This is regulated in the Perda on the Operation of the Transportation Sector, which revises the previous regional regulation, namely Perda No. 2 of 2012. The regional regulation has been passed by the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) along with five other regional regulations on Wednesday (8/1/2020) at the Depok City DPRD building. 

In the regional regulation, which is commonly known as Perda Garasi (Regional Regulation on Garage), there are two additional articles that specifically regulate garages. The articles are Articles 34A and 34B. The articles, which specifically require car owners to own a garage, aims to maintain order among residents and ensure that the road, including its shoulders, is used appropriately.


The articles that regulate Car Garage read as follows:

Article 34A reads: (1) Every person or business entity that owns a Motorized Vehicle is required to own or control a garage. (2) Owning or controlling a Garage as referred to in paragraph (1), means: a. one's own; b. rent; c. shared garage (3) Further provisions regarding the control or ownership of a garage are regulated in a Mayor Regulation.

Article 34B reads: (1) Violation of the fulfillment of obligations as referred to in Article 34A shall be subject to administrative sanctions; (2) The administrative sanctions as referred to in paragraph (1) are in the form of: a. Written warning, and b. Administrative fine; (3) For violations of the provisions of Article 34A, an administrative fine of a maximum of Rp2,000,000 is imposed; (4) Further provisions regarding the procedures for the imposition of administrative sanctions shall be further regulated by a Mayor Regulation. 

This new regulation is an effort by the city government to suppress the number of residents who park their vehicles carelessly, especially in residential areas. This regional regulation has been passed and its implementation mechanism will be discussed further. 

It will be implemented in 2022. In the first year, the technical guidelines and regulatory mechanisms will be prepared. Dissemination, facilitation, and public assistance will be carried out in the second year. 

After the regulation is implemented two years later, sanctions or fines can be enforced. The maximum administrative fine is Rp2,000,000.


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