By Suzanne Le Mignot

CHICAGO (CBS) — A car dealership on the Southwest Side was found to be parking cars illegally on a city street.

The cars marked for sale were parked on a city street near a residential area.

“I’ve seen quite a few cars on the side streets, and I personally lived on these blocks over here and you need permit parking,” said Justin Cardoza.

On Wednesday, there were least 18 parked cars for sale, with Honda City Chicago dealership logos, with no city stickers, plates, or a dealer tag. Those things are required to park the car on a city street in Chicago.

Honda City, 4950 S Pulaski Road, is in the 14th Ward in Archer Heights.

“We would definitely be getting a ticket if we didn’t have a proper sticker, city sticker and permits around here. So, I don’t think it’s right,” Cardoza said.

A spokesperson for City Clerk Susanna Mendoza, issued a statement, saying in part:

“Dealerships or other entities should not be using city streets and public spaces as an extension of their private parking lots. We look to our residents and elected officials to help us identify and cite vehicles for failing to display city vehicle stickers, license plates or other violations such as the display of vehicles for sale.”

A city clerk spokesperson said there have been complaints involving this dealership in the past. Failure to purchase and display a city vehicle sticker and not having a dealer tag, is $200 for each offense. Parking illegally is a $60 ticket.

Honda City has not responded to our requests for comment.