We were planning to put up a patio cover but the city naysayed it - there wouldn't be proper setbacks to the property line.
We may still go ahead and do it but if they want to, they can demand we tear it down. Our neighbor's carport is on the other side of the fence and he has no problem with us doing a cover.
Really irks me that investing in a cover that would attach to my house and look custom is a no-no but people can erect those junky tarp monstrosities. My parking spot is on the side of my house out of public view but there are several tarp garages sitting in front of other houses on our street. Talk about devaluing the neighborhood!