Last year I bought the lot next to my house in a semi-rural neighborhood, which includes an abandoned home I intend to get rid of so that I can fence the lot in and extend my yard. This morning I noticed that a big four wheel drive truck is parked right in the middle of the lot's front yard. Normally it woudn't bother me but since we have recently gotten over a foot of snow, which is now starting to melt, the otherwise pristine yard has deep muddy ruts in it from this vehicle. I won't even park my own car there because I didn't want make a mess of the yard! I don't think the truck has been abandoned but someone has decided that they are free to park there for some reason. I don't have signs saying "No Parking" since I figured anyone with any sense wouldn't park on a stranger's property, especially when the ground is like this. I had planned to leave a note on the windshield requesting that they not park there, then putting up a sign when I get to it, but I wondered if, should the problem continue, I have a legal right to have an unknown vehicle towed from my property? Will I be financially responsible for it or would the truck's owner have to pay to get it out of the tow lot? Also, would the owner have any legal recourse against me? Right now it is purely theoretical since this is the first time this particular vehicle has been here (I've seen others park there but since it was during nice weather they didn't tear up the yard and I wasn't concerned) and I'm sure a tow truck would do even more damage to my yard. Does anyone know what the laws are in a case like this? I'd like to be prepared if this happens again.