Can someone stay in a camper or recreational vehicle parked on my property?

City ordinance permits someone to stay in a legally parked camper for up to 10 consecutive days. State law only allows one camper per lot. Two or more campers meet the definition of a campground; multiple other regulations are then applicable.

Except for residential areas, temporary parking and occupancy of a camping trailer is only permitted in a commercial campground. In residential neighborhoods, the following restrictions apply:

  • May be occupied for no more than 10 consecutive days
  • May not be parked in the city right-of-way
  • May not be parked on a city street or alley
  • May only be parked on a lot that already contains a house
  • Must be located behind the front line of your home
  • Must be parked on private property

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1. Is it possible to receive more than 1 ticket in the downtown 2-hour parking district in the same day?
2. If I move my vehicle within or leave the downtown parking district boundaries and return to the parking district during the restricted time period, am I still in violation of the ordinance?
3. How long can I leave a vehicle or trailer parked on the street?
4. Who do I call if a vehicle or trailer remains parked on the street for several days?
5. Why are there regulations on where and how long I can leave a trailer parked?
6. Can I park a vehicle on my yard or lawn?
7. How many cars can my neighbor have in their driveway?
8. Can I park an unlicensed or inoperable vehicle in my driveway?
9. Can I place a cover over an unlicensed or inoperable vehicle and keep it?
10. Where can I park my camper or boat trailer?
11. Can someone stay in a camper or recreational vehicle parked on my property?