Complaints Drive Potential Revisions to How Long Campers & Trailers Can be Parked on Streets

City Commissioners considered an ordinance pertaining to parking of campers and trailers in residential zones during their Aug. 6 meeting.

According to Deputy Police Chief Lori Flaten, the changes stem from citizen complaints of issues in neighborhoods. Other revisions clean up language in the current code and provide consistency throughout the different sections of code.

Here are the new proposed rules:
  • Campers or trailers less than 8 feet wide, 20 feet long and weighing 10,000 pounds or less may be parked in front of the registered owners’ residence for a period of 12 hours for loading and unloading from May 15 through Sept. 15.
  • The fee for violations is $50.

Violations are often complaint driven and handled by the code enforcement officer. It’s important to note that campers and trailers are still not allowed to be parked on residential streets outside the May 15 through Sept. 15 timeframe. Also, any boat, motor home, bus, camper, fifth-wheel trailer or travel trailer parked on the street longer than 12 hours or from Sept. 16 to May 14 is considered in violation of the ordinance and may be towed at the owner’s expense.

The second and final consideration of the ordinance is scheduled for the Aug. 20 City Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Ed “Bosh” Froehlich Meeting Room. If approved, the changes will go into effect immediately.