RV Parking season

It is that time of year again, RV season. Residents with RVs need to be aware of the regulations involving the parking of RVs in the Town of Coaldale.

The Town of Coaldale Community Standards Bylaw #725-R-03-17 defines RV’s and regulates the parking of RV’s in Town as follows:

“RECREATIONAL VEHICLE” means a vehicle or trailer that provides temporary accommodation for recreation or travel purposes and includes any motor home, travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, tent trailer, any camper van, bus or truck converted for use as a recreation vehicle, campers mounted on a truck or any similar vehicle, but does not include small utility trailers, off-road vehicles or watercraft and trailers to transport them, unless they are being used as a dwelling unit, in which case they will be considered recreational vehicles for the purposes of this bylaw;

1. No person shall park any Trailer (whether designed for occupancy by persons or for the carrying of property or equipment) upon any Highway unless said trailer is attached to a vehicle, by which it may be propelled or drawn and when so attached, the Trailer shall be deemed part of the vehicle and subject to the laws and regulations pertaining to vehicles.

2. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a recreational vehicle that needs to be attached to a vehicle for its transportation, except truck campers, may be parked unattached to a vehicle from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Day, as long as the parking of the unattached recreation vehicle meets the criteria set forth subsection 3.

3. An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle for which its registration shows a Town of Coaldale address shall not park the recreation vehicle on a street in the Town, except:

a) in the area of the street immediately adjoining the owner or operator’s primary place of residence, and;

b) for more than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours following which the owner or operator shall move the recreation vehicle to an off-street location for a period of not less than forty-eight (48) consecutive hours before the recreation vehicle may be parked again in the same area of the street immediately adjoining the owner or operator’s primary place of residence.

4. An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle for which its registration shows a non-Town of Coaldale address shall not park the recreational vehicle unattached on a street in the Town.

5. An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle that is parked on a street shall not have, if so equipped, its slide outs or trailer stairs open to extend into the street or over a sidewalk.

6. An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle shall not live in or allow another to live in the said recreational vehicle while parked on a street.

7. No owner or occupant of a premises or property shall have more than one (1) Recreational Vehicle parked on the premises or property ensuring that:

a) the Recreational Vehicle shall not be used as a dwelling unit; and

b) is located on a hard-surfaced parking area as defined in the Land Use Bylaw and is not overhanging the sidewalk or curb.

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