Monday, March 23, 2015

Reminder on Rcreational Vehicle/Trailer and Utility Trailer Regulations

As warmer weather approaches and the seasons change towards summer recreation opportunities, the Village would like to remind residents of the new regulations that have been in effect regarding the placement and storage of recreational vehicles/trailers and utility trailers
The proposed changes mainly dealt with the regulations of parking any kind of trailer (boat, jet ski, camping, utility etc.) or recreational vehicle (RV) on a property located within a residential neighborhood.
Please see the regulations below:
 
500-1920. Seasonal vehicle/trailer parking requirements.
 
A. The parking of seasonal use trailers/vehicles shall be restricted as follows:
 
1. Summer seasonal uses shall be permitted to be parked:
 
a. Within the front yard on a driveway or in the side yard not closer than five (5) feet to the side yard lot line if located on a hard surface only for the time period of April 1st - December 1st.
 
b. Within an enclosed garage or permitted accessory structure for the entire year.
 
c. In the rear yard not closer than five (5) feet to the rear yard lot line for the entire year.
 
B. Winter seasonal uses shall be permitted to be parked:
 
1. Within the front yard on a driveway or in the side yard not closer than five (5) feet to the side yard lot line if located on a hard surface only for the time period of November 1st – May 1st.
 
2. Within an enclosed garage or permitted accessory structure for the entire year.
 
3. In the rear yard not closer than five (5) feet to the rear yard lot line for the entire year.
 
A. A maximum of two (2) seasonal use recreational vehicles or trailers shall be permitted to be parked outside in an approved location on a residentially zoned property at any given time with the exception that an additional seasonal recreational vehicle or trailer may be parked for loading/unloading purposes for a maximum of 48 consecutive hours.
 
B. No seasonal use vehicle or trailer shall be permitted to encroach into the Village Right-of-Way (ROW) while parked on a driveway.
 
C. All seasonal use vehicles/trailers shall be in proper working condition.
 
D. Parking conditions: All seasonal use trailers, utility trailers, enclosed trailers, and camping equipment shall be kept clean and free of debris, litter, rubbish and any waste materials as defined in Chapter 326 of the Village Ordinances. This includes all areas in and around where the seasonal use trailer, utility trailer and/or camping equipment is parked or stored, to include, without limitation, the cutting and trimming of grass around the storage site, removal of weeds, and the preventing of gouging or rutting of the grass and lands of the property in moving the seasonal use trailer, utility trailer and/or camping equipment to the intended parking or storage location.
 
E. All seasonal use encompassed by this ordinance shall be owned, commercially leased, or commercially rented by an individual who is a permanent resident of the dwelling where it is parked and such permanent resident must, upon demand by any law enforcement officer or authorized agent of the Village, produce satisfactory documentation proving such.
 
Please be reminded, before expanding the surface area of your driveway with additional concrete, asphalt or pavers - speak to a Village Building Inspector as a permit may be required. Also, even if there is a sidewalk or not, no part of the vehicle/trailer shall extend into Village of Bellevue Right-of-Way.  Also at no time shall any trailer or vehicle (of any kind) be permitted to park on grass or a non approved hard surface in the front yard or side yard.
 
Please contact staff with any questions you may have.