City Manager Blog

Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Recreational Vehicle/Trailer Parking - Tenants of Rental Properties

The original item was published from July 18, 2023 2:35 PM to July 18, 2023 2:40 PM

Q.  On December 3, 2019, a citizen asked if it was legal for residents to leave recreational vehicles parked on city streets. In the answer, code "10.36.330 – Recreational vehicle, trailer—Parking permitted in certain places". was cited. This states that the vehicle or trailer must be owned by the owner & occupier of the residence. How does this apply to a boat on a trailer parked on a city street by the tenant of the property?

 

A.  While City Ordinance 10.36.330 does not expressly grant permission for a tenant of a rental property to park a recreational vehicle/trailer along their rental property line, City Ordinance 10.36.100 “Parking in front of or alongside another’s property – Time limit.” would make this compliant with LMC through the expressed consent of the owner (see below). It is suggested that a tenant contact their property owner for permission to park a recreational vehicle/trailer (boat or no boat) in front of or along the side of their property line. Additionally, the tenant may want to consider getting this permission in writing, possibly having it written into their lease agreement or in a standalone document.

 

10.36.100 - Parking in front of or alongside of another's property—Time limit.

   It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle for a continuous period of more than twenty-four hours on a street within the city in front of or along the side of property belonging to or occupied by another person without the express consent of the owner or occupant. The penalty for violation of this section is provided in Section 10.36.350 of this chapter. See Section 10.06.010(H) of this code concerning the city's power to have vehicles parked in violation of this section removed.