Chapter 25
TRAILER COACHES

Sec. 25-1. Trailer coach defined.

For the purpose of this chapter, a trailer coach is hereby defined and declared to be any vehicle used or so constructed as to permit its being used as a dwelling or sleeping place, which is or may be mounted on wheels, and is or may be propelled either by its own power or by another vehicle to which it may be attached.

State law references: Similar provisions, M.S.A., § 9.1874.

Sec. 25-2. Prohibited parking and uses.

(a) No person shall park or cause to be parked any trailer coach overnight on any street, alley, highway, or other public place.

(b) No trailer coach shall be used or occupied, unless there is a clear unoccupied space of at least ten (10) feet on all sides thereof.

(c) No person shall park or permit the parking of any occupied trailer coach, or use or occupy or permit the use or occupancy of any trailer coach on any site, lot, field, or tract of land not specifically licensed as a trailer coach park, for any period longer than seventy-two (72) hours, except as provided in this chapter.

(Ord. No. 1590, § 1, 2-21-05)

Sec. 25-3. Parking on dwelling premises.

Not more than one trailer coach may be parked, used and occupied on the premises of any dwelling except as set forth in this chapter, and then only if the occupants of the trailer coach have free access to and the unlimited use of the sanitary facilities of the dwelling on such premises and the occupant or owner of such trailer coach secures a permit as provided in this chapter.

Sec. 25-4. Permit to park on dwelling lot– Information required.

Application for a permit to park, use, and occupy a trailer coach on the premises of a dwelling shall be made to the building official of the city, and shall state the address of the dwelling, the name of the owner or occupant in control thereof, the name and address of the owner or operator and license number of such trailer coach. The consent in writing of the owner or occupant in control of the dwelling premises to such parking, use and occupancy and to the use of the sanitary facilities as required by this chapter shall accompany the application, or be endorsed thereon.

Sec. 25-5. Same– Limit on issuance.

Not more than one trailer coach parking permit shall be issued for any one trailer coach or to any one trailer coach operator or occupant in any one twelve (12) months' period. The owner or occupant of the land upon which a trailer coach is parked, used and occupied shall not be permitted to have more than one trailer coach upon such land in any one twelve (12) months' period.

Sec. 25-6. Same– Inspection; approval.

Upon the filing of the application required by this chapter, the building inspector shall cause an inspection to be made of the dwelling premises and trailer coach set forth in the application, and if he finds that adequate facilities are afforded on the premises for the disposal of waste and excreta, and if it appears that the parking, use and occupancy of such trailer coach complies with the statutes of the state and ordinances of the city, he shall approve such application.

Sec. 25-7. Same– Permit issuance; fee.

Upon approval by the building inspector and payment of a fee to the city clerk as required by chapter 21 of this Code, the clerk shall issue a permit, which shall limit the time of trailer coach parking, use and occupancy to a period of not longer than six (6) weeks from the date of the application therefor.

Cross references: Trailer coach parking permit fees, § 21-45.

Sec. 25-8. Permit display required.

Every trailer coach parking permit shall be displayed in or on the trailer coach for which it was issued on the side nearest to a public street in such manner as to be readily noticeable at all times.

Sec. 25-9. Occupancy limit for sleeping purposes.

No parked trailer coach shall be occupied for sleeping purposes by a greater number of persons than such vehicle is designed and arranged to accommodate.

Sec. 25-10. Removal of wheels; elevating, stabilizing coach.

No person shall remove or cause to be removed the wheels or tires from any trailer coach, except for the purpose of repair, nor shall any person elevate, block or stabilize any trailer coach other than with jacks designed, provided and intended for that purpose.

Sec. 25-11. Spilling, draining liquid waste.

No person shall spill or drain any waste water or liquid waste of any kind from any trailer coach upon the ground, or upon any paved area.

Sec. 25-12. Entry for inspection.

The health officer or his authorized representative, or any member of the police department shall have the authority to enter and inspect at any reasonable time any of the premises upon which a trailer coach is parked, used or occupied for the purpose of ascertaining that the owner, operator or occupant thereof is complying with all statutes, ordinances and rules and regulations governing such trailer coaches.

Sec. 25-13. Parking exception for established city parks.

Notwithstanding the prohibitions contained in section 25-2(a) and (d) of this chapter, the director of parks and recreation may grant permission to park, or cause to be parked, completely self-contained trailer coaches requiring no utility connections or the use of any public facilities other than for parking in areas of established city parks which are designated for this purpose under and regulated by the park rules and regulations established pursuant to section 17-9 of the Code of Ordinances; provided, however, that all of the other applicable and noninconsistent requirements of Chapter 25 of this Code shall continue to apply.

(Ord. No. 1166, § 1, 5-23-84; Ord. No. 1128, § 1, 7-13-87)