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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Street Parking Reminder

As summer approaches and along with it warmer weather, the City of Clearwater would like to remind citizens that parking RV’s, campers, boats and trailers on City streets is prohibited by city ordinance:

Sec. 34-46. - Recreational vehicles.

No person shall park, stop or leave standing any recreational vehicle on any public roadway except under any of the following conditions:

(1) When legally parked for the purpose of conducting other lawful business while in the immediate area;

(2) When the occupants of the recreational vehicle are the guests or visitors of the residents of the property immediately adjacent to the parked vehicle (only during such time as the occupants are actually visiting the residents and not to exceed more than 72 hours of continuous parking);

(3) With the written approval of the chief of police or his designate; or

(4) When legally parked for a single period of not more than 24 hours.

Recreational vehicle means camper, motor home, travel trailer, camping trailer, truck camper, converted bus, fifth wheeler, and any other motor vehicle so designed, constructed or reconstructed as will permit the vehicle to be used as a place for human habitation by one or more persons and customarily or ordinarily used for vacation or recreational purposes. The term "recreational vehicle" also includes a unit that may be mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, which is primarily designed for temporary living or recreational use, such as boats and boat trailers.

Sec. 34-48. - Utility trailers; parking prohibited; exception.

(a) No person, firm or entity shall leave standing any attached or unattached utility trailer, enclosed trailer, or pole trailer on a public roadway in the city. Provided that, parking of a utility trailer for a period of less than 24 hours of continuous parking is permitted, so long as such trailer is being used in conjunction with the loading, unloading of construction or lawn maintenance equipment, or in active, continuous service as a commercial trailer. As used in this section the term "commercial trailer" means any trailer, and pole trailer drawn by a motor vehicle and which is designed, used and maintained for the transportation and delivery of property for hire, compensation, profit or in the furtherance of any active commercial enterprise.

(b) All trailers must be clearly marked with reflectors or reflective tape in the front, back and both sides of said trailer.

Utility trailer means a vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property on its own structure and to be drawn by a vehicle with motive power.


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