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Monday, April 30, 2018 / Categories: Public Notices

It’s That Time of Year Again....

It’s that time of year again…

Residents throughout Whitecourt are gearing up for the summer camping season.   The Town of Whitecourt reminds residents that Land Use Bylaw 1506 and Traffic Bylaw 1440, outlines guidelines and regulations for the parking of recreational vehicles (RVs) on residential properties and streets.  Below are some frequently asked questions regarding RV parking.  For more information, contact the Planning & Development Department at 780-778-2273 or visit

What vehicles are considered RVs?

Motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, and holiday trailers are all considered recreational vehicles under Land Use Bylaw 1506.

Where can residents park their RVs during the summer?

Between April 1 and October 31, one RV may be parked on a driveway in the front yard or for corner lots, in a side yard.  The RV must be located so that no portion of the recreational vehicle projects onto or over the interior edge of the sidewalk, or curb if there is no sidewalk.  

Where can residents park their RVs during the winter?

From November 1st to March 31st, on a residential site, one recreational vehicle may be stored on site provided that no portion of the recreational vehicle is located any further forward than the front of your home (minimum of 6.1m from the front property line).

Can an RV or utility trailer be parked on a residential street or roadway?

RVs can be parked only on the roadway for no more than 72 consecutive hours.

Can residents park unattached trailers on a local street?

Unattached trailers cannot be parked on town streets at any time including (but not limited to) tent trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, boat trailers, utility trailers, campers not mounted on truck, etc.  

Can an RV parked on a local street be utilized for a sleeping?

An RV on a highway or public place cannot be occupied as a temporary dwelling.

Can an RV parked on private property be utilized for sleeping?

An RV on private property cannot be occupied as a temporary dwelling.

What are the fines for the improper parking of a RV and utility vehicle?

Fines can be issued according to Town Bylaws and Provincial Legislation.

  • Parking RVs in prohibited areas - $250 fine for first offence under Land Use Bylaw 1506.  Subsequent fines will apply for non-compliance.
  • Unattached Trailers - $50 fine under Traffic Bylaw 1440
  • Parked over 72 hours – up to a $310 penalty plus towing cost under the Traffic Safety Act

For more information contact the Town of Whitecourt at (780) 778-2273 or visit our website at