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Friday, October 9, 2020 / Categories: Public Notices

Camping Season is Winding Down...

RV Storage in Winter Months

Camping is a popular activity for Whitecourt Residents, and many residents own a Recreational Vehicle (RV). It is important to know where RVs can be stored during the Winter.

 

What is considered an RV?

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

 

Where can residents park their RVs during the winter?

From November 1 to March 31, an RV may be parked in the backyard or the side yard of residential property. The RV must not be parked further forward than the front of the house. You cannot park your RV in such a way that any portion of the vehicle is overhanging or encroaching upon an alley or road.

 

Can residents park unattached trailers on a local street?

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

 

Can a parked RV be utilized for sleeping?

No, unless it is within a designated campground.  RVs parked on highways, local roads or any private property, including commercial and/or industrial properties cannot be occupied as temporary dwelling.

 

What are the fines for the improper parking of an 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 e-mail planning@whitecourt.ca.

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