Recreational Vehicles, Code Enforcement, City of Longmont
Recreational vehicles in residential zones may be stored in the rear yard,
or in a side yard that is not adjacent to a street, if it is placed 20 feet
behind the front property line. These may also be parked in the street for
72 hours, and then back to the driveway for 72 hours. If the Recreational
Vehicle is not going to be used, you may want to consider leasing a space
in a recreational vehicle storage lot to avoid having to constantly move it.
The Code Enforcement Officers may receive complaints regarding violations
of the City of Longmont Municipal Code. If a violation is found they will
contact the property owner and/or residents of the property and issue a Notice
of Violation. This Notice explains the Code requirements and sets a date for
the property to come into compliance with Municipal Code. Failure to comply
with the Notice of Violation will result in further legal actions up to and
including a Summons to Appear before Municipal Court.
A Recreational Vehicle can not be used as a private residence or sleeping
place of one or more human beings or for transient accommodation.
As used in this chapter:
"Operate" means to ride in or on and control the operation of
a recreational vehicle while it is self-propelled.
"Recreational vehicle" means a motorized, self-propelled, wheeled
or track vehicle primarily designed to be operated for recreational purposes
on land or water, other than roads or highways, and shall include those
motorcycles more commonly known as dirt bikes.
"Recreational vehicle" does not apply to battery- operated children's
It is unlawful to:
A. Operate a recreational vehicle or a battery-operated children's vehicle
on any public road or highway within the city unless it is properly licensed,
registered and street equipped;
B. Operate a recreational vehicle, except by sitting on a permanently attached
C. Operate a recreational vehicle with more people than there are permanently
attached seats for;
D. Operate a recreational vehicle in the city, except:
1. On one's own property or that of another with the owner's express
permission, for recreational purposes to the extent permitted by applicable
zoning and other ordinances, and
2. Golf carts, operated exclusively on golf courses in regular and authorized
E. Nothing in subsection D of this section shall permit any public or private
nuisance as the result of such use.
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15.04.030.D.l.a.iii - Occupied recreational vehicles or sales lots prohibited
Mobile homes, recreational vehicles, and travel trailers shall not be used
as accessory dwelling units.
15.04.030.D.12 Recreational and commercial vehicle storage.
a. Trailers, boats, recreational vehicles, major recreational equipment,
and commercial vehicles shall not be parked or stored on a public right-of-way
in a residential zone for longer than seventy-two hours.
b. No trailer, boat, recreational vehicle major recreational
equipment, or commercial vehicle shall be parked or stored for longer than
seventy-two hours in any required yard adjacent to a street in a residential
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Last Updated: 11/13/07