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A. Exceptions: It is unlawful to park or store any unlicensed or inoperable vehicle outside of an enclosed building on private property or within the public right of way. This section shall not apply to the following:
1. Vehicles defined by Colorado Revised Statutes section 42-12-101, as "collectors' items" or "parts cars" provided that no more than one vehicle so defined shall be kept outside of a building on any one property. Any inoperable collector's item or parts car shall be stored in a manner so that it is screened from the view of any adjacent street, alley or neighboring property.
2. Unlicensed or inoperable vehicles which are stored in a properly zoned junkyard.
3. Unlicensed or inoperable vehicles stored in conjunction with a properly zoned vehicle repair business, provided all vehicles are covered by a dated work estimate and order signed by the vehicle owner authorizing repairs.
B. Unlawful: It shall be unlawful to park or store the following vehicles outside in a residential zone district:
1. Any commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of ten thousand one (10,001) pounds or greater on private property. This provision does not apply to recreational vehicles.
2. Any construction equipment, flatbed, or trailer normally used to transport such equipment on private property.
C. Parking: Outside vehicle parking shall be allowed on areas of private property where vehicle storage is allowed as outlined in the public right of way except in residential zones in accord with the applicable traffic laws.
D. Storage Prohibited: Except as provided in subsection E of this section, outside vehicle storage is prohibited on residentially zoned property.
E. Storage Standards: Except for commercial vehicles, outside vehicle storage is allowed in the following locations:
1. Vehicles, other than recreational vehicles, may be stored within the front yard upon a driveway surface.
2. Vehicles may be stored in the side or rear yard, however, if more than one vehicle is stored within the side or rear yard, all vehicles, with the exception of one, shall be totally enclosed by an opaque screen of a minimum height of six feet (6'). The screen may consist of any combination of opaque fencing, vegetation, natural features or structures.
3. Recreational vehicles and trailers may only be stored upon a driveway surface within rear or side yard, unless the conditions in subsection E4 of this section, are met.
4. Recreational vehicles may only be stored on a driveway surface in the front yard of the property if:
a. The side or rear yard is insufficient in width and/or size to accommodate the vehicle or accommodate the access to the side or rear yard;
b. The steepness of the terrain prevents access to the side or rear yard or prevents storage within the side or rear yard; or
c. Existing landscaping prevents access to the side or rear yard or prevents storage within the side or rear yard.
5. A recreational vehicle stored on a driveway surface in the front yard must be stored at least ten feet (10') from the edge of the sidewalk or pedestrianway which is nearest to the front lot line of the property. If there is no sidewalk or pedestrianway, the recreational vehicle must be at least ten feet (10') from the curb nearest to the front lot line of the property. The ten foot (10') distance shall be measured in a straight line from the nearest point of the recreational vehicle to the edge of the sidewalk, pedestrianway, curb or street.
F. Right Of Way Storage Prohibited: Recreational vehicle storage within the public rights of way is prohibited.
G. Recreational Vehicle Standards In Residential Zones:
1. Except for mobile home parks, no recreational vehicles shall be used in such a manner as to constitute a permanent dwelling unit;
2. A recreational vehicle stored or parked outside shall be in a condition that provides for the safe and effective performance of its intended function; and
3. No recreational vehicle shall be permanently connected to wastewater, water lines or a source of electricity. (Ord. 90-119; Ord. 97-87; Ord. 01-42; Ord. 03-123)