9-8-3: OFF STREET PARKING OF VEHICLES AND RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT:
   A.   Definitions: For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
   COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL OR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: All nonlicensed off road commercial, industrial, or agricultural equipment such as tractors, payloaders, front end loaders, and related equipment, other than such equipment that is designed primarily for residential use and is used primarily at the residence in which it is parked, such as garden tractors, lawn mowers and related equipment.
   COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: Commercial, industrial, agricultural, and other motorized vehicles and trailers, having a registered gross weight in excess of fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds (class 4 or greater) or other vehicles with height exceeding eleven feet (11').
   INOPERABLE/JUNK VEHICLES: Any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked, junked, abandoned or noncurrently licensed vehicle.
   RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT: Any vehicular or portable structure transportable on a mobile chassis, designed to be used for recreational purposes, including, but not limited to, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, boats, and other similar recreational equipment, utility trailers, horse trailers, and trailers used to transport recreational equipment.
   RECREATIONAL VEHICLE: Motorized and nonmotorized recreational vehicles, including, but not limited to, motor homes, campers, travel trailers, tiny houses, and other portable facilities that may provide living quarters.
   RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (RV) YARD AREA: Those areas on a residentially zoned parcel where a recreational vehicle may or may not be stored relative to the main residential building and orientation to the street. Including the following definitions:
     RV Front Yard: For the purposes of recreational vehicle storage, a space extending the width of a parcel between the front property line and the front of the residence and not less than the required front setback for the zone. If the front of the primary structure varies relative to the front property line, the RV front yard shall follow the front of the primary structure, not an imaginary straight line taken from the nearest wall of the primary structure to the street. For corner lots, the RV front yard is the adjacent to the street frontage facing the primary entrance to the house.
     RV Rear Yard: For the purposes of recreational vehicle storage, a space extending the width of a parcel between the rear property line and a line parallel with the rear wall of the main residence.
     RV Side Yard: For the purposes of recreational vehicle storage, a space extending from the RV front yard area to the RV rear yard area between the side property line and the side wall of the main residence.
     RV Street Side Yard: For the purposes of recreational vehicle storage, the RV yard area adjacent to a street on a corner lot between the RV front yard as determined by the corner lot RV front yard definition and the RV rear yard.
   ILLUSTRATION FOR RV DEFINITIONS
   B.   Off Street Parking:
      1.   General Provisions: Off street parking of noncommercial motor vehicles and recreational vehicles must be on a paved surface, consisting of either asphalt or concrete, unless the vehicle is being washed. Parking on gravel surfacing shall be allowed only as specified in subsection 10-20-4F5 of this code.
      2.   Boulevards: The boulevard portion of the street right of way may not be used for parking.
      3.   Additional Restrictions:
         a.   Inoperable/Junk Vehicles: No inoperable/junk vehicle or noncurrently licensed vehicle may be parked on a property (including on the driveway) longer than ninety six (96) hours; except a vehicle enclosed in a building, or a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner, when central to the operation of such business enterprise; or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the city.
         b.   Commercial Vehicles/Equipment: Commercial vehicles and commercial, industrial, or agricultural equipment are not permitted to park on a lot in a residential district except within an enclosed building.
         c.   Recreational Vehicle Parking:
            (1)   Quantity: Unless entirely enclosed within a building, no more than one recreational vehicle may be parked on a residential property at one time. On commercial properties, no more than two (2) recreational vehicles may be parked on a property unless entirely enclosed within a building or on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner, when central to the operation of such business enterprise, or in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the city.
            (2)   Paved Surface: Motor homes, converted buses, or converted vans may not be kept on an unpaved surface. Other recreational vehicles must be parked on a paved surface, consisting of either asphalt or concrete unless located in a rear yard or interior side yard.
            (3)   Parking Location: Recreational vehicles stored in the RV front yard or RV street side yard of a residential property shall be a minimum of three feet (3') from any property line; however, if the vehicle height exceeds eleven feet (11') and it is parked in the RV front yard, it must be a minimum of eight feet (8') from the side property line. Recreational vehicles stored in the RV side yard or RV rear yard shall be a minimum of three feet (3') from any property line.
            (4)   Nonconforming/Irregular Shape Lots: For lots which may not comply with existing lot requirements, the zoning administrator or designee may determine front, rear, and side lot designated areas based on building configuration, site visibility, and other applicable factors.
         d.   Recreational Equipment: Recreational equipment, utility trailers or equipment, and/or off road vehicles must be on a paved surface unless located in a rear yard or interior side yard. Unless entirely enclosed within a building, no more than two (2) recreational equipment items; utility trailers or equipment; and off road vehicles may be stored on a property at the same time. Exception: If a recreational vehicle is located on the property, only one recreational equipment item may be stored on a property at the same time. If more than one vehicle or equipment item is stored on a trailer, each vehicle or equipment item shall be counted separately, but not the trailer. All recreational vehicles, trailers, or equipment requiring state licensure must be currently licensed and in compliance with all other aspects of this code.
         e.   Other Recreational Vehicle And Recreational Equipment Provisions: All recreational vehicles, trailers, or equipment requiring state licensure must be currently licensed and in compliance with all other aspects of this code. At a residential property, the registered owner of a recreational vehicle must either be the owner of the property upon which it is parked, or use the property as their primary residence. This subsection does not apply to a single recreational vehicle stored on the property as a result of a visiting guest as long as the vehicle complies with the vehicle storage and occupancy limits of section 10-19-8 of this code. (Ord. 2016-18, 11-14-2016)