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City of Heath Updates RV Parking in Residential Districts Ordinance

by Front Porch Rockwall

 

 

There have been minor changes to the City of Heath’s ordinance regarding RV parking in residential districts. This ordinance, which is known as the RV ordinance, was originally adopted back in 1994. It has recently been updated because of concerns regarding safety and privacy that have been voiced by citizens who live in established neighborhoods. Here’s what you need to know:

Who is affected?
Anyone who stores or parks their RV, travel trailer, boat, and/or trailers on a residential property or city street must
comply with the City’s RV parking regulations.

Where can RV’s be parked or stored on private property?
Any automobile, truck, camper, camper top, recreational vehicle, travel trailer, boat trailer or boat, utility trailer or other towable trailer or vehicle shall be parked or stored on an improved surface in front, side, or rear of any residence.

What is an “Improved Surface”?
It’s a dust-free ground surface typically paved with concrete, brick or stone paving units, or other similar dust-free
paving material that is resistant to surface degradation.

Does my RV have to be screened from public view?
Yes. If the vehicle is within the minimum eight (8) foot setback from any adjacent property line. The vehicle then has to be alternatively screened with a complaint fence or evergreen landscaping where the height of said fence, or the mature height of said landscaping, is equal or greater than the item being screened.

What size RV can be parked on private property?
No vehicle, including recreational vehicles, travel trailers, boats or boat trailers, in excess of thirty-six (36) feet in length shall be stored or parked in any district zoned for residential uses.

Can I park my RV on the street?
No recreational vehicle, travel trailer, boat or boat trailer shall park on a public thoroughfare in any district zoned for
residential use. You are allowed to park on a residential lot for no more than 72 hours at any one time for the purpose of loading, cleaning, preparing for a trip, winterizing or preparing the vehicle for off-premise storage.

Where can I get more information or ask additional questions?
City staff is available Monday thru Friday from 8a.m. to 5p.m. at 972-961-4893 or email questions
to: kjmartin@heathtx.com. Warnings will be given until May 1st for violation of this ordinance.

 

 

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