Bylaws for Recreational Vehicles

Dear Neighbours,

One of the prettiest seasons is now upon us and with that many of us will be packing away our summer toys and equipment.  The Lakes Community Association continues to receive inquiries about parking and specifically concerns and questions relating to the parking of recreational vehicles on our residential properties.

For questions pertaining to parking of RV’s, trailers or any recreational (definition provided within the Bylaw below) vehicles on your residential lots please refer to The District of Lake Country Bylaws.  The relevant section has been posted below.

Respectfully, Kerri Robertson

Director

The Lakes Community Association

www.thelakescommunity.com

Zoning Bylaw 561, 2007 Section 5. 3 (a)

5.3 Prohibitions

(d) permit more than two recreational vehicles outdoors on a lot in a residential zone;

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE means a transportable conveyance that may be registered as a vehicle by the Ministry of Transportation intended as a temporary accommodation for travel, vacation, or recreational use and includes travel trailers, motorized homes, slide-in campers, chassis-mounted campers, boats, all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and tent trailers but not including manufactured homes.

Zoning Bylaw 561, 2007 Section 5. 3 (a)

5.3 Prohibitions

5.3.7        No owner, lessee, tenant, or person shall:

(a)            place or permit a commercial vehicle in excess of 5,000 kg. licensed gross vehicle weight on a lot in a residential zone;

(b)            place or permit a recreational vehicle in excess of 5,500 kg. licensed gross vehicle weight on a lot in a residential zone;

(c)            permit a motor vehicle in a state of disrepair or derelict for more than 30 days on a lot in a residential zone;

(d)            permit more than two recreational vehicles outdoors on a lot in a residential zone;

DISTRICT OF LAKE COUNTRY BYLAW  98-186

A BYLAW TO REGULATE TRAFFIC AND THE USE OF HIGHWAYS WITHIN THE DISTRICT OF LAKE COUNTRY

Parking Regulations

  1. Except when necessary to avoid conflicts with traffic, or to comply with the directions of a Peace Officer or traffic control device or traffic patrol, and except while operating a government vehicle or public utility vehicles while engaged in their duties, or except an emergency vehicle which is in actual use for official duties, or a vehicle so mechanically disabled as to render it immobile, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle:

(a)       on a sidewalk or a boulevard where a curb is present;

(b)       in front of a public or private driveway;

(c)       in any lane, except as permitted under Section 10;

(d)       within an intersection except as permitted by a traffic control device;

(e)       within 5 m of a fire hydrant measured from a point on the curb or edge of the roadway which is closest to the fire hydrant;

(f)        on a crosswalk or within 6 m of the approach side of a crosswalk;

(g)       within 6 m upon the approach to a stop sign or other traffic control device located at the side of a roadway;

(h)       within 6 m on either side of the entrance to or exit from a hotel, theatre, public meeting place, fire hall or playground;

(i)        within 15 m of the nearest rail of a railway crossing;

(j)        upon any highway for the principal purpose of

(i)        displaying a vehicle for sale;

(ii)       advertising, servicing, painting, wrecking, storing or repairing any vehicle, except where repairs are necessitated by an emergency;

(iii)      displaying signs;

(iv)      selling flowers, fruit, vegetables, seafood, or other commodities or articles;

(k)       alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking obstructs traffic;

(l)        on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped or parked parallel to the edge of the curb of a roadway;

(m)      upon a bridge, except as required or permitted by an applicable traffic control device;

(n)       in any place in contravention of a traffic control device that gives notice that stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited or restricted in that place, and at that time;

(o)       on a portion of a highway in which parking is regulated by a traffic control device in violation of the traffic control device;

(p)       in such manner as to obstruct the visibility of any traffic control device erected by or with the authority of the Engineer;

(q)       on other than the right side of a two-way highway with the right hand wheels of the vehicle parallel to that side; except where there is provision for angle parking, as signified by traffic control devices consisting of lines painted on the surface of the highway;

(r)        more than 30 cm from the curb of a roadway if a curb has been constructed;

(s)        in a designated angle parking zone where the length of the vehicle and any trailer attached thereto exceeds 6 m;

(t)        in a space on any highway adjacent to any Federal, Provincial or Municipal public building which is designated as being reserved for the use of officials, unless the operator of the vehicle is such an official;

(u)       on any highway for a continuous period exceeding 24 hours, without first obtaining the written permission of the Engineer;

(v)       being a commercial vehicle having a gross vehicle weight in excess of 5,500 kg, on any highway in a residential area, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day;

(w)      within 6 m of the entrance or exit of a lane;

(x)       in a manner which obstructs the free passage of traffic on any roadway;

(y)       upon any portion of a highway where traffic control devices consisting of lines painted upon the surface of the highway designate parking spaces, in any location other than the designated spaces or area;

(z)       upon a portion of a highway that has been improved for the travel of cycles and or pedestrians, and which is designated as such by traffic control devices;

(aa)      on any portion of a highway in contravention of the length of time allowed for parking on that portion of highway as indicated by an applicable traffic control device;

(ab)     in any District parking lot for more than 24 consecutive hours;

(ac)      in a loading zone as designated by a traffic control device unless the vehicle is actually in the process of being loaded or unloaded;

(ad)     on a highway abutting a school ground or playground from dawn until dusk unless the school ground or playground is separated from the highway by a fence;

(ae)      in a bus stop, as indicated by the appropriate traffic control device, any vehicle other than a vehicle operated by a public transit authority or a School District;

(af)      in a fire zone, as indicated by a traffic control device;

(ag)     in a zone reserved exclusively for taxis, as indicated by a traffic control device; or

(ah)     at a curb marked with yellow paint.

(ai)      in a Disabled Persons Parking Zone unless that vehicle has a permit which is suspended from the rear view mirror inside the vehicle so that it is prominently visible from the exterior of the vehicle.

  1. Notwithstanding clause (aa) of Section 5, no person shall cause a vehicle to remain on any portion of a highway for a period of time which exceeds 2 times the maximum posted time as indicated by an applicable traffic control device.
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