Chapter 15.20


15.20.010    Title.

15.20.020    Definitions.

15.20.030    Occupied trailers.

15.20.040    Unoccupied house trailers.

15.20.050    Trailer camp licensing.

15.20.060    Nonconforming camps.

15.20.070    Removal of wheels.

15.20.080    Construction permits.

15.20.090    Occupancy during construction.

15.20.100    Violation – Penalty.

15.20.010 Title.

The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be known as the trailer ordinance. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.020 Definitions.

“Trailer homes,” “trailer coaches,” “trailer houses” and “recreational vehicles” shall be any conveyances, self-powered or capable of being drawn by other vehicles, containing sleeping and/or cooking facilities; and these are referred to in this chapter as “trailers.” (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.030 Occupied trailers.

A.    No occupied trailer whether used as a residence or for business or otherwise shall be parked, placed or kept hereafter within the City, unless the trailer is parked in a trailer park which has been approved by the State Health Department and the City Building Official; provided, that this chapter shall not prohibit trailers lawfully occupied and used at the time of the passage of the ordinance codified in this chapter in their existing location, but this exemption shall cease whenever such trailer is not occupied or used for a period of 30 days by the occupant at the time of the passage of the ordinance codified in this chapter.

B.    Storage shall not constitute use or occupancy within the meaning of this section; except as specified in FMC 15.20.090, and except that one house trailer may be parked and used as a dwelling in the side or rear yard of a lot for a period not to exceed 15 days, provided the setbacks applicable to detached accessory buildings can be complied with.

C.    This section shall not, however, prohibit the use of one house trailer as living quarters for the family of a resident caretaker of an organized public park, nor prohibit overnight campers thereat, which uses are expressly permitted subject to rules and regulations in effect. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.040 Unoccupied house trailers.

One camper trailer, or recreational vehicle, can be stored in the side or rear yard of a lot, provided it does not extend beyond the front of the house or attached carport. The setbacks applicable to detached accessory buildings and property lines shall not be enforced. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.050 Trailer camp licensing.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or maintain, within the corporate limits of the City, any trailer coach camp unless a conditional use permit has been obtained. Any conditional use permit shall be subject to all the requirements of the laws of the state and the rules and regulations of the Washington State Board of Health pertaining to trailer camps. Trailer camp operators shall pay an annual business license fee to the City. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.060 Nonconforming camps.

All existing trailer camps which are discontinued hereafter and remain out of operation for a period of three months shall not thereafter be reestablished and operated until this chapter has been fully complied with. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.070 Removal of wheels.

Removal of wheels for the setting of a trailer on posts or footings will not be considered as removing the trailer from the regulations affecting trailers, unless such trailer is made to conform with the building code and all other ordinances of the City regulating dwellings and land uses. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.080 Construction permits.

The Building Official may authorize a temporary permit to place and occupy a trailer coach or trailer house during construction of the residence. Such construction permit shall be issued for periods of 90 days and shall be issued only where the proposed location, parking and use of the trailer coach or trailer house will comply with the laws of the state and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health relating to tourist camps with respect to access, water hook-up and supply, garbage disposal and sanitation. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.090 Occupancy during construction.

At the end of 90 days a person holding a construction permit may apply for an extension thereof and the Building Official may extend the permit if it appears to the satisfaction of the Official that the applicant is proceeding with reasonable diligence in the construction of the residence and all other requirements have been met. (Ord. 1397 § 2, 2006)

15.20.100 Violation – Penalty.

Enforcement procedures and the penalties resulting from violations of this chapter shall be administered pursuant to Chapter 1.12 FMC. (Ord. 1819 § 16, 2013)