Chapter 10.17
CAMPING ON PUBLIC PROPERTY

Sections:

10.17.010    Unlawful camping.

10.17.020    Storage of personal property in public places.

10.17.030    Definitions.

10.17.040    Penalty for violations.

10.17.050    Parked recreational vehicles exempt.

10.17.010 Unlawful camping.

It shall be unlawful for any person to camp, occupy camp facilities or use camp paraphernalia in the following areas, except as otherwise provided by ordinance:

A. Any park;

B. Any street;

C. Any publicly owned parking lot or publicly owned area, improved or unimproved. (Ord. 2365 § 1, 2001)

10.17.020 Storage of personal property in public places.

It shall be unlawful for any person to store personal property, including camp facilities and camp paraphernalia, in the following areas, except as otherwise provided by ordinance:

A. Any park;

B. Any street;

C. Any publicly owned parking lot or publicly owned area, improved or unimproved. (Ord. 2365 § 1, 2001)

10.17.030 Definitions.

The following definitions are applicable in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

A. “Camp” means to pitch, erect or occupy camp facilities, or to use camp paraphernalia or both for the purpose of, or in such a way as will permit remaining overnight, or parking a trailer, camper, or other vehicle for the purpose of remaining overnight.

B. “Camp facilities” include, but are not limited to, tents, huts, temporary shelters, or vehicles.

C. “Camp paraphernalia” includes, but is not limited to tarpaulins, cots, beds, sleeping bags, hammocks or cooking facilities and similar equipment.

D. “Park” means those areas subject to the executive and administrative responsibility of the parks and recreation department established by Chapter 10.16 LMC.

E. “Store” means to put aside or accumulate for use when needed, to put for safekeeping, to place or leave in a location.

F. “Street” means any highway, lane, road, street, right-of-way, boulevard, alley and every way or place in Lynnwood open as a matter of right to public vehicular travel. (Ord. 2365 § 1, 2001)

10.17.040 Penalty for violations.

Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is a misdemeanor, and shall be punished, upon conviction of such violation, by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2365 § 1, 2001)

10.17.050 Parked recreational vehicles exempt.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to recreational vehicles parked on any street, or in any publicly owned parking lot or publicly owned area, improved or unimproved, if said recreational vehicle is not at that time being used as a temporary living quarters. For purposes of this chapter, “recreational vehicle” means a travel trailer, motor home, truck camper, or camping trailer that is primarily designed and used as temporary living quarters, is either self-propelled or mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, is transient, is not occupied as a primary residence, and is not immobilized or permanently affixed to a mobile home lot. (Ord. 2365 § 1, 2001)