For the purpose of these regulations, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:

Inspector means the legally designated inspection authority of the city or his or her authorized representative.

Licensee means any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park under the provisions of this chapter.

Mobile home means a structure which is not subject to the federal act and which is transportable in one or more sections which, is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein.

Permittee means any person to whom a temporary permit is issued to maintain an individual mobile home outside of a licensed mobile home community or park and in accordance with the provisions as hereinafter prescribed.

Person means any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation, whether tenant, owner, lessee, licensee, permittee, agent, heirs or assigns.

Temporary Housing means shall mean any tent, trailer, or other structure used for human shelter which is designed to be transportable and which is not attached to the ground, house or building or another structure, or to any utilities system on the same premises for more than 30 consecutive days, except when located in a mobile home court duly licensed under laws of the city.

(Ord. 603; Code 2018)

(a)   It is unlawful for any person to park, place or abandon any temporary housing upon any street, alley, highway or other public place or upon any premises or tract of land located within the corporate limits of the city and which is situated outside of a licensed mobile home park without first having secured a temporary permit as herein required. However, a tent used for non-residential purposes does not require a permit.

(b)   The parking of one visiting mobile home in an accessory private garage building, or in the rear yard of any premises for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days, shall be permitted, but only if a temporary permit has been approved as described in this ordinance.

(Ord. 603; Code 2018)

This article shall not apply to the following:

(a)   Emergency or temporary stopping or parking a mobile home for twenty-four (24) hours; however, all such cases shall be subject to any other limitations that may be imposed by other ordinances of the city relative to parking;

(b)   Unoccupied mobile homes for demonstration and sales purposes only may be located within any district permitted by zoning ordinance for such;

(c)   The storage of any unoccupied or uninhabited vacation trailer within the corporate limits of the city or on private property shall be permitted; provided, that all such storage is not in conflict with any other sections of this chapter, the zoning regulations or other pertinent ordinances of the city.

(d)   Mobile homes may be parked and used as residence in any portion of the City properly zoned and approved by the City as a ‘Manufactured home park,” as described and defined in Section 16-301.

(Ord. 603; Code 2018)

(a)   Application for a temporary permit. The application for a temporary permit shall be filed with the city clerk and shall contain the following information:

(1)   The name and address of the applicant;

(2)   The location and legal description of the property or area upon which the mobile home is to be parked temporarily;

(3)   The dates the temporary housing will be temporarily utilized;

(4)   The license number of the mobile home, if applicable;

(5)   Certification by the occupant, owner or tenant that all plumbing fixtures may be sealed by the city inspector or his or her representative. In the event that such plumbing is sealed, the owner or occupant of such mobile home shall not permit such seal to be broken except by the direction of the city inspector or his representative.

(b)   Action on a temporary permit. All applications for a temporary permit as herein required shall be approved by a city inspector. Upon certification by the city inspector that the applicant for a temporary permit is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, the office of the city clerk shall issue the temporary permit upon payment of the fee as provided in this chapter.

(Ord. 603; Code 2018)