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The Village Council recently amended Village Code to define the term "utility trailer" and amended the terms and conditions under which utility trailers may be stored on residential property. Anyone who is parking a work-related trailer in front of their home is asked to review the conditions required for an exemption from the requirements or call the Community Development Department at (561) 841-3365 for clarification.
Specifically, the Ordinance provides as follows:
A. Defines the term utility trailer as “an enclosed or open trailer intended to be towed by a motorized vehicle in order to transport cargo and/or provide a product or service at a remote location.”
B. Requires that utility trailers within a residential zoning district be stored within a fully enclosed garage or within the rear or side yard of a residential lot within the R-1 or R-2 zoning district subject to the following additional requirements:
C. A resident who demonstrates that he or she cannot meet the screening or setback requirements for the parking a utility trailer on a lot within the R-1 or R-2 residential zoning districts may apply for an exemption provided that the resident:
The application shall be filed with the Community Development Department and all exemption requests shall be considered by the Planning Commission. The exemption shall not run with the property and a change in occupancy shall terminate the approval.
See the language of the Code amendments, specifically the underlined portion of Section 18-33 defining "Utility trailer," and the underlined portions of Section 18-34 (g), addressing parking and screening requirements.
For questions about the trailer parking ordinance and exemptions to it, contact the Community Development Department at (561) 841-3365.