CHAPTER 420: MOBILE HOMES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICL

CHAPTER 420: MOBILE HOMES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

SECTION 420.010: GENERAL

From and after May 10, 2004, no mobile home shall be erected, placed upon or allowed to remain within the City, except as hereinafter provided. (Ord. No. 316 §1, 5-10-04)

SECTION 420.020: DEFINITIONS

As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these meanings:

BUILDING CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL: The Board of Aldermen of the City of Stockton, Missouri, or their designee.

CAMPER TRAILER: The term "camper trailer" as used in the City Code shall have the same meaning as and shall be included in and synonymous with the term "recreational vehicle" as used in the City Code.

HOUSE TRAILER: The term "house trailer" or "trailer home" as used in the City Code has the same meaning as and shall be included in and synonymous with the term "mobile home" or "manufactured home" as used in the City Code.

MANUFACTURED HOME: The term "manufactured home" has the same meaning as set forth in Chapter 700, RSMo., and shall be included in and synonymous with the term "mobile home" as used in the City Code.

MOBILE HOME: A factory-built structure or structures which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) body feet or more in width or forty (40) body feet or more in length, or when erected on site, contains three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit on its or their own running gear and designed to be used as a dwelling unit or units with or without a permanent foundation. The phrase "without a permanent foundation" indicates that the support system is constructed with the intent that the manufactured home placed thereon may be moved from time to time at the convenience of the owner. The term "mobile home" as used in the City Code shall include all mobile or manufactured homes regardless of whether they are single, double or multi-wide units, but does not include modular homes.

MODULAR HOME: A permanent dwelling constructed in whole or in part with the use of manufactured modular units. Additions to a mobile home shall not be construed as having converted a mobile home into a modular home.

MODULAR UNIT: A transportable building unit designed to be used by itself or to be incorporated with similar units at a point-of-use into a permanent structure to be used for residential, commercial, educational or industrial purposes. This definition shall not apply to structures under six hundred fifty (650) square feet used temporarily and exclusively for construction site office purposes.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES: A vehicular unit mounted on wheels, either self-propelled or drawn as a trailer unit, designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, and of such size or weight as not to require special highway movement permits when operated upon a highway. (Ord. No. 316 §2, 5-10-04; Ord. No. 364 §A, 3-13-06)

SECTION 420.030: VARIANCES

Upon written application to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Stockton variances may be granted to include schools, churches and other applicants based on guidelines set by the Board of Aldermen. (Ord. No. 316 §3, 5-10-04)

SECTION 420.040: EXISTING MOBILE HOMESCHANGING LOCATION UNLAWFUL

Existing mobile homes now located within the City and maintained as of May 10, 2004, in full compliance with existing codes of the City shall be permitted to remain within the City, subject to the provisions hereof, unless the same shall cease to be occupied for a continuous period of one hundred eighty (180) days, provided however, that no mobile home now lawfully located within the City may be moved from the location of such mobile home on the date hereof to a different location within the City without meeting the provisions of this Chapter. (Ord. No. 316 §4, 5-10-04)

SECTION 420.050: TERMINATION OF USE

In the event a mobile home now lawfully located within the City as hereinafter provided ceases to be occupied for a continuous period of one hundred eighty (180) days, such mobile home shall be removed from the City by the owner within thirty (30) days after the end of such one hundred eighty (180) day period of non-occupancy. (Ord. No. 316 §5, 5-10-04)

SECTION 420.060: REQUIREMENTS

From and after May 10, 2004, mobile homes may be placed within the City subject to the following requirements.

.1. Mobile homes shall be at least fourteen (14) feet in width and at least seventy (70) feet in length.

.2. No portion of a mobile home shall be located less than fifteen (15) feet from any other mobile home, building, alley or street right-of-way.

.3. Mobile homes shall be adequately anchored to the ground to prevent overturning or uplift by wind force.

.4. Mobile homes shall have a water supply system connected to and obtaining water solely from the municipal water system.

.5. Mobile homes shall be connected to the municipal sewer system outlet not less than four (4) inches in diameter and such sewer connections shall be properly trapped and watertight.

.6. Mobile homes shall be located only upon lots consistent with City codes requirements or legal non-conforming lots at least (50) feet in width and at least one hundred (100) feet in length.

.7. An off-street parking area at least twenty (20) feet in width and at least twenty (20) feet in length shall be provided for each mobile home.

§ 420.060 Mobile Homes And Recreational Vehicles § 420.080

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.8. Mobile homes shall be placed on a concrete or block foundation, the tongue and wheels if any removed within sixty (60) days of placement.

.9. Mobile homes hereinafter placed within the City shall be not more than five (5) years of age at the time of placement and no mobile home shall be placed within the City until documentary evidence of age has been furnished to and approved by the Building Code Enforcement Official.

.10. All mobile homes shall comply with all applicable Building, Plumbing and Electrical Codes of the City of Stockton, Cedar County Missouri.

.11. Foundations and tie downs must be in place and tongue and wheels removed within sixty (60) days of placement of trailer upon property or this will constitute a violation of this Section and will be subject to a fine for each day not in compliance with this Section.

.12. Mobile homes located in mobile home parks do not have to meet Subsections (6), (7), (8) and (9) of this Section. (Ord. No. 316 §6, 5-10-04)

SECTION 420.070: REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING MOBILE HOMES

Any mobile home now lawfully located within the City as hereinafter provided may be replaced at the same location with a mobile home that complies in all respects with the terms and provisions hereof, provided the replacement mobile home is placed at said location within sixty (60) days after removal of the existing mobile home. (Ord. No. 316 §7, 5-10-04)

SECTION 420.080: TEMPORARY USE OF MOBILE HOME AND CAMPER TRAILERS

Temporary use of house and travel trailers and mobile homes as living quarters for those persons temporarily deprived of the use of their permanent living quarters by fire, flood, tornado, windstorm or other catastrophe may be permitted subject to the following terms, conditions and limitations.

.1. Use of such a trailer or mobile home shall be limited to the time required for repair of such permanent living quarters.

.2. Such trailer or mobile home shall be located during the period of such temporary use on the same lot as the damaged living quarters.

.3. Such damaged permanent living quarters shall have been occupied as the permanent residence by the person or persons requesting temporary use of a trailer or mobile home as living quarters at the time of such damage.

.4. Persons so deprived of the use of their permanent living quarters and wishing to make use of a trailer or mobile home as temporary living quarters shall make written applications to the City setting forth the circumstances necessitating such temporary use.

.5. The Building Code Enforcement Official may approve applications for the use of temporary living quarters for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days. Application for the use of such temporary living quarters for a period exceeding sixty (60) days may be approved only by the Board of Aldermen. (Ord. No. 316 §8, 5-10-04)

§ 420.090 Stockton City Code § 420.100

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SECTION 420.090: RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

Recreational vehicles, including motor homes and camper trailers, shall be allowed within the City only upon any the following conditions:

.1. Recreational vehicles may be stored while not in use upon property owned or occupied by the owner of such recreational vehicle; and

.2. Recreational vehicle may be occupied as temporary residences by non-residents of the City for periods not exceeding twenty-one (21) days.

.3. The Building Code Enforcement Official may approve applicant's permit for use of temporary living quarters, during construction of a permanent dwelling, not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) days. (Ord. No. 316 §9, 5-10-04)

SECTION 420.100: VIOLATION AND PENALTY

Any person violating the provisions of this Chapter shall upon conviction be fined a sum not less that twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each day or any part of such a day a mobile home is maintained within the City in violation of this Chapter shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. No. 316 §10, 5-10-04)

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