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Texas City Council Addresses RV Use In City

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Texas‘ Brownwood City Council met on Tuesday morning. They modified an ordinance in the initial reading to address recreational vehicles within the city’s boundaries, a report said.

The ordinance will be discussed at the next city council meeting and will be ratified on the second and the final read.

According to the changes, a person may not stay in, reside, and/or occupy an RV on private property other than in a designated recreational vehicle park as specified in Sec. 98-582(a), except on a temporary basis, not to exceed 10 days.

A person may also not connect an RV to city-supplied utilities (i.e., water and/or sewer) for the purposes of staying in, residing, and/or occupying a recreational vehicle, other than on a temporary basis, not to exceed 10 days.

“A resident who owns a recreational vehicle may park at their residence for parking purposes only. Electric service may be connected to the RV by an extension cord for conditioning purposes only (heat, cool, appliances), to work on the vehicle, or for temporary use as permitted herein,” the changes read.

Other changes stated include the prohibition of the use of an RV as a permanent dwelling and shall not be considered a permissible accessory building or structure. As well as others such as:

  • No person shall hook up a Recreational Vehicle to electrical utilities, water, city sewer, septic systems, telephone, or place a receptacle for receiving mail or any other service or device which would indicate more than the temporary use of the Recreational Vehicle as permitted herein.
  • Property owners are responsible for Recreational Vehicles and their uses while placed on their property regardless of the ownership of the Recreational Vehicle.

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