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Oversight means no rules for parking recreational vehicles in Safety Harbor

SAFETY HARBOR — Recently, the Community Development Department was busy updating its codes when staff realized there is no regulation concerning recreational vehicle parking within the city limits.

Sure, there are rules forbidding living in the motor coaches or using them for storage.

But in an oversight as big as a Winnebago, an owner of one of these rolling apartments could park it pretty much anywhere.

But now, the RV owners' free ride that they never even knew about is over.

The biggest restrictions will be on RVs more than 35 feet long or 8 feet wide. They will be allowed only on properties of at least 10,000 square feet and even then, not in the front yard or the driveway.

And no RV can be parked in the street for more than six hours.

The City Commission will discuss the change at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 750 Main St.

"This hasn't been a major issue in Safety Harbor,'' said the city's senior planner, Ron Rinzivillo, in an e-mail to the St. Petersburg Times.

"But we like to be proactive when looking at the city code rather than wait until major problems occur.''

Eileen Schulte can be reached at or (727) 445-4153.

Oversight means no rules for parking recreational vehicles in Safety Harbor 11/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:34am]
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