Trailers and Trailer Parks, Motels and Motor Hotels

1149.01 General requirements.
1149.02 Enlargement; Board approval; compliance.
1149.03 Parking and wheel removal prohibited; exceptions.
1149.04 Trailer parks; submission of plans.
1149.05 Trailer parks; requirements.
1149.06 Additional requirements.


Licensing and fees by Board of Health - see Ohio R.C. 3733.03 et seq.
Board of Health - see ADM. Ch. 141
Hotels, motels and tourist courts - see BUS. REG. Ch. 727
Trailers and trailer camps - see BUS. REG. Ch. 775
Motel or motor hotel defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(62)
Trailer or mobile home defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(83)
Trailer or mobile home park or camp defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(84)

The sanitary regulations prescribed by the State Board of Health or other authority having jurisdiction, the regulations of the Building Code of the City and such regulations as may be otherwise required by law, shall be complied with, in addition to the following:

(a) Area and Yard Requirements. Trailer parks shall comply with all area and yard requirements prescribed herein; motels shall comply with all area and yard requirements prescribed for such uses in the district in which located.

(b) Lot Area Occupancy. The buildings, cabins and trailers in any tourist camp, trailer park or motel, together with any nonaccessory buildings already on the lot, shall not occupy, in the aggregate, more than twenty-five percent of the area of the lot.

(c) Parking. All areas used for automobile access and parking shall comply with the applicable provisions of this Zoning Code. There shall be at least one off-street parking space for each trailer park lot and one additional space for each four lots to accommodate guests.

(d) Speed Limit. It shall be unlawful for any type of vehicle to travel at a rate of speed in excess of ten miles per hour within any trailer park, motel area or tourist camp, except emergency vehicles on call.

(e) Entrance to Trailer Parks, Motels. No vehicular entrance to or exit from any trailer park or motel, wherever such may be located, shall be within 200 feet along streets from any school, public play ground, church, hospital, library or institution for dependents or for children, except where such property is in another block or on another street which the premises in question do not abut.

(f) Landscaping, Unused Areas. All areas not used for access, parking, circulation, buildings and service shall be completely and permanently landscaped and the entire site maintained in good condition. A landscaped strip of land not less than ten feet in width shall be established and maintained within the trailer park along its exterior boundaries.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)


(a) Any enlargement or extension to any existing motel, tourist camp or trailer park, shall require application for a zoning certificate, as if it were a new establishment.

(b) No enlargements or extensions to any motel, trailer park or tourist camp shall be permitted unless the existing one is made to conform substantially with all the requirements for new construction for such an establishment.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)


(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) hereof, no person shall park or occupy any trailer on any premises in any district outside an approved trailer park. The parking of an unoccupied trailer in an accessory private garage building or in a rear yard in any district shall be permitted, provided no living quarters are maintained or any business conducted in such trailer while so parked or stored.

(b) Emergency or temporary stopping or parking of trailers shall be permitted on any street, alley or highway for not longer than two hours, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for such street, alley or highway.

(c) In any district, the wheels of any trailer shall not be removed except for repairs, nor shall any trailer be otherwise permanently fixed to the ground in such a manner that would prevent its removal.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

An application for the establishment of a trailer park shall be filed with the Zoning Inspector and must be accompanied by a scale drawing certified by a registered engineer or surveyor. Such drawing shall contain the following information:

(a) Accurate dimensions of the proposed trailer park;

(b) All roads and approaches and the method of ingress and egress;

(c) The complete electric service installation, wire service outlets and lighting facilities;

(d) The complete location of any natural gas facilities to serve the trailer park;

(e) A complete layout of unit parking spaces and the number of square feet therein, together with the dimensions thereof; and

(f) The location of electric power or gas distribution systems, water mains or wells for water supply outlets for domestic water users; the location of sanitary facilities, washrooms, garbage disposal units, incinerators, sanitary sewers or septic tanks, sewer drain lines, leeching beds and other buildings or structures contemplated to be used by such applicant in connection with such business.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

Trailer parks shall be designed and maintained in accordance with the following requirements:

(a) Park Area. The minimum trailer park area shall be 40,000 square feet.

(b) Lot Area. The minimum lot area per trailer unit within the trailer park shall be 1,500 square feet.

(c) Lot Width. The minimum lot width per trailer unit within the trailer park shall be thirty feet.

(d) Access. Each trailer park shall abut upon a public street, and each trailer lot shall have direct access to a private hard surface road.

(e) Distance from Property Line. The minimum distance for each trailer from the exterior property lines shall be not less than twenty feet.

(f) Distance Between Trailers. The minimum distance between neighboring trailers shall be not less than twenty feet.

(g) Concrete Slab. Each trailer unit shall be equipped with a concrete slab of sufficient size to support the wheels and the front parking jack. Such slab shall have a minimum horizontal dimension of eight by ten feet and a minimum thickness of four inches.

(h) Utilities. Each trailer unit shall be equipped with one electric outlet. A municipal sanitary sewer and municipal water system shall be installed in accordance with City specifications. Trailer units not equipped with water and sewer facilities shall be located not more than 200 feet from a community utility building which shall provide separate toilet and shower facilities for each sex. Fire hydrants shall be located in accordance with the specifications of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.

(i) Interior Streets. The minimum roadway width of interior one-way streets with parking permitted on one side shall be twenty feet. The minimum roadway width of two-way streets with parking permitted on one side shall be twenty-six feet. The minimum width of two-way streets without parking permitted shall be twenty feet. Such streets shall be paved according to City specifications for residential streets, maintained in good condition and lighted at night.

(j) Recreation Areas. There shall be provided within each trailer park an adequate recreation site or sites for the exclusive use of the park occupants. Such recreation site shall have a minimum area in the aggregate of 100 square feet for each trailer space in the park. The recreation sites shall be of appropriate design and provided with appropriate equipment.

(k) Length of Occupancy. No trailer shall remain in a trailer park for a period exceeding fifteen days without connection to the permanent sanitary sewer system of the park.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

In addition to the foregoing, the Board of Zoning Appeals may impose such other conditions, requirements or limitations concerning the design, development and operation of trailer parks as it may deem necessary for the protection of adjacent properties and the public interest.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

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