RV owners in Littleton, Colo., a Denver suburb, won the first round of a battle over their right to park their rigs on their property, according to the Denver Post.
Littleton officials, after hearing complaints from some property owners who feel RVs are eyesores, drafted an ordinance that would have prohibited RV owners from parking their rigs any where between the front of their home and the front property line.
Currently, RV owners in Littleton can park an RV along the street in front of their home for up to 48 hours, but they can permanently store an RV any where else on their property, as long as it is on an all-weather surface.
But during a Littleton City Council hearing in January, RV owners outnumbered the supporters of more restrictions on RV parking, so city officials decided to put on hold the idea of a more restrictive RV parking ordinance, according to the Post.
The RV owners complained to Littleton officials that the more restrictive parking ordinance would force them to pay hundreds of dollars a year in RV storage fees.
A survey by the Post found that Littleton has one of the most lenient RV parking ordinances in the Denver metro area. Two suburbs, Greenwood Village and Highlands Ranch, prohibit all RV parking, according to the newspaper.
Within the Denver city limits, the outdoor storage of RVs longer than 22 feet is prohibited “in most residential, residential mixed-use and commercial mixed-use areas,” the newspaper reported, quoting city code enforcement officers.