[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Snow Hill 6-11-1972 as Ord. No. 85. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as hereinafter provided, from and after the date of the approval of this chapter it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing on any private property for more than forty-eight (48) hours or to maintain or use as a place for human habitation any house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home, as hereinafter defined, within those areas of the Town of Snow Hill designated in Chapter 200, Zoning, and on the Zoning Map of Snow Hill as residential use districts.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOUSE TRAILER
- Any structure intended for or capable of use as or susceptible of being converted into a place of human habitation and equipped or capable of being equipped with wheels for the purpose of being readily moved from place to place.
- TRAILER COACH OR MOBILE HOME
- Any vehicle or structure constructed in such a manner as to permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters or the conduct of any business, trade or occupation or use as a selling or advertising device and designed for transportation after fabrication on highways and streets on its own wheels or supported by other vehicles, but not self-propelled, and supported in location by wheels, blocking, skids, jacks, horses or skirtings. Two (2) units, separately towable, designed to be joined together at the point of use to form a single dwelling or double-wide, shall be considered a "mobile home" if structural members (sills, studding, plates, joists, siding, rafters) are similar in design and arrangement to that commonly used in single units. The removal of a unit from its wheels shall not be used to change its character under this chapter.
Nothing in this chapter shall be held or construed to apply to a "modular home," which is defined as any prefab unit for use as a double-wide structure, sectional structure or modular structure with specifications showing structural members (sills, studding, joists, plates, rafters, sheathing) to be equal to and positioned as those ordinarily used in conventional housing stick-built on the site.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to make it unlawful for any person who has heretofore received a permit from the Mayor and Council of Snow Hill for the use of a house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home as a place of habitation to continue to use the same until the expiration of such permit according to its terms or until such trailer, trailer coach or mobile home shall have been removed from the location designated in said permit or shall have ceased to be habitable, whichever shall first occur; nor shall this chapter be deemed to apply to the use of such a house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home on the premises occupied by any householder, whether owner or tenant, for the occupancy and use of such house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home that complies otherwise as to location and use with the provisions of Chapter 200, Zoning; and provided, further, that in the event that any such house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home presently having a permit as aforesaid shall be removed from its present location or shall become uninhabitable for whatever cause, no further permit for the use of a house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home for human habitation at said premises shall be issued except as otherwise permitted under the provisions of this chapter.
No house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home shall be permitted to be parked, maintained or used within said Town of Snow Hill as a place of human habitation for more than forty-eight (48) hours without being connected to the town water and sewer systems as provided for all other places of human habitation in said town.
From and after the approval of this chapter, no house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home shall be placed or maintained or used for human habitation within the town without having first obtained from the Town Clerk a permit therefor.
The application for such permit shall be in writing and shall include a reasonably accurate drawing, with measurements, of the premises whereon said house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home is to be placed, the proposed location thereon of said house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home according to scale, the name or names of the proposed occupants of said house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home, the relationship of them to the householder then residing on said premises, the length of time during which said house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home will be so occupied and the name of the plumber engaged to connect the same with the town sewer and water systems.
Any permit granted for the use of a house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home pursuant to said application under the terms of this chapter shall specify the name or names of the occupants of such house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home permitted to use the same under said permit and the length of time during which the same may be used under such application.
Use or occupancy of said house trailer, trailer coach or mobile home by persons other than those named in the permit or for a longer period than prescribed in the permit, if within a residential use district aforesaid, shall be a violation of this chapter.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter, on conviction thereof before any court having jurisdiction, shall be fined the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.), and each day during which such violation shall occur shall be considered a separate offense, and shall stand committed to the county jail until such fine and the costs of prosecution are paid.