Town of Milton, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Milton 10-6-2003 (Ch. 10, Art. 3, of the prior Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 85.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 209.
Zoning — See Ch. 220.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to park or occupy any trailer on the premises of any occupied dwelling or on any lot which is not a part of the premises of any occupied dwelling, either of which is situated within the limits of the Town of Milton, except the parking of unoccupied trailers in accessory private garage building or in the rear yard of any lot within the limits of the Town of Milton is permitted, providing no living quarters shall be maintained or any business practiced in said trailer while such trailer is parked or stored.
A "trailer" is defined as any physical object designed or manufactured for transportation across the public highways, which is capable of readily being transported to another location without the involvement of a person or persons, commonly known as "house movers." A trailer possesses or is designed to possess axles or wheels (whether removable, permanent, in place or not in place). An object shall be deemed a trailer, if it is built on or with a frame of sufficient strength and character to facilitate, as a matter of fact or of design, transportation from the place of initial residential occupancy without incurring the use or utilization of what is commonly known as a "house mover." Any such object which is of a width of 20 feet or less is deemed a trailer for purposes of this chapter, regardless of a manufacturer's or distributor's designation as modular housing or the like.
If a trailer, as defined above, is placed or attempted to be placed upon a foundation of permanent or semipermanent character, such foundation does not eliminate the object from the classification of trailer, as defined by this chapter.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to such penalties and pay such fines as set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.
[Amended 6-4-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-002]
No temporary structure or shelter (except structures or shelters used in connection with and while construction work is being carried out upon a given parcel) shall be erected or placed upon any property within the Town. Said construction structures or shelters shall not be used for overnight sleeping and/or occupancy. No trailers shall be stored or placed upon any property in the Town except as otherwise having been granted an exception by the Town.
No person shall camp or live in any trailer upon any public land in the Town not zoned or designated for such purpose. Each day any person shall camp or live in a trailer upon any such public land shall be treated as a separate and distinct offense.