Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 10-14-1974 as Ch. 93 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parking Authority — See Ch. 44.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 240.
Junked vehicles — See Ch. 245.
Zoning — See Ch. 260.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARKING
The temporary storage of recreational vehicles for a continued period of time not exceeding 24 hours. Continuity of a single period shall not be considered broken or terminated unless the recreational vehicle involved shall have been removed from the property owner's premises for a period of at least 24 consecutive hours.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A single-axle or multiple-axle structure mounted on wheels or otherwise capable of being made mobile for the purpose of travel, recreational and vacation use, and shall include but not be limited to travel trailers, mobile homes, tent trailers, boat trailers, pickup campers and horse trailers.
STORAGE
The placement of recreational vehicles at a given location within the Borough for continuous periods of time exceeding 24 hours.
Recreational vehicles may be parked on the private property of the owner of such vehicle only under the following conditions:
A. 
A recreational vehicle may be parked for a continuous period not exceeding 24 hours consistent with the definition of parking set forth in § 248-1.
B. 
A recreational vehicle must be parked on the owner's property and behind the property line. It must be parked in such a manner so as not to restrict visibility of traffic using any adjacent public street. A recreational vehicle's wheels must at all times be blocked or otherwise rendered immobile so as to prevent any movement of the vehicle while it is in a stopped position.
C. 
Any recreational vehicle stored for periods exceeding 24 continuous hours as defined in § 248-1 hereof, shall be parked in a garage or behind the building line. The recreational vehicle may be stored in a rear or side yard.
A. 
Exceptions to the regulations promulgated in this chapter and relating to storage may be granted in cases where because of severe and unusual topographical conditions of the land complete compliance with the provisions of this chapter is impractical. All requests for an exception as outlined in this section shall be submitted, in writing, to the Borough Manager and shall include an appropriate diagram or surveyor's plan of the property involved in such a manner as to clearly delineate the problem and to indicate the proposed areas where the vehicle could be stored.
B. 
The Borough Manager or the Borough Council may approve the exception and condition the approval upon acceptance by the property owner of and compliance by the property owner with the conditions set forth by the Borough Manager or by the Borough Council if, in the opinion of the Borough Manager or the Borough Council, the exception requested is necessary.
A. 
Under no circumstances shall any recreational vehicle be parked on any public street in violation of existing federal, state or local laws nor stored on the street side of the owner's property line.
B. 
No recreational vehicle shall be used for purposes of habitation while parked or stored on an owner's property within the Borough of Homestead.
C. 
No vehicle over 30 feet in length shall be stored on private property located in the Borough of Homestead.
D. 
Not more than one recreational vehicle may be parked or stored on a private lot in the Borough of Homestead, unless that vehicle is parked in a garage or unless an exception is granted by the Borough Council or the Borough Manager. All requests for an exception shall be submitted in accordance with § 248-3A hereof pertaining to exceptions.
Whenever the requirements of this chapter are at variance with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations, ordinances, deed restrictions or covenants, the most restrictive or the higher standard shall govern.
Any person who shall be convicted of violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter before any District Justice shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $300, together with costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs, said violator shall be subject to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of a violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.