City of Meriden, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Meriden 10-7-1963 as Ch. 24 of the 1963 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 77.
Housing standards — See Ch. 125.
Health nuisances — See Ch. 144.
Sewers — See Ch. 170.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 180.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 200.
Water — See Ch. 207.
Zoning — See Ch. 213.
Mobile home parks — See C.G.S. § 21-64 et seq.
Mobile and modular homes — See C.G.S. § 21-85 et seq.

§ 194-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes an automobile trailer, trailer coach or any vehicle or structure so designed and constructed in such manner as will permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters for one or more persons or the conduct of any business or profession, trade or occupation or for use as a selling or advertising device, and so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways or streets, propelled or drawn by its own or other motive power, excepting a device used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

§ 194-2 Restrictions on parking.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any trailer, occupied or unoccupied, on any street, highway or alley or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person, within the City, except as provided in this chapter.

§ 194-3 Emergency or temporary parking.

Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any street, alley or highway for not longer than one day, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations as provided in Chapter 200, Vehicles and Traffic, or other ordinances for that street, alley or highway.

§ 194-4 Location outside of trailer camps prohibited; exception.

No person shall 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 outside of an existing and approved trailer park or camp, except that the parking of one unoccupied trailer in an accessory garage building, or in the rear yard of any premises, is permitted, provided that no living quarters shall be maintained or any business practiced in the trailer while such trailer is so parked or stored.

§ 194-5 Use as living quarters prohibited; exception.

Except as provided in the preceding section, trailers shall not be used as a permanent place of abode or as a permanent dwelling or for indefinite periods of time, provided that any such trailer properly connected with the City water supply and sanitary sewer systems and constructed and located in compliance with all the requirements of the building, plumbing, sanitary, health, electrical and zoning ordinances of the City and not inhabited by a greater number of occupants than that for which it was designed may be permitted under permits properly secured as provided for in the building, plumbing, sanitary, health, electrical and zoning ordinances of the City.

§ 194-6 Enforcement; penalties for offenses.

[Added 9-16-1996]
The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by citation, in addition to other remedies. The citation fine amount shall be $77. The following persons have authority to issue citations for violations pursuant to this section: City of Meriden police officer.