[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fond du Lac 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 2679 as §§ 12.22 and 12.35 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter the following terms have the meanings indicated:
- DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME
- A mobile home which does not have complete bathroom facilities.
- Any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park under this chapter.
- LICENSING AUTHORITY
- The City of Fond du Lac.
- MOBILE HOME
- That which is, or was as originally constructed, designed to be transported by any motor vehicle upon a public highway and designed, equipped and used primarily for sleeping, eating and living quarters, or is intended to be so used, and includes any additions, attachments, annexes, foundations and appurtenances, except that a house trailer is not deemed a mobile home if the assessable value of the additions, attachments, annexes, foundations and appurtenances equals or exceeds 50% of the assessable value of the trailer.
- MOBILE HOME PARK
- Any plot or plots of ground upon which two or more units occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
- NONDEPENDENT MOBILE HOME
- A mobile home equipped with complete bath and toilet facilities, all furniture, cooking and heating appliances, and complete year-round facilities.
- A mobile home park.
- Any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation.
- A plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one mobile home unit.
- TRAILER and TRAILER CAMP
- See "mobile home" and "mobile home park."
- A mobile home unit.
Except as provided in this chapter, no person shall park any mobile home on any street, alley, highway or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person within the City.
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any street, alley or highway for not longer than one hour subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for that street, alley or highway.
No person shall park or occupy any mobile home on any premises which is situated outside an approved mobile home park except under special permit as provided in § 460-3. The parking of only one unoccupied mobile home in an accessory garage building or in a rear yard is permitted, provided that no living quarters shall be maintained or any business practiced in such mobile home while it is parked or stored.
The Council may issue special written permits allowing the location of a mobile home outside of a mobile home park. The person to whom the permit is granted shall be subject to the parking fee as provided in § 460-15. The permit shall be granted only upon the written consent of the owner, legal agent of the owner or the lessee of the location for which the permit is issued. Not more than two mobile homes shall be granted permits to locate on any one premises outside a mobile home park.
Application for the permit shall be made to the City Clerk, accompanied by the inspection fee, and shall state:
The name and permanent addresses of the occupants of the mobile home, the license number of their mobile home and towing vehicle, place of last stay, intended purpose of stay at requested location and whether the occupants are nonresident tourists.
Whether any occupant is employed in this state, the exact location of the premises, the name of the owner and the occupant of any dwelling on the premises and the owner's and/or occupant's permission to locate.
The nature and location of sanitary facilities and the permission of the occupant of the dwelling house for their use and a statement that all wastes from such occupancy will be disposed of in a sanitary manner.
Application for location on a vacant lot or parcel of land shall be accompanied by a statement of the nature and location of sanitary facilities, which must include a safe water supply and toilet within 200 feet of the proposed location of the mobile home, and a statement of permission from the owner for their use.
All occupants of any mobile home located outside of a mobile home park shall register with the City Clerk as provided in § 460-13 of this chapter. All provisions of this chapter governing the location, use and sanitation of mobile homes located in a licensed mobile home park shall, so far as they are applicable, apply to any mobile home located outside of a mobile home park.
Mobile homes shall not be used as a permanent place of abode or as a permanent dwelling or for indefinite periods of time except as provided as follows:
Any nondependent mobile home properly connected with the public water supply and sanitary sewer systems may be permitted on any premises if the trailer shall be constructed and located in compliance with all requirements of the building, plumbing, health, sanitary, electrical and zoning ordinances.
Any action toward the removal of wheels except for temporary purposes of repair or other action to attach the mobile home to the ground by means of posts, piers or foundation shall subject the mobile home to the requirements of the building code.
No person shall establish, operate, maintain or permit to be established, operated or maintained upon any property owned, leased or controlled by him a mobile home park within the limits of the City without first having secured a license for each park from the Council. Such license shall expire one year from the date of issuance but may be renewed on an annual basis.
Application for license or renewal shall be filed with the City Clerk and shall be accompanied by the fee set by resolution of the City Council. The application shall also be accompanied by a surety bond in an amount not less than $2,000. This bond shall guarantee the collection by the licensee of the monthly parking permit fee provided for in § 460-15 and the payment of the fees to the Treasurer, the payment by the licensee of any forfeiture, including legal costs imposed upon or levied against the licensee for a violation of the ordinances of the City pursuant to which the license is granted, and shall also be for the use and benefit and may be prosecuted and recovery had thereon by any person who may be injured or damaged by reason of the licensee violating the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544]
The application for a license or a renewal shall be made on forms furnished by the City Clerk and shall include the name and address of the owner in fee of the tract (if the fee is vested in some person other than the applicant, a verified statement by that person that the applicant is authorized by him to construct or maintain the mobile home park and make the application shall be provided) and a legal description of the premises upon which the park will be located as will readily identify and definitely locate the premises and a park plan showing the following, either existing or as proposed:
[Amended 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544]
The extent and area used for camp purposes.
Roadways and driveways.
Location of units for trailers.
Location and number of sanitary conveniences, including toilets, washrooms, laundries and utility rooms to be used by occupants of units.
Method and plan of sewage disposal.
Method and plan of garbage removal.
Plan for water supply.
Plan for electrical lighting of units.
If the existing or proposed park is designed to serve nondependent units, such plan shall clearly set forth the location of all sewer and water pipes and connections.
[Amended 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544; 1-28-2015 by Ord. No. 3570]
No mobile home park license (or permit for location outside of a licensed park) shall be issued until the City Clerk shall notify the Chief of Police, Chief of the Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department, and Building Inspector or their authorized agents of the application and these officials shall inspect or cause to be inspected each application and the premises to determine whether the applicant and the premises on which the mobile homes will be located comply with the regulations, ordinances and laws applicable thereto. These officials shall furnish to the City Council, in writing, the information derived from such investigation and a statement as to whether the applicant and the premises meet the requirements. No license shall be renewed without a reinspection of the premises. For the purpose of making inspections and securing enforcement, the officials or their authorized agents are hereby empowered to enter on any premises on which a mobile home is located or about to be located and to inspect the same and all accommodations connected therewith at any reasonable time.
No mobile home or mobile home park shall be located in any fire district.
No occupied mobile home within the limits of the City shall be located between the recognized setback line for the zoning district in which the mobile home is located and the street or highway, nor less than 10 feet from any building or other mobile home or from the boundary line of the premises on which located.
All additions to existing mobile home parks or new mobile home parks shall be in conformance with the provisions of this chapter, with such plans having been approved by the City Plan Commission.
An adequate supply of pure water, furnished through a pipe distribution system connected directly with the public water main, with supply faucets located not more than 200 feet from any dependent mobile home, shall be furnished for drinking and domestic purposes in all parks.
Individual water service connections provided for direct use of an nondependent unit shall be so constructed that they will not be damaged by the parking of the units. Such system shall be adequate to provide 20 pounds pressure per square inch and capable of furnishing a minimum of 125 gallons per day per space.
No common drinking vessels shall be permitted nor shall any drinking water faucets be placed in any toilet room.
Every mobile home park serving dependent units shall provide an abundant supply of hot water at all reasonable hours for bathing, washing and laundry facilities.
Every mobile home park designed to serve dependent units shall have erected suitable buildings for housing toilets, lavatories, showers, slop sinks and laundry facilities, such buildings to be known as "service buildings." Service buildings shall be located not more than 200 feet from any dependent unit space nor closer than 15 feet to any mobile home space. Such buildings shall be of permanent construction and adequately lighted, screened and ventilated.
There shall be provided separate toilet rooms for each sex. Water flush toilets shall be provided for each sex in the ratio of one toilet for each eight dependent units or fraction thereof and shall have separate compartments. Every male toilet room shall also contain one urinal for each 16 dependent units, but in no case shall any male toilet be without one urinal. Toilet rooms shall contain lavatories with hot and cold water in the ratio of one lavatory to every two or less water closets.
Separate bathing facilities for each sex shall be provided with one shower enclosure in a compartment at least four square feet for each eight dependent units or fraction thereof. Each shower compartment shall be supplemented by an individual dressing compartment of at least 12 square feet.
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double tray unit and one conventional type washing machine or one automatic washing machine with electric outlets for each eight units. Sufficient drying facilities shall be available.
Slop sinks for disposal of liquid wastes originating at the units shall be provided in a separate room of the service building in the ratio of one slop sink for each 16 dependent units.
The above accommodations shall be based on the total park capacity according to accepted plans.
Floors of toilets, showers and the laundry shall be of concrete, tile or similar material impervious to water and easily cleaned and pitched for a floor drain.
All liquid waste from showers, toilets, laundries, faucets, lavatories, etc., shall be discharged into a sewer system extended from and connected with the public sewer system.
Every space designed to serve a nondependent unit shall be provided with sewer connections which shall comply with the State Plumbing Code. The sewer connection shall be provided with suitable fittings so that watertight connections can be made. The connections shall be constructed so that they can be closed when not connected and trapped in a manner as to be maintained in an odor-free condition.
All sanitary facilities in any unit which are not connected with a public sewer system by approved pipe connections shall be sealed and their use is hereby prohibited.
Each faucet shall be equipped with facilities for drainage of waste and excess water.
No person shall occupy any mobile home within the City for more than 90 days in each twelve-month period, except as provided in § 460-4 of this chapter, and except that upon a showing and proof that there exists in the community a shortage of adequate housing facilities, additional stays of 60 days may be granted as an emergency provision, provided that this time limitation shall not apply to the licensee of the mobile home park or his bona fide employees so as to prevent their remaining on the park premises at all times.
Every mobile home park shall have an office for the attendant or person in charge of the park. A copy of the park license and of this chapter shall be posted and the park register shall at all times be kept in the office.
The attendant or person in charge, together with the licensee, shall:
Keep a register of all guests, to be open at all times to inspection by City, state and federal officers, which shall show for all guests:
Names and addresses.
Number of children of school age.
State of legal residence.
Dates of entrance and departure.
License numbers of all mobile homes and towing and other vehicles.
State issuing such licenses.
Purpose of stay in park.
Place of last location and length of stay.
Place of employment of each occupant.
Maintain the park in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition at all times.
Ensure that the provisions of this chapter are complied with and enforced and report promptly to the proper authorities any violations of this chapter or any other violations of law which may come to his attention.
Maintain in convenient places, approved by the Fire Chief, hand fire extinguishers, in the ratio of one to eight units.
Collect the monthly parking permit fee provided for in § 460-15. A book shall be kept showing the names of the persons paying the service charges and the amount paid.
Prohibit the lighting of open fires on the premises.
All plumbing, electrical, building and other work on or at any licensed park shall be in accordance with the ordinances of the City and the requirements of the State Plumbing, Electrical and Building Codes and the regulations of the State Department of Safety and Professional Services. Licenses and permits issued grant no right to erect or repair any structure or do any plumbing or electrical work.
Each licensee, licensed pursuant to the provisions of § 460-5, is hereby required to collect from each mobile home occupying space or lots in his mobile home park in the City a monthly parking permit fee, computed as provided in § 66.0435, Wis. Stats.
Occupants of nonexempt mobile homes parked outside of licensed mobile home parks in accordance with § 460-3 shall pay a monthly parking permit fee. The monthly parking permit fee shall be paid by the owner of the mobile home, the occupant of the mobile home or the owner of the land on which it stands, the same as and in the manner provided for mobile homes located in mobile home parks, and the owner of the land shall be required to comply with the reporting requirements of Subsection A.
The licensee of a mobile home park shall not be required to collect for any space occupied by a mobile home accompanied by an automobile if the mobile home and automobile bear license plates issued by any other than this state, for an accumulative period not to exceed 60 days in any 12 months, or if the occupants of the mobile home are nonresident tourists or vacationers. Exemption certificates in duplicate shall be accepted by the City Treasurer from qualified nonresident tourists or vacationers in lieu of permit fees. When one or more persons occupying a mobile home are employed in this state, there shall be no exemption from the monthly parking permit fee.
Failure to timely pay monthly parking permit fees shall be treated in all respects like a default in payment of personal property tax and shall be subject to all procedures and penalties applicable under the Wisconsin Statutes.
The City Council is hereby authorized to revoke any license or permit issued pursuant to the terms of this chapter in accordance with § 66.0435, Wis. Stats.
In addition to the suspension or revocation of any license issued under this chapter, and except where otherwise specifically provided, any person found to be in violation of any provisions of this chapter or any order, rule or regulation made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code.