Town of Millsboro, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Millsboro at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 70.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 109.
Housing standards — See Ch. 125.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 178.
Zoning — See Ch. 210.
No person shall park or cause to be parked any house trailer overnight on any street, alley, highway or other public place.
No house trailer shall at any time be parked between the established setback line and the curbline on any lot.
No house trailer shall be used or occupied unless there is a clear unoccupied space of at least 10 feet on all sides thereof.
No person shall park or permit the parking of any occupied house trailer or use or occupy or permit the use or occupancy of any house trailer on any site, lot, field or tract of land not specifically licensed as a house trailer park, except only as provided in this chapter.
Not more than one house trailer may be parked, used and occupied on the premises of any dwelling as hereinafter limited, provided that the occupants of the house trailer have free access to and the unlimited use of the sanitary facilities of the dwelling of said premises, and the operator of such house trailer secures a permit as provided in this chapter.
Application for a permit to park, use and occupy a house trailer on the premises of a dwelling shall be made to the Health Officer of the Town of Millsboro and shall state the address of the dwelling, the name of the owner or occupant in control thereof, the name and address of the owner or operator and license number of such house trailer. The consent in writing of the owner or of the occupant in control of the dwelling premises to such parking, use and occupancy and to the use of said sanitary facilities as herein provided shall accompany the application or be endorsed thereon.
Upon the filing of such application, the Health Officer shall cause an inspection to be made of such dwelling premises and the house trailer, and if he finds that adequate facilities are afforded on the premises for the disposal of waste and excreta, and it appears that the parking use and occupancy of such house trailer complies with the statutes of the State of Delaware and ordinances of the town, he shall approve such application.
Upon the filing thereof with the Secretary of the Town Council and payment of a fee as set forth from time to time by the Town Council, the Secretary shall issue a permit, which permit shall limit the time of such parking, use or occupancy to a period not longer than six weeks from the date of the application therefor. Not more than one permit shall be issued for any one house trailer operator or occupant in any one twelve-month period. Every permit shall be displayed in or on the house trailer for which it is issued on the side nearest to a public street in such manner as to be readily noticeable at all times.
No person shall spill or drain any waste or liquid waste of any kind upon the ground or upon any paved area.
No person shall remove or cause to be removed the wheels or tires from any house trailer, except for the purpose of repairs, nor shall any person elevate, block or stabilize any house trailer other than with jacks designed, provided and intended for that purpose. No parked house trailer shall be occupied for sleeping purposes by a greater number of persons than said vehicle is designed and arranged to accommodate.
The Health Officer or his authorized representative or any member of the Police Department of the town shall have the authority to enter and inspect at any reasonable time any premises on which a house trailer is parked, used or occupied for the purpose of ascertaining that the owner, operator or occupant thereof is complying with all statutes, ordinances and rules and regulations governing the same.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not less than $10 nor more than $50 or by imprisonment in the Sussex County Jail for a term not exceeding 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court, and shall pay the costs of prosecution.
Each and every day during which a violation of this chapter is permitted to continue shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent offense.