Town of Smithfield, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Smithfield 7-11-1960; amended 6-20-1961 (Ch. 22, Art. II, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Outdoor storage of recreational vehicles — See Ch. 308, Art. I.
Whenever used in this chapter, unless a different meaning appears from the context, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes person, partnership, firm, company, corporation, tenant, owner, lessee or licensee, their agents, heirs or assigns.
TRAILER
Any vehicle or structure 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, profession, occupation or trade (or 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.
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $100, and every day such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense and be punishable as such hereunder.
This chapter is adopted for the purpose of promoting the general health, safety and welfare of the Town and for the purpose of regulating the use of trailers within the limits of the Town.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to be applicable to trailers located within the limits of the Town at the time of the enactment of this chapter or to trailer sales lots on which trailers are parked for the purposes of inspection and sale, nor should anything contained herein be construed to prevent the owner of a trailer from replacing said trailer which is located within the confines of the Town at the time of the enactment of this chapter. Neither shall this chapter apply to a trailer used by a person in conjunction with the erection of any building or facility or in pursuance of any public works project within the limits of the Town; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as to permit the moving of a trailer described in this section from one location in the Town to another location in the Town.
A. 
It shall be unlawful within the limits of the Town for any person to park, store or place any trailer on any street, alley, highway or other public place or on any lot, tract or parcel of land owned by any person, occupied or unoccupied within the Town, except as provided in this chapter.
B. 
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any street or highway for not longer than one hours, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for that street or highway.
C. 
No person shall park or occupy any trailer on the premises of any occupied dwelling or on any lot, tract or parcel of land which is not a part of the premises of any occupied dwelling, except that the parking of only one unoccupied trailer in an accessory private garage or in a rear yard in any district is permitted, provided no living quarters shall be maintained or any business practiced in said trailer while such trailer is so parked or stored.