Village of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton 1-17-1975 by LL. No. 1-1975 (Ch. 52 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Outdoor storage of vehicles — See Ch. 271.
Zoning — See Ch. 278.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton finds that the improper use of trailers and campers for living purposes in the Village of East Hampton is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of its residents, causes unsanitary conditions and creates a nuisance.
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
CAMPER
Not only a self-contained and self-propelled vehicle used or intended to be used as a conveyance upon the public streets and designed in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof by one or more persons as a place for sleeping, eating and general living, irrespective of whether or not the said vehicle is used actually for said purposes, but also any structural body not having wheels but which may be slid onto the body of a truck, attached thereto and transported as an integral part of said truck and designed in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof by one or more persons as a place for sleeping, eating and general living, irrespective of whether or not the said vehicle is used actually for said purposes.
PERSON
An individual, a partnership, an association or a corporation.
TRAILER
Any vehicle used or intended to be used as a conveyance upon the public streets and designed in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof by one or more persons as a place for sleeping, eating and general living, irrespective of whether or not the said vehicle is used actually for said purposes. This definition is intended to include not only those vehicles having two or more wheels and hitched, hooked or attached in some other manner to a self-propelled vehicle such as an automobile or truck, but also those vehicles from which the wheels have been removed and which are either permanently or semipermanently attached to the ground and hooked into one or more public utilities such as gas, electricity, water and sewer. In addition, a "trailer" is also intended to include a vehicle designed in such a manner as to be hooked, hitched or attached in some other manner to a self-propelled vehicle such as an automobile or truck and used or intended to be used for the transportation or storage of goods, materials and other tangible personal property, only, and not designed for sleeping, eating and general living.
A. 
Trailers used or intended to be used in business and commerce for the transportation or storage of goods, materials and other tangible personal property, and trailers used or intended to be used as a temporary office during the period of construction are not included in the above definition of trailer.
B. 
Further, trailers used or intended to be used temporarily for educational or convention use also are not included in the above definition of trailers.
C. 
The definition of camper is not intended to include a commercial truck, panel truck or other such vehicle.
The use of a trailer or camper for living purposes is prohibited within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of East Hampton, except as hereinafter provided under § 261-5A.
A. 
The parking, for purposes of habitation, of a trailer or camper overnight upon any street or property within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of East Hampton is prohibited, except by permit, for a period not to exceed one week, which permit shall be issued by the Building Inspector of the Village of East Hampton at his discretion. The aforesaid permit may be issued to those property owners upon whose property overnight parking of a trailer or camper is sought to be permitted, or whose property abuts on that portion of the street upon which overnight parking of a trailer or camper is sought to be permitted. The Building Inspector of the Village of East Hampton shall consider, among other factors, the size of the trailer or camper, the reason for the request, the trafficability of the street upon which a permit for overnight parking is sought, the surrounding residences and the proposed duration of the requested permit.
B. 
An unoccupied trailer or camper may be parked or stored without permit upon any private property within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of East Hampton; however, in no case shall the trailer or camper be made immobile by removal of wheels, nor shall the trailer or camper be permanently affixed to the private property.
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine in an amount not exceeding the sum of $250. Further, each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall be considered a separate offense.