New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

Printed: 9/25/2023 5:20:24 PM

22.14 Storage of Recreational Vehicles

For the purposes of this Article, recreational vehicles include all trailers, campers, motor homes, boats, pop-up campers, and trailers that transport recreational vehicles such as boats and jet-skis. Boats and boat trailers are limited to twenty-five (25) feet in length.

A.  No recreational vehicle or trailer licensed to transport recreational vehicles or equipment may be parked in the public right-of-way or the front or interior side yard of a residential district for more than forty-eight (48) hours.

B.  Recreational vehicles may be stored in a residential district either within a fully enclosed structure or carport, or within the rear yard. If stored in the rear yard, the recreational vehicle shall be located at least three (3) feet from any lot line and screened from view from the public right-of-way, excluding alleys, by a solid fence or masonry wall at least six (6) feet in height. If the recreational vehicle is screened by an existing structure or landscape so that it is not visible from the public right-of-way, excluding alleys, it will be considered to have met these requirements. Temporary storage tents for recreational vehicles are prohibited.

C.  No recreational vehicle may be used for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes in any district and may not be hooked up to any public utilities.

D.  All recreational vehicles shall be maintained in mobile condition. No recreational vehicle may be parked or stored in such manner as to create a dangerous or unsafe condition on the lot where parked or stored. If the recreational vehicle is parked or stored, whether loaded or not, so that it may tip or roll, it is considered to be a dangerous and unsafe condition.

E.  This section does not apply to recreational vehicles offered for-sale in an approved outdoor sales and display area of a recreational vehicle dealership or within a recreational vehicle park.