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Municipal By-Laws

Recreational vehicles – Storage and parking

RV

A number of rules apply to the storage and parking of recreational vehicles, including:

  • Inhabitable recreational vehicles
  • Recreational watercraft
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • Snowmobiles
  • Seadoos

Non-motorized sail or paddle boats, such as sailboards, surfboards, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and pedalos, are not subject to this by-law.

Applicable standards

AUTHORIZED PERIOD
  • The parking or storage of recreational vehicles is authorized:
    • From April 1 to November 15, in the front yard
    • At any time in the back or side yard
MAXIMUM NUMBER
  • Three recreational vehicles are permitted per property, of which one may be parked in the front yard.
  • The numbers of parking spaces used to park these vehicles in the front yard must not encroach on the number of parking spaces for automobiles; in other words, the parking spaces must not be used only for recreational vehicles.
LOCATION
  • The storage or parking of a recreational vehicle is authorized in the front, side and back yard.
  • In the front yard, the recreational vehicle must be parked in a paved space.
MINIMUM DISTANCE
  • With the exception of properties where the main building is located less than 6 m (19 ft. 6 in.) from the road right-of-way, in the front yard, the recreational vehicle, including the attachment device, must be at a minimum distance of:
    • 2.5 m (8 ft.) from the street paving if there is a sidewalk or a curb for vehicles or parts of vehicles up to 2 m (6 ft. 6 in.) tall and 3 m (9 ft. 10 in.) for vehicles or parts of vehicles over 2 m (6 ft. 6 in.) tall
    • 2 m (6 ft. 6 in.) from the street paving if there is neither a sidewalk nor a curb for vehicles or parts of vehicles up to 2 m (6 ft. 6 in.) tall and 3 m (9 ft. 10 in.) for vehicles or parts of vehicles over 2 m (6 ft. 6 in.) tall
    • 1 m (3 ft. 4 in.) from a bicycle path

 

MAXIMUM LENGTH OF RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
  • 8 m (22 ft.) for a vehicle parked in the front yard
  • 13 m (42 ft. 6 in.) for a vehicle parked in the back or side yard
OPAQUE SCREEN
  • An opaque screen comprised of a hedge or fence at least 1.8 m (6 ft.) high is mandatory along the property boundary line adjacent to the length of the recreational vehicle.
OWNERSHIP OF THE VEHICLE
  • The stored or parked recreational vehicle must belong to the owner of the building or the tenant of a dwelling unit located on the property.
USE OF THE VEHICLE AS A DWELLING PLACE
  • No inhabitable recreational vehicle stored or parked on the property can at any time be used as a dwelling place or a shelter for animals.
PROHIBITED VEHICLES

It is prohibited to store or park the following vehicles on a residential property:

  • Vehicles with more than six wheels and more than two axles
  • Vehicles or towing trailers 6.8 m (22 ft.) long or longer, with the exception of recreational vehicles and buses intended for school transit or adapted transit
  • Buses, with the exception of buses intended for school transit or adapted transit, which are authorized from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only
  • Tool vehicles
  • Tow trucks
  • Tractors, with the exception of mini-tractors for maintaining lawns
  • Heavy machinery, including backhoes

 

Do you need further details? Contact us!

  • By sending an email to :

    permis@ville.chateauguay.qc.ca

  • By calling :

    450 698-3000

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

  • You can come to the reception desk at City Hall located at 5 Boulevard D’Youville .

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

 


 


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