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No. Covering of an illegal vehicle does not change the fact that the vehicle is in violation. Only storing the vehicle in an enclosed garage is acceptable.
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There are several reasons for limiting the location or period of time for parking a trailer or vehicle. Allowing them to remain on the street inhibits such things as street maintenance, cleaning, and snow removal. They can also create additional danger to pets and children that may suddenly appear on the street.
Trailers which are parked in front of the residence for extended periods of time become nuisances and sight obstructions for your neighbors.
City ordinance requires that all vehicles be parked on a hard surface of asphalt or concrete. A compacted gravel base surface is also acceptable. Vehicles may not be parked on a lawn or grass.
There is no limit to the number of cars someone can own.
However, all vehicles that are parked in a driveway must be drivable and have current license plates. Vehicles parked on the street are subject to the 24-hour rule.
Unlicensed or inoperable/non-driven vehicles must be stored either inside an enclosed garage or on an appropriate surface completely enclosed by an opaque fence.
No vehicle or trailer may be parked on a city street for more than 24 hours.
Parking regulations apply to all trailers, regardless of the type or purpose of the trailer. Trailers may be parked on a city street for no more than 24 hours. Trailers may not be on any lot in any residential district for more than 48 hours unless it is located behind the front yard building line.
City ordinance permits someone to stay in a legally parked camper for up to 10 consecutive days. State law only allows one camper per lot. Two or more campers meet the definition of a campground; multiple other regulations are then applicable.
Except for residential areas, temporary parking and occupancy of a camping trailer is only permitted in a commercial campground. In residential neighborhoods, the following restrictions apply:
The Spearfish Police Department handles all complaints of illegal parking on city streets. You may contact them by calling 605-642-1300.