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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:
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Yes. The Parking Enforcement Officer will make multiple trips through the district frequently.
Possibly. Vehicles cannot be parked in the regulated downtown area for more than two hours daily during the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday time period, even if moved to a different space. This is to ensure customer parking availability.
No vehicle, trailer, or other implement may be left on a city street or alley in excess of a continuous 24 hour period. Any vehicle, trailer or implement found to be in violation shall be towed away at the owners' expense. The owner may also be charged for towing, storage and any parking tickets that may have been issued.
The Spearfish Police Department handles all complaints of illegal parking on city streets. You may contact them by calling 605-642-1300.
There are several reasons for limiting the location or time period 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.
Yes. It must be operable and licensed.
If the vehicle is inoperable and/or unlicensed it must be screened from view.
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 screened from view.
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.
The parking and storage of recreational and semi-tractor truck vehicles shall be permitted within residential zoning districts according to the following table.
Type of Vehicle
Permitted Location for Parking and Storage Year Round
Maximum Distance Extended From the Front Building Line
Minimum Distance From Back of Sidewalk
Minimum Distance From Back of Curb
Fifth wheel camper
Side or rear yard
Pop-up camper when fully stowed
Side or rear yard or driveway
Enclosed cargo trailer
Side or Rear Yard
5 feet if parked with front bumper facing the street, OR 15 feet if parked with front bumper facing the interior of the property.
Boat on a trailer
On corner lots, distances apply to both street frontages