Recreational Vehicle Parking
The Town of Diamond Valley is in the process of enhancing and consolidating our community's regulations pertaining to the parking of recreational units.
The Diamond Valley Council has directed our administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the existing municipal bylaws from the Town of Turner Valley and Town of Black Diamond regarding the parking of recreational vehicles and units such as boats and trailers. The aim is to identify the best practices for parking and using recreational units on private property and public roadways within our town. As part of this process, Council has instructed administration to engage Diamond Valley residents through a survey and provide a report based on our findings.
We value your input and invite you to participate in the survey below! Your responses will help us make informed decisions regarding the future regulations on recreational unit parking in our community.
The survey will remain open from July 19 - August 4, 2023.
Thank you for your participation in shaping the future of recreational unit parking in the Town of Diamond Valley!
- How is RV defined?
Under the proposed definition, a Recreational Vehicle (RV) is defined as:
“Any vehicle, conveyance, or other type of unit or trailer, whether motorized, towed, self-propelled, or otherwise transportable and used for recreational, utility, or similar purposes, and includes, but is not limited to, motor homes (Class A, B, or C), travel trailers, truck campers, off-highway vehicles, boats and other watercraft, and all trailers used to carry or transport any such item.”
- Where can I find references to RV parking in current TTV and TBD Bylaws?
- What are the current rules for RV parking?
In the (former) Town of Turner Valley:
- Recreational Vehicles are permitted to be parked on private property on a driveway constructed of either crushed gravel, cement, concrete, pavement, aggregate, on any other materials unless otherwise approved by the CAO or pursuant to a valid permit issued by the Town. Bylaw 20-1107 Section 3.2
- Recreational Vehicles are permitted to be parked on the street immediately adjacent to their own place of residence for up to 48 hours. Bylaw 20-1106 Section 17.1, 17.2
- Recreational vehicles may not be pared on the street in Town between November 1 and May 1 each year unless they are in the immediate process of loading or unloading. Bylaw 20-1106 Section 17.3
In the (former) Town of Black Diamond
- Recreational Vehicles may be parked in the front yard from April 1 to Oct 31 on a private front driveway, a maximum of two units allowed, all portions of unit are set back a minimum of 1m from sidewalk, or 1.5m from curb if there is no sidewalk. Bylaw 21-10 Section 5.0 (Amending Bylaw 21-06 Section 8.10.1(e)(i)(a,b,c))
- Recreational Vehicles shall not be occupied for more than 15 days in a year for more than 3 consecutive days at a time. Bylaw 21-10 Section 5.0 (Amending Bylaw 21-06 Section 8.10.1(e)(i)(d))
- Up to two Recreational Vehicles may be parked in the rear or side-lot year round. Bylaw 21-10 Section 6.0 (Amending Bylaw 21-06 Section 8.10.1(e))
- In R-1, R-1A, R-1C and R-2 Districts, one off-street parking pad may be permitted per parcel in the front setback to a maximum width of 9.15m (30ft) and the pad shall be constructed of materials suitable to support vehicle traffic such as gravel, concrete or asphalt. Bylaw 21-10 Section 7.0 (Amending Bylaw 21-06 Section 8.14.5(f))
- Parking of Recreational Vehicles will be prohibited in front yards and on the streets, except for a 24-hour period for trip or RV storage preparation. Bylaw 21-10 Section 8.0 (Amending Bylaw 21-06 Section 10.5.5)
- Recreational Vehicles must not be parked on Town streets between November 1 - April 1 unless they are in the immediate process of loading or unloading. Bylaw 2021-09 Section 5.17
- No Recreational Vehicle may be detached from the vehicle by which it may be propelled or drawn while parked upon a street in town. Bylaw 2021-09 Section 5.18
- Recreational Vehicles shall not be parked on a roadway for more than 48 consecutive hours. Bylaw 2021-09 Section 5.19
- Recreational Vehicles shall not be used as a residence or temporary residence while parked on a street within Town. Bylaw 2021-09 Section 5.20
- Vehicles may not be parked in alleyways except while actively loading or unloading goods or passengers from the vehicle. Bylaw 2021-09 Section 5.21
- Why are there restrictions on RV parking?
- What are known impacts and benefits of RV parking?