Commissioners OK changes in rules for RVs parked in unincorporated areas

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Parking changes would also give Jeffco Sheriff more authority to tow abandoned trailers

By Ramsey Scott

Changes in Jeffco’s parking regulations for streets in unincorporated areas have won initial approval from the county commissioners. 

The changes would reclassify a trailer as a motor vehicle, allowing the Sheriff’s Office to ticket and tow a trailer if it has not been moved for 14 days. The changes also remove the requirement that a right-of-way be posted on a street before an illegally parked vehicle can be towed.

The original proposal was modified after a county resident raised concerns with the commissioners about the ordinances applying to parked recreational vehicles. The resident asked that the county consider increasing how many days an RV can be parked on the street.

Current ordinances allow for an RV to be parked on a street for no more than 14 days in a year. The new proposal boosts that limit to 28.

The changes would also eliminate the need to move a vehicle for eight hours during a 14-day period, and expand the sheriff’s ability to enforce parking regulations in areas considered to be business districts. 

The next hearing for the changes will be at the Jan. 8 county commissioners meeting.

Contact Ramsey Scott at  ramsey@evergreenco.comor 303-933-2233, ext. 22.