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A. Parking or storage of recreational vehicles, watercraft (whether mounted on trailers or unmounted), or utility trailers, except for loading and unloading activities completed within a three-day period within any given two-week period, is not permitted within a Residential Land Use District (R-1 – R-30), unless there is compliance with the following:

1. The recreational vehicle, watercraft (except for kayaks and canoes which need not be sight-screened), or utility trailer is housed within a vented garage or within a carport which is sight-screened from abutting properties by solid board fencing or sight-obscuring landscaping at least six feet in height.

2. The recreational vehicle, watercraft (except for kayaks and canoes which need not be sight-screened), or utility trailer may be located within a side or rear yard if in compliance with setback requirements applicable to accessory structures and sight-screened from abutting properties by solid board fencing or sight-obscuring landscaping at least six feet in height.

3. If there is no reasonable access to a rear or side yard, either one recreational vehicle, watercraft or utility trailer not exceeding 28 feet in length may be located in the front yard as follows:

a. In the driveway perpendicular to the right-of-way, provided setback requirements applicable to the primary structure are met and the vehicle or watercraft is sight-screened from the closest abutting property by solid board fencing or sight-obscuring landscaping at least six feet in height; or

b. Within the required front setback area, provided the vehicle or watercraft is completely sight-screened from the right-of-way and from the closest abutting property. The sight screening must consist of plant material; however, a gate is permissible if necessary to maneuver the vehicle or watercraft;

c. A vehicle or watercraft stored under this subsection A.3 must be licensed and operable.

4. For purposes of this section, all sides of a property which abut a right-of-way constitute a front yard.

B. One recreational vehicle may be used as a temporary dwelling on a lot already containing another dwelling unit for up to five days without a permit and for an extended period not to exceed 30 days upon issuance of a Temporary Use Permit by the City.

1. The permit issued must be affixed to the recreational vehicle in such a manner that it is prominently displayed and visible, to the extent possible, from a public right-of-way.

2. Recreational vehicles meeting the requirements of this subsection may be parked within a front yard, need not be sight-screened and need not comply with accessory structure setback requirements for the effective period of the permit.

3. No more than one Temporary Use Permit may be granted within any three-month period.

C. Parking or storage of recreational vehicles, watercraft or utility trailers for compensation is not permitted within a Residential Land Use District (R-1 – R-30). This subsection does not apply to storage facilities provided exclusively for tenants of multifamily dwelling complexes.

D. This section does not apply to vehicles with camper shells or to watercraft moored over water.

E. Recreational vehicles, watercraft and utility trailers which exceed 40 feet in length are not permitted in any Residential Land Use Districts (R-1 – R-30).

F. As to recreational vehicles only, the requirements of subsection A of this section shall not apply to a residence if one or more occupants thereof has a current windshield placard or special license plate issued to them by the State of Washington as a qualified disabled person in accordance with RCW 46.19.010. Persons claiming this exemption shall apply to the Director for approval thereof. The Director shall establish procedures and standards for acting on exemption requests hereunder. Only one recreational vehicle per residence may be exempted under this provision. (Ord. 6197, 11-17-14, § 13; Ord. 5475, 10-20-03, § 8; Ord. 5090, 8-3-98, § 1; Ord. 4552, 7-26-93, § 1; Ord. 3985, 2-21-89, § 3)

*Not effective within the jurisdiction of the East Bellevue Community Council.