RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-06-2019, 08:39 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
mythplaced's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1,344
Woman living in RV parked on Deerfield Beach, and it is legal

https://www.wpbf.com/article/woman-l...legal/30141559




https://kubrick.htvapps.com/htv-prod...g?resize=660:*
__________________

__________________
Michael (Home base Northern IL)
USED TO HAVE; Alpine 40MDTS Now Dynaquest 390XL
https://www.tripadvisor.com/MemberPr...AA11052EA9DBB0
mythplaced is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-06-2019, 08:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 747
She owns the property, and there is no zoning law prohibiting her from parking her RV on her property.
__________________

steve52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 09:23 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
momdoc's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Dominican Republic
Posts: 7,853
Sounds like she owns the property and there is nothing illegal about it. Hopefully the city will wake up and by the property or maybe a couple of the condo complexes can buy it.
__________________
momdoc
2018 Tiffin Allegro RED 37PA
2016 Veloster Toad
momdoc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 09:27 AM   #4
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP" & Lehigh Acres Fl
Posts: 20,660
Maybe no law now but you can bet there will be one coming in the future.
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L Workhorse W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD, 06 Lincoln Mark LT 4X4
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 09:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
winniman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Muskoka Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,709
7 grand a year taxes on a piece of vacant land. No wonder she wants to live on it. You cant build on it. If you cant even park your rv there, what good is it.
__________________
2000 coachmen santara 370 5.9 cummins isb
winniman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 10:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
gatorb8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Florida panhandle
Posts: 493
I love it! If someone wants to change it, buy it!
__________________
2018 Adventurer 19RD 19 11
Ford E350 V10 Cutaway Chassis Class C
gatorb8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 10:39 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 367
I wonder how she empties her holding tanks?
__________________
2008 Winnebago Aspect E450 26A. Oh, yeah, the wife and geriatric Beagle, Irwin, come along too.
OlYeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 12:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 10,336
Wonder if she been through the hurricanes or did she move in recently? The RV doesn't appear to be level... wouldn't work for me!
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 12:18 PM   #9
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 14,555
I understand the point she is trying to make and agree with her (at least from what the article provides). I would have parked something much more wretched on the beach.
__________________
Don & Mary
2019 Newmar Dutch Star 4018
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 12:23 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 21,577
If Deerfield doesn't have a zoning reg prohibiting that, it's probably an oversight that will get corrected soon. Most counties and municipalities only allow people to stay in an RV overnight if it is in a designated RV park. Even where I live far outside any city in north central Florida, I've been turned in twice for allowing people to sleep in my RV overnight. Always by some busybody, not a neighbor. The zoning guys even apologize, but they have no choice but to enforce the regs once there is a complaint.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 12:40 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
johnhicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wandering below the Gnat Line
Posts: 1,030
Deerfield Beach City ordinance:

It shall be unlawful for any owner of a recreational vehicle, bus, boat or trailer to park any recreational vehicle, boat, bus or trailer on residentially zoned property within the city except as provided for in sections 66-119—66-123 and except for such a vehicle or boat which is actually in transit and parked overnight in the parking area of a licensed hotel or motel and owned by a person who is a registered guest at such motel or hotel. The special magistrate shall have the jurisdiction and authority to hear and decide alleged violations of the provisions of this subsection (b). Alleged violations shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of article VI of chapter 2 of this Code.

It's probably also forbidden by Broward County Code but I didn't look it up.
__________________
-jbh-
johnhicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 12:56 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 174
Without the "except as provided for in sections 66-119—66-123" it sounds like you can't park the little trailer you use to transport your lawnmower in your own back yard. Could be but I have a doubt. I'd have to see the exception sections too to make any sort of call at all.
GypsyR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 01:17 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
hohenwald48's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Nashville, TN area
Posts: 3,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnhicks View Post
Deerfield Beach City ordinance:

It shall be unlawful for any owner of a recreational vehicle, bus, boat or trailer to park any recreational vehicle, boat, bus or trailer on residentially zoned property within the city except as provided for in sections 66-11966-123 and except for such a vehicle or boat which is actually in transit and parked overnight in the parking area of a licensed hotel or motel and owned by a person who is a registered guest at such motel or hotel. The special magistrate shall have the jurisdiction and authority to hear and decide alleged violations of the provisions of this subsection (b). Alleged violations shall be processed in accordance with the provisions of article VI of chapter 2 of this Code.

It's probably also forbidden by Broward County Code but I didn't look it up.
I gotta' believe that if the code section you quoted was all it took she would have been removed long ago. I suspect you haven't found all the applicable regulations but I bet the city lawyers and the woman's lawyer have a pretty good idea what all the applicable laws say and it's probably a lot more than your quoted section.

I've always thought a taxing entity should be required to purchase a piece of property for whatever appraisal value they use to tax the property if the owner chooses to sell at that price. That would stop most of the over inflated property tax appraisals that cities come up with to raise tax revenues.

If she is actually paying $7,000 in taxes I imagine the tax appraiser has the property appraised near $1,000,000. If it's really worth that you'd think the city would be glad to buy it from her for half that.

Actually, I did a little more research and found that the location of the motorhome is on a piece of privately owned property zoned as zoning classification "S". Defined as beach and recreational. Since it is not zoned as residential space then section 66 does not apply.
__________________
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
2019 Newmar Canyon Star 3627 on a 2018 F-53 26K chassis w/6 speed transmission
2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU with Ready Brute tow system
hohenwald48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2019, 01:46 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Ljwt330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Capistrano Beach, California
Posts: 1,430
I suspect that her lot, located between the water and some point inland, is not zoned residential and therefore not subject to the zoning restrictions quoted, above. What the zoning is on that parcel has not been made clear but it's certain that her attorney knows that she has no zoning violation.

In the background, you can see the condos and homes, but they clearly are not within the same area, close to the water, as the RV owner. Those lots are zoned residential and subject to enforcement. Hers appears to be otherwise. The article alludes to "public use" of her land and ones alongside, for "years," and refers to her desire to see the land used by the public as well.

The stumbling block appears to be the price. It is not over $1 million as suggested. The article states, according her attorney, the city is unwilling to "pay the $500,000 price tag." The city can certainly move to eminent domain procedures, but those require payment of a "fair price" for the property, and given the location, her asking price may not be out of line. I wouldn't be surprised if the city has already thought through the eminent domain tactic but opted against as they may find themselves with a court decided amount that exceeds her asking price.
__________________

__________________
Larry, Eileen, and Finley
2004 Alpine 36FDDS
Third motor home, first Alpine, no need for another.
Ljwt330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rv park



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Living Vehicle :: 2019 Living Vehicle T27 Live Series pgordon888 iRV2 Owners Registry 0 04-15-2019 10:41 AM
Man, Woman, Two Cats, and a Hedgehog Dest.RVer New Member Check-In 4 10-07-2018 03:56 PM
Living in parked RV for six months dmason Monaco Owner's Forum 7 06-25-2013 11:40 AM
Legal Papers/ Last will/Living will/etc. Indian Creek Full-Timers 6 10-05-2009 12:54 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×