Commercial and Recreational Vehicle Parking

Permitted Parking Areas

Noncommercial vehicles may park on a residential street on a residential driveway in the front or side yards, if the driveway leads to a carport, garage or approved parking pad, or in the residential rear yard on a Village approved parking pad.

Commercial vehicles in residential areas must be parked in an enclosed garage.

Additional Reminder

Passenger vehicles used as commercial vehicles may not be parked in a residential area.

Parking Regulations for Pickup Trucks, SUVs, and Vans as Passenger Vehicles

The use of pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans as passenger vehicles has increased in popularity and the design of many of the newer models has incorporated elements that focus more on passenger use. These new elements include smaller overall size, longer cabs to accommodate more passengers and shorter beds.

In an effort to address the concerns of residents who utilize pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans as passenger vehicles, the Village Code was changed through Ordinance 04-35 to permit the parking of noncommercial vehicles on driveways and residential streets.


Guiding Regulations

The revised ordinance (Ordinance 04-35) permits the parking of noncommercial pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans outside of a garage on residential lots, and on residential streets as long as they comply with the following specific regulations:

A. No person shall park or occupy any commercial or recreational vehicle on any street or public way in any area of the Village zoned for residential purposes, or used for residential purposes pursuant to a special use ordinance, between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am the next day.

B. Between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm there will be no standing or parking of any commercial or recreational vehicle on any street or public way in any area of the Village zoned for residential purposes, or used for residential purposes pursuant to a special use ordinance for a time period exceeding one hour except for vehicles making deliveries, pick-ups, or providing a public service which shall not stand or park in said residential area for a period longer than necessary to allow for the expeditious loading or unloading of such vehicle or the completion of a public service operation.

C. Except as provided in paragraph D, the term commercial and recreational vehicle shall mean commercial vehicles of every kind including, but not limited to, buses, trucks, commercial and house trailers, taxicabs other than at a designated taxicab stand, limousines, vehicles which are designed or able to carry more than ten (10) persons, recreational trailers of every kind, campers, vehicles designed or used for living quarters, vehicles designed or used for pulling or carrying freight or cargo, passenger vehicles which have been remodeled for use or used as any of the foregoing, and any vehicle which has one or more of the following attributes:

1. Double or triple rear wheels.

2. Signs, advertisements or business identifications.

3. Attached auxiliary equipment including, but not limited to plows, equipment racks or storage boxes or lockers.

4. Debris, construction materials or equipment/tools, landscaping materials or equipment whether in the open or covered by removable material or fabric.

5. Any license plates other than “B” or passenger license plates.

D. Light trucks, vehicles that are designed by the manufacturer to combine the attributes of cars or light trucks that allows for transformation to accommodate multi-purpose use and cargo and panel vans which have side and rear windows and seating behind the driver’s seat shall not be considered commercial vehicles unless the vehicle contains any one or more of those attributes.

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