Q: Can I park an RV, boat, trailer, etc. outside on my property?
A: Each property owner may store one recreational vehicle (boat, camper, snowmobile, orÂ trailer) on your property at any time throughout the year. Such vehicles need to be located atÂ least 5â€™ from the side and rear property lines. Additional recreational vehicles need to be parkedÂ in a garage or stored off site. (Exception: boats, campers, trailers, and RVs may be parked onÂ driveways from May 1 to November 1. Snowmobiles may be parked on driveways from NovemberÂ 1 to April 30. Such vehicles need to be parked a minimum of 15â€™ behind the curb.)
(Sec. 25-161 a 5 d)
Q: Can trash containers be kept on the driveway during the week?
A: Except for your scheduled rubbish collection day, all containers must be stored in the garageÂ or in the side or rear yard area of the property. In unique circumstances, containers mayÂ be allowed to be stored in the front yard area if they are totally screened from view and theÂ screening has been approved by the building official.Â (Sec. 6-16 d)
Q: I would like to expand my driveway; are there any ordinances affecting this?
A: All driveways to be utilized for parking in front of the front setback must have a surface of bituminous, concrete,Â or brick. Additional off-street parking areas behind the front setback must be surfaced with bituminous,Â concrete, brick, Class V, or other material approved by the City. Driveway extensions must be 5â€™ from any sideÂ property line in a R-2 through R-5 district and 10â€™ from the side property line in a R-1 district. Permits are requiredÂ for driveway installations. Please call 651-739-5150 with additional driveway questions.Â (Sec. 25-161 11)
Q: Can commercial vehicles/equipment be parked in residential areas?
A: One commercial usage vehicle may be parked in a residential district per dwelling unit, providedÂ that it is parked in a garage or other lawfully constructed building.Â (Sec. 25-161 a 5Â b )
Q: What can be done about properties that have old tires, boxes, wood, furniture, and/or other miscellaneousÂ junk in their yard?
A: All garbage, refuse, and waste materials must be stored out of sight of neighbors and not visibleÂ from the street.Â (Sec. 6-15 a)
Q: Is it permissible to park vehicles on the lawn? What about junk vehicles?
A: Vehicles must be parked on the driveway or in the garage, not on the grass or landscape.
(Sec. 25-161 a 4 )Â You are allowed to park currently licensed and operable vehicles at your residence,Â provided they are parked on a driveway. Parking of unlicensed or inoperable vehiclesÂ outside is not permitted.Â (Sec. 25-161).
If you have any questions about property maintenance or to report a code violation in yourÂ neighborhood, please call the City of Oakdale's Code Enforcement Officer atÂ 651-501-5305.
Becky DurhamÂ are real estate agents
with Durham Executive Group in the RE/MAX Results office in Woodbury, MN. They
are licensed in MN and WI, and serve the entire Twin Cities Metro area and
John Durham: 651-231-2191 or John.Durham@results.net
Becky Durham: 651-231-2192 or Becky.Durham@results.net