Ordinance #30: Trailer Coach Parks


An ordinance providing for trailer coach parks, the license, application for license, and license fee therefore; specifying trailer coach park plan together with water supply, sanitation facilities, laundry, garbage and fire protection requirement; and providing for register of occupants, revocation of license, posting of license, separability of provision, and penalty for violation hereof.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Chairman and Board of Trustees of the Village of Georgetown, Idaho:


As used in this ordinance:

a. “Multiple Dwellings” means any structure designed and intended to accommodate more than one family and shall include but is not limited to duplex buildings, group houses and apartment buildings.

b. “Natural or artificial barrier” mean any river, pond, canal, railroad, levee, embankment, fence of hedge.

c. “Park” means trailer coach park.

d. “Person” means any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation.

e. “Trailer Coach” means any portable structure or vehicle so constructed and designed as to permit occupancy thereof for dwelling or sleeping purposes.

f. “Trailer Coach Park” means any plot of ground upon which two or more trailer coaches, occupied for dwellings or sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.

g. “Trailer Coach Space” means a plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one trailer coach.


It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate within the limits of the Village, any trailer coach park unless such person shall first obtain a license therefore. Further it shall be unlawful for any person to park, or permit to be parked, any trailer coach upon any premises not duly approved and licensed as a trailer coach park, or to inhabit said trailer coach for dwelling purposes unless placed upon permanent foundation on property owned by said party, or occupant of said trailer. Furthermore, all single trailer coaches shall comply with all existing city sanitation and building codes. All trailer coach parks in existence upon the effective date of this Ordinance shall within 30 days thereafter obtain such license, and in all other respects comply fully with the requirements of this ordinance.


The annual license fee for each trailer coach park shall be twelve ($12.00) dollars.


Applications for trailer coach park license shall be filed with and issued by the Village Board. Applications shall be in writing signed by the applicant and shall contain the followings:

a. The name and address of the applicant.

b. The location and description of the trailer coach park.

c. A complete plan of the park showing compliance with Section V of this ordinance.

d. Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.

e. Such further information maybe requested by the Village Board to enable it to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.

The application and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in duplicate. The Village Board and Chief of Police shall investigate the applicant and inspect the proposed plans and specification. If the applicant is found to be of good moral character, and the proposed trailer coach park will be in compliance with all provisions of this Ordinance and all other applicable ordinances or statues, the Village Board shall approve the application and upon completion of the park according to the plans shall issue the license.


The trailer coach park shall conform to the following requirements:

a. The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to insure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.

b. Trailer coach spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of 1,000 square feet for each space which shall be at least 20 feet wide and clearly defined. Trailer coaches shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a 15 foot clearance between trailer coaches. No trailer coach shall be located closer than five (5) feet from any property line bounding the park.

c. All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 20 feet in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway. All driveways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and properly lighted at night.

d. Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the trailer coach spaces to the service buildings. The walkways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and properly lighted at night.

e. Each park shall provide service buildings to house toilet facilities, bathing facilities, laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities as hereinafter more particularly prescribed.

f. An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts, sewerage hookup and water hookup shall be provided for each trailer coach space.


An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements of the park. The water supply shall be obtained from faucets only. No common drinking cups shall be permitted. Cold water supply faucets shall be located on each trailer coach space. An adequate supply of hot water shall be provided at all times in the service building for bathing, washing and laundry facilities.


Each park shall be provided with toilets, baths or showers, and other sanitation facilities which shall conform to the following requirements:

a. Toilet facilities for men and women shall be either in separate buildings at least 20 feet apart or shall be separated, if in the same bui8lding, by a sound proof wall.

b. Toilet facilities for women shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 20 trailer coach spaces, one shower or bath tub for every 20 trailer coach spaces, one lavatory for every 20 trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bath tub shall be in a private compartment.

c. Toilet facilities for men shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 25 trailer coach spaces, one shower or bath tub for every 20 trailer coach spaces, one lavatory for every 20 trailer coach spaces and one urinal for every 25 trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bath tub shall be in a private compartment.

d. Service buildings housing the toilet facilities shall be permanent structures complying with all applicable ordinances and statues regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems, and shall be located not closer than 10 feet or further than 200 feet from any trailer coach space.

e. All service buildings and the grounds of the park shall be maintained in a clean, sightly condition and kept free of any condition that will menace the health of any occupant of the public or constitute a nuisance.


The laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double laundry tub and ironing board for every 25 trailer coach spaces. An electrical outlet supplying current sufficient to operate an iron shall be located conveniently near the ironing board. Drying spaces shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the trailer coach occupants. The services building housing the laundry facilities shall be a permanent structure complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.


Waste from showers, bath tubs, toilets, and laundries shall be discharged into a public sewer system in compliance with applicable ordinances or, where, a hookup connection to a public sewer is in nowise available, then into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as to conform to the statues of the Idaho Department of Public Health.


Tightly covered metal garbage cans shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than 200 feet from any trailer coach space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to insure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.


Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every 20 trailer coach spaces located not further than 200 feet from every trailer coach space. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.


It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register containing a record of all trailer coach owners and occupants located within the park. The register shall contain the following information:

a. Name and address of each occupant.

b. The make, model and year of all automobiles and trailer coaches.

c. The license number and owner of each trailer coach and automobile by which it is towed.

d. The state issuing such licenses.

e. The dates of arrival and departure of each trailer coach.

The park shall keep the register available for inspection at all times, by law enforcement officers, public health officials and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following the date of registration.


The Village Board may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty of violating any provisions of this Ordinance. After such finding, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with law.


The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park at all times.


Should any section of provision of this Ordinance be declared invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.


Any person violating this Ordinance shall be fined not less than $5.00 or more than $100.00 for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Passed and approved this 20 day of February 1958.
W. W. Hayes, Chairman

M. Floyd Clark, Clerk