Casper police post reminder of parking trailers on city streets

CASPER, Wyo. (WyomingNewsNow) - Casper police say they have been getting a lot of questions about whether or not it's legal to park a trailer on a city street. The department is replying with a post on it's Facebook page:

"We’ve been asked a lot lately, “Is it legal to park a trailer on a city street?” the answer is no.

Our Community Resource Officers are gearing up to enforce illegal trailer parking on city streets. Here’s what you need to know.

With winter weather already here, illegally parking trailers on the street creates major safety hazards and concerns for everyone. Due to a recent change of this ordinance, it now covers utility trailers as well as other trailer types.

Here’s the details: 10.36.202 – general parking prohibitions states: No person shall park any recreational vehicle, as defined in this chapter, on any street within the city for a period in excess of five consecutive days in any thirty-day period, unless the individual has complied with provisions outlined in the Parking Regulations Manual of the City of Casper, Wyoming, dated April 20, 2010, as may be amended from time to time by resolution of the city council. 10.36.030 – recreational vehicle defined states: For purposes of this chapter, "recreational vehicle (RV)" means any of the following:

1) A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, in accordance with ANSI Standards Bulletin No. 119-A;

2) A pickup camper, meaning a structure designed to be mounted on a truck chassis, for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation and vacation;

3) A motor home, meaning a portable, temporary dwelling, to be used for travel, recreation and vacation, constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle;

4) A camping trailer, meaning a structure mounted on wheels and designed for travel, recreation and vacation use; or

5) A boat or trailer of any type.