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Is it legal to park a camper on the street and run water and electricity to it for weeks at a time?

John Peaspanen

Q. Is it legal to park a non-motorized camper trailer on the street in New Hanover County and run water and electricity to the camper for weeks at a time?

 A. Such encampment is considered the vehicular equivalent of non-authorized construction and illegal.

Capt. Kenneth Sarvis of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Officer said, “The answer is no. County zoning only allows campers to operate in that manner in designated RV parks.”

Since it is stationary with utility hook-ups, the camper would be like a detached garage or out building placed in the street. It would be an unauthorized structure with no permits or permission by the authorities.


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