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Recreational Vehicle FAQs

RV Police DispatchHow many pieces of recreational equipment can I park on my residential lot?

Not more than one piece of recreational equipment, such as a recreational vehicle, camper, boat or trailer shall be allowed on any residential lot.


Does my piece of recreational equipment have to be under a certain length and width for parking?

Yes. Such recreational vehicle, equipment or trailer shall not exceed 22 feet in length or 8 feet in width.


Can I permanently park my recreational vehicle, equipment or trailer on my residential lot?

Yes, but under certain conditions. All recreational vehicles, equipment or trailers shall be parked behind all front building line(s) including front yard areas behind the front building line, shall not extend past the front of any house into any front yard area, and shall be on a non-dust producing material such as concrete, asphalt, or interlocking blocks. The area must be the length and width of the recreation vehicle, equipment or trailer.


Can I park my recreational vehicle, equipment or trailer on the street or driveway for a short period of time?

Yes, under certain conditions. The unit MUST be parked on the driveway while actively loading or unloading. This cannot exceed two hours in a 24-hour period. You may also park a recreational vehicle, equipment, or trailer on a residential lot for a period not to exceed a total of 10 days per calendar year for purposes of seasonal preparation. Utility connections related to vehicle preparation shall not exceed two days.


What is considered a "Recreational Vehicle"?

A vehicle, whether self-propelled or a trailer, which is constructed with sufficient equipment to render it suitable for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation and vacation uses. This includes boats, jet skis, watercraft and popup campers.


If you have any questions or concerns related to the parking of recreational vehicles, please contact us at 636-278-2244, ext. 3547.




What is the law concerning a "Commercial Vehicle?"


A commercial vehicle is any motor vehicle, truck or bus designed to carry passengers, freight or merchandise, over 12,000 lbs., longer than 24 feet in length, or seven and one-half (7½) feet in height, or seven and one-half (7½) feet in width. This includes panel trucks, cube trucks, dump trucks, street cleaners, flat bed trucks, flat bed trailers, buses or other vehicle/equipment typically designed for delivery, hauling or construction purposes.These vehicles are not allowed in residential zoned areas except for loading and unloading and cannot exceed two hours in a 24-hour period.




What is the law concerning a "Business Vehicle?"


Any vehicle which displays the name, emblem, or symbol of any business enterprise, or which openly stores or carries equipment or supplies designed and used for any business enterprise, must be parked/stored on the driveway; no street parking is allowed. This pertains to motor vehicles only; it does not include trailers. Only one business vehicle is permitted per residence.



What is St. Peters' municipal fireworks law?


Other than professionally operated fireworks displays approved through the proper city permit, fireworks are illegal to shoot off in St. Peters. St. Peters’ fireworks law also prohibits the sale of fireworks within city limits. READ A COPY OF THE FIREWORKS LAW.