Can I park my RV on a piece of vacant land that I own?
The answer depends upon the county the land is located in and the zoning restrictions that the county has put into place.
Many land investors are under the misconception that once they become a landowner, they are able to do anything they please with their property. This is only partially true. You can do what you want with your land, but you still have to comply with the county’s zoning and permitting regulations. Even if the county allows for an RV on the property, there are steps that must be taken to comply with county rules and regulations.
The good news is that LandCentral.com sells land in several states with counties that do allow RV’s on vacant land. For example:
Elko County, Nevada: Any property that is one acre or more in size, and is zoned R-1 or A/R, can have an RV placed on it. If the property is less than an acre, it still may be permissible to put an RV on it, but the approval is given by the county on a case-by-case basis with the county. In addition, the county requires a septic system to be installed within 28 days of residency on the property. No composting toilets or portable toilets are allowed.
Mohave County, Arizona: Any property zoned A-R, R-E or A can have an RV placed on it. Mohave County requires a septic system to be installed within 28 days of residency on the property. No composting toilets or portable toilets are allowed. The county does not allow more than one RV to be on the property.
Coconino County, Arizona: RVs are allowed with restrictions. A property zoned AR can have self- contained RV residences on them for only 100 days per year. You Owners must get proper temporary use permits from the county.
Remember, once you find the land you want and are ready to park your RV, contact the county to make sure that you obtain all of the proper permits necessary to live your RV lifestyle.
Even if you are unable to find desirable land that allows for RV use, don’t give up. Take a look at some other alternative and affordable home options that may be permissible with the county in question. We have several great articles about alternative homes on our LandCentral’s blog at Land University blog.