Village of Northport, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport 6-6-1972 by L.L. No. 5-1972 (Ch. 77 of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 9.
Zoning — See Ch. 306.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport finds that the improper use of trailers and campers for living purposes in the Village of Northport is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of its residents, causes unsanitary conditions and creates a nuisance.
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
CAMPER
Not only a self-contained and self-propelled vehicle used or intended to be used as a conveyance upon the public streets and designed in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof by one or more persons as a place for sleeping, eating and general living, irrespective of whether or not the said vehicle is used actually for said purposes, but also any structural body not having wheels but which may be slid onto the body of a truck, attached thereto and transported as an integral part of said truck and designed in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof by one or more persons as a place for sleeping, eating and general living, irrespective of whether or not the said vehicle is used actually for said purposes. In addition, a camper is also intended to include a vehicle as heretofore described or a structural body as heretofore described and also used or intended to be used for the transportation or storage of goods, materials and other tangible personal property only and not designed for sleeping, eating and general living.
PERSON
An individual, a partnership, an association or a corporation.
TRAILER
Any vehicle used or intended to be used as a conveyance upon the public streets and designed in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof by one or more persons as a place for sleeping, eating and general living irrespective of whether or not the said vehicle is used actually for said purposes. This definition is intended to include not only those vehicles having two or more wheels and hitched, hooked or attached in some other manner to a self-propelled vehicle such as an automobile or truck, but also those vehicles from which the wheels have been removed and which are either permanently or semipermanently attached to the ground and hooked into one or more public utilities such as gas, electricity, water and sewer. In addition, a trailer is also intended to include a vehicle designed in such a manner as to be hooked, hitched or attached in some other manner to a self-propelled vehicle such as an automobile or truck and used or intended to be used for the transportation or storage of goods, materials and other tangible personal property only and not designed for sleeping, eating and general living.
A. 
Trailers used or intended to be used in business and commerce for the transportation or storage of goods, materials and other tangible personal property and trailers used or intended to be used as a temporary office during the period of construction are not included in the above definition of "trailer."
B. 
Further, trailers used or intended to be used temporarily for educational or convention use also are not included in the above definition of "trailer."
C. 
The definition of "camper" is not intended to include a commercial truck, panel truck or other such vehicle.
The use of a trailer or camper for living purposes as heretofore stated is prohibited within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of Northport.
The parking of a trailer or camper overnight upon any street within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of Northport is prohibited, except by permit which shall be issued by the Chief of Police of the Village of Northport, at his discretion. The aforesaid permit may be issued to those property owners or their agents whose property abuts on that portion of the street upon which overnight parking of a trailer or camper is sought to be permitted. The Chief of Police of the Village of Northport shall consider the size of the trailer or camper and the trafficability of the street upon which a permit for overnight parking is sought, along with the proposed duration of the requested permit for overnight parking.
An unoccupied trailer or camper may be parked or stored upon any private property within the jurisdictional limits of the Village of Northport; however, in no case shall the trailer or camper be made immobile by the removal of wheels, nor shall the trailer or camper be permanently affixed to the private property.
The Board of Trustees is authorized to approve the temporary parking of trailers and campers for the purpose of emergency repairs to the same.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine in an amount not exceeding the sum of $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both. Further, each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall be considered a separate offense.