Frequently Asked Questions (for St. Peters Police)
Recreational Vehicle FAQs
How 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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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