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Old 04-22-2015, 10:58 AM   #11
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Sometimes it is best to not originally ask for permission, but ask for forgiveness later...
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:39 PM   #12
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:39 PM   #13
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Sometimes it is best to not originally ask for permission, but ask for forgiveness later...
When dealing with any government body, this is always best.
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Jim, that advise definately depends upon which governmental body you are talking about.
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True, the tax folks are one for the most part.

I deal with the municipal government a lot, and in many cases we do the look for forgiveness thing, because asking for permission is often tied up too long with red tape. We don't do anything that is illegal at all though.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #16
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Our city's bylaw for this reads:
From April 1 through October 31 inclusive, on a residential site, large
recreational vehicles may be parked on a driveway, to within 1.0m of
the interior edge of the municipal sidewalk or within 1.0m of the curb if
there is no sidewalk provided they do not obstruct the visibility of
motorists in an adjacent private driveway, alley or intersection.


At other times of year one is allowed to have them "no longer than is reasonably
necessary to load or unload such vehicle and not exceeding 72 hours
".

Given that our winters are fairly long here, those seem to me to be fair bylaws. It does mean I have to find somewhere to store it in the off-season, but I wouldn't want it in my driveway then anyway.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:43 PM   #17
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That does seem fair, and is what we do. However, it is not allowed. Many years ago, I got a warning to move my tent trailer, which was not intrusive at all.

I do understand the bylaw to some degree. In some situations I sure would not be happy if someone had a big RV parked in their front drive next to my house, completely blocking my view down the street from the front yard.
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I do have to wonder if the new neighbour had building permits for the eight-month full reno he did.
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I do have to wonder if the new neighbour had building permits for the eight-month full reno he did.
That would be easy to find out, go down to the permit department. The permits would be a public record and should be available for inspection. Land records, marriages, divorces are all part of that vast bureaucratic record keeping that justifies it's existence.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:25 PM   #20
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I do have to wonder if the new neighbour had building permits for the eight-month full reno he did.
Well, if he ever comments on your trailer that'd be a great question to ask him

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