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RV Parking Changes

RV Parking Changes

Changes are being proposed to the City of Las Cruces ordinance (Ordinance 2566) that regulates the parking and occupancy of recreational vehicles in city residential areas.

The recommended changes were presented to the Las Cruces City Council at its September 11, 2017 work session, at City Hall. Depending on additional public comments, more changes could be proposed to City Council.

Ordinance 2566, “Parking restrictions for recreational vehicles,” was adopted March 1, 2010 by the Las Cruces City Council. The ordinance is included in Chapter 27, Traffic, of the Las Cruces Municipal Code.

The changes already discussed include:

  • Limiting street parking to a maximum of five consecutive days, not to exceed a combined 14 days in a 90-day period during a calendar year, and with at least one day between the maximum five day periods.
  • Limiting the time allowed to live in, or occupy, a recreational vehicle to a maximum of 14 days in a 90-day period if the RV is parked in the garage, the driveway, on the left or right side or back yard of a residence.

The new, proposed amendments to the ordinance can be viewed here.

A public input meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main Street, Conference Room 2007 B&C.

In addition, a public comment period will be conducted to allow city residents to provide their input on the proposed changes to the ordinance, which are anticipated to be presented December 4, 2017 to the Las Cruces City Council.

Comments about the proposed changes can be sent by email to: Steve Ramirez, Policy Analyst at the City of Las Cruces, at RVParking@las-cruces.org. Written comments can also be mailed to Steve Ramirez, Policy Analyst, City of Las Cruces, P.O. Box 20000, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Steve Ramirez can also be contacted at (575) 541-2181.

The deadline for comments is October 31.