Public Hearing September 23 - RV Parking Bylaw

A public hearing will be held on Monday, September 23 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers to consider proposed changes to the Kitimat Municipal Code regarding the parking of recreational vehicles (RVs), boats, and trailers on residential lots from November 1 to March 31 of the following year.

What changes?

Currently owners of recreational vehicles over 3700 kg may apply to Council for approval to park or store an RV in the rear yard of their property over the winter.

Changes are being considered that would allow owners to park or store their RV, boat, or trailer in a rear or side yard, on the legal driveway, or within the buildable area of a lot, without applying for Council approval. District boulevard must remain open. These changes would apply to all residential zones. Homes in greenbelt zones, such as Cablecar and Strawberry Meadows, would be unaffected.

The Advisory Planning Commission (APC) has reviewed proposed changes, and made initial recommendations.

A diagram of current and proposed regulations is below:

Proposed Regulations

Current Regulations


Need more information?

The bylaw, Council resolution, staff report, and other background material are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. For convenience, the Council Report dated June 13, 2013, the Council Report dated August 1, 2013, the Council Report dated August 30, 2013, and a larger version of the proposed regulations are available for download. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email to before 8:30 am on September 19, 2013 to be included in the report to Mayor and Council. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Public Hearing held Monday, September 23 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers.