RV and trailer parking in Strathcona County

As a recreation vehicle (RV) owner, it’s important to know the parking and storage rules in Strathcona County. 

 

Recreational vehicle attached to a truck parked on the street

 

A recreational vehicle (RV) is defined as a vehicle or trailer that is designed, constructed and equipped, either temporarily or permanently, as a temporary accommodation for travel, vacation, or recreational use and to be driven, towed or transported. 

RVs include:

  • duly licensed travel trailers
  • motorized homes
  • slide-in campers
  • chassis-mounted campers
  • boats
  • all terrain vehicles
  • snowmobiles
  • tent trailers

Park, pack and prepare your RV in 36 hours

RVs are permitted to park on the road in residential neighbourhoods for up to 36 hours (must be attached to a vehicle).

Why 36 hours?

  • Allows an RV owner sufficient time to load and unload their RV. 
  • Minimizes disruption to neighbours and other road users.
  • Avoids long duration stays over weekends and the potential for the RV to be used as a dwelling.
  • Discourages RV parking all week.

Park your RV safely

Recreational vehicle not attached to a vehicle parked on the street

It is your responsibility to park your recreation vehicle safely in residential neighbourhoods.

  • RVs must not block traffic or pedestrians. 
  • RVs must not overhang the sidewalk or road.
  • Unattached trailers are not permitted at any time on the road.

RV parking on your property

 

Recreational vehicle parked on the driveway but hanging over the sidewalk which is not allowed

Tips for parking RVs on your property

  • RVs can be parked on your approved parking space/hard surfaced driveway, as long as they do not overhang the sidewalk or road. Review the document below, Parking in urban residential areas to determine the approved parking space/hard surfaced driveway on your property or contact Planning and Development Services.

  • RVs cannot be parked on landscaped areas, including front and side yards, on your property.

  • RVs can be parked on your driveway year-round, as long as the RV is parked safely, and on an approved parking space/hard surfaced driveway.

    Parking in urban residential areas (637.1 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Can I park my RV on my driveway year-round?

    Yes. As long as the RV is parked safely, it is permitted on your driveway. 

  • 2. Can residents park unattached trailers on a road?

    No. Unattached trailers are not permitted at any time on the road.  The fine for an unattached trailer parked on the road is $150.

  • 3. Can I park in front of my neighbour’s property?

    Yes, your neighbour’s property does not include the road, sidewalk and curb. However, your RV should be parked safely and not block the passage of any vehicles or pedestrians.

  • 4. Where can I store my RV in the winter?

    Options for RV storage are available throughout Strathcona County and surrounding areas for a fee.  A list of these facilities is available by searching recreation vehicle storage.

  • 5. Are there any RV sani-dump locations in Strathcona County?

    A list of sani-dump locations in the area are available at www.sanidumps.com 

  • 6. Can an RV be used for sleeping?

    No. An RV parked on a private property or the public roadway cannot be occupied as a temporary dwelling.

This is a summary of the main points in the bylaw. This notice has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the bylaw. Strathcona County accepts no responsibility for persons relying solely on this information.

Further information:

Enforcement Services
Phone:780-449-0170
Fax: 780-449-1265
Location: 911 Bison Way Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 1S9

Last updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Page ID: 37531