Off-street parking in residential areas is permitted only on an improved surface. Blacktop or concrete is required in all MUSA areas. Currently licensed and operable motor vehicles, the primary purpose of which is for private transportation or recreational use, may be parked in the front yard if on a driveway or in the side or rear yard, provided they are parked on a residential parking surface that consists of either bituminous pavement or concrete in the MUSA area, or recycled concrete, bituminous, or prepared gravel outside of those boundaries.
Commercial use motor vehicles and equipment may be parked outside for short-term periods (8 hours or less) or for long terms under the following conditions:
- The vehicle(s) and/or equipment is screened to a degree of at least 75% at ground level view.
- The vehicle(s) and/or equipment shall be parked only on the side yard or rear yard of the subject property and said items shall be parked on a residential parking surface that consists of either bituminous pavement or concrete, or outside the boundaries of the MUSA on a minimum of con bit or prepared gravel with at least 2-inch base.
- An “Interim Use Permit” is required for all commercial use vehicles and equipment that cannot meet the criteria established above.
- Active agriculture vehicles and equipment necessary to sustain agricultural uses are allowed and not required to be parked on prepared surfaces or screened.
Private and / or commercial use type motor vehicles and equipment parked on properties must be owned by the person owning or leasing the parcel. Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles registration records will be used to determine the owner of registered vehicles and/or equipment and said owner’s address.