RV Parking

RV use for self-isolation
The City is temporarily allowing recreational vehicles (RVs) to be parked on City streets or private property to help individuals self-isolate due to COVID-19. This temporary allowance is only applicable during the self-isolation time period. Please review and be aware of the rules when using your RV for this purpose.

In Spruce Grove, you are permitted to park your recreational vehicle (RV) on an authorized driveway in your front or side yard between May 1 and October 31. It must be safely parked and cannot project onto the sidewalk, street or alley. It also cannot create a negative impact on your neighbours' enjoyment of their property.

From November 1 to April 30, RVs cannot be stored in your front or side yard, or on your driveway. They may be parked on or within a back parking pad year-round.

Throughout the year, a trailer can be parked on the street for up to 72 hours, as long as it is attached to your vehicle and doesn't violate any other bylaws or the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.

Recreational vehicles are defined as “a wheeled or wheel-less structure designed to provide temporary living quarters or used as a form of recreation or transportation, which may or may not be a motor vehicle itself.  Typical examples are travel trailers, motor homes, boats, snowmobiles and all terrain-vehicles.”

The rules for RV parking can be found in the City of Spruce Grove Land Use Bylaw, the Nuisances, Unsightly and Untidy Property Bylaw, and the Spruce Grove Traffic Bylaw.

RV use for self-isolation

The City is temporarily allowing recreational vehicles (RVs) to be parked on City streets or private property to help individuals self-isolate due to COVID-19.

This temporary allowance is to help residents accommodate their personal/immediate family members and is only applicable during the self-isolation time period.

Residents are not required to register their RV with Enforcement Services.

Rules for RV use for self-isolation

  • The RV cannot block or obstruct the sidewalk or road; pedestrians, joggers, cyclists and other vehicles must be able to pass without issue. For example, an RV with pushouts must be positioned so that the pushout does not open onto City streets or the sidewalk, and does not create an obstruction for other users.
  • RVs parked on a driveway may not encroach onto the sidewalk or roadway.
  • Most RVs are only self-sufficient for three or four days until tanks fill up or batteries run down. RV owners should have a plan for emptying tanks that does not involve draining them in the public street, storm sewer or into a park or environmental reserve.
  • RV propane tanks and gasoline generators pose a potential fire hazard risk. As such, use of external propane tanks and gasoline generators will not be allowed. Electrical extension cords and hoses will be allowed for power, heat and water, however they must not stretch across the sidewalk or roadway.
  • RVs must be used for personal or immediate family only. They cannot be rented out for self-isolation purposes.
  • The City reserves the right to inspect any RV parked on a City street to check compliance with applicable legislation.