Do you own a boat, recreational vehicle or trailer? If so, are you aware of the city’s outside storage regulations?
In summary, the regulations state that vehicles that are 26 feet or less can be stored anywhere on a lot; vehicles more than 26 feet but less than 40 feet must be stored on an interior side yard or rear yard; and vehicles that are 40 feet or more are not permitted.
Other requirements include: no more than two vehicles may be stored on a lot; all outside storage must occur on hard surfaces; stored vehicles must be operable and have proper licensing and registration; and stored vehicles may not extend into the public right of way or block sidewalks.
Residents who do not follow the guidelines will be sent a notice with a compliance deadline. The city will work with residents who are having trouble meeting the requirements. For those who can comply and choose not to, the city will proceed through a code enforcement action.
For more information, visit the city’s web site at www.oak-forest.org or contact Code Enforcement at 708-687-4050, ext. 1246.