Expedited Bill No.            46-10            

Concerning: Motor Vehicles and Traffic – Parking Regulations – Utility Trailers            

Revised:    July 20, 2010   Draft No. 2  

Introduced:      July 27, 2010                 

Enacted:         October 26, 2010           

Executive:       November 4, 2010          

Effective:        November 4, 2010          

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   47    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2010    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Councilmember Knapp



(1)        prohibit the parking of certain utility trailers in certain areas; and

(2)        generally amend the law regarding vehicle parking.



By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 31, Motor Vehicles and Traffic

            Sections 31-1 and 31-14



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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:

          Sec. 1.         Sections 31-1 and 31-14 are amended as follows:

33-1. Definitions. 

          For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this article:

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Utility trailer:  A general use vehicle designed to be towed by a motor vehicle.  A utility trailer includes a:

(a)     homemade trailer;

(b)     small box trailer;

(c)      freight trailer;

(d)     semi-freight trailer;

(e)      boat trailer;

(f)      camping trailer;

(g)     tent trailer;

(h)     travel trailer;

(i)      flatbed trailer; and

(j)      horse trailer.

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33-14.                   Parking of heavy commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, utility trailers, or buses.

(a)     A person must not park any recreational vehicle or utility trailer on any public roadway except:

(1)     for up to 18 hours while actively engaged in loading or unloading passengers, merchandise or materials, or

(2)     for up to 48 hours if the vehicle is involuntarily parked because of mechanical failure or other emergency.

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          Sec. 2.         Expedited Effective Date.

          The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest.  This Act takes effect on the date on which it becomes law.