by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN/SUGAR GROVEâ€”The villages of Elburn and Sugar Grove allow residents to park their recreational vehicles and trailers on their private property, with some restrictions.
In Elburn, trailers, motor homes, boats and other RVs may only be parked on residential driveways with hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt or pavers, or on longstanding gravel driveways in older neighborhoods, said Jim Stran of the village’s building department. The village occasionally has granted variances to allow some homeowners to park RVs in their side yards on extended driveways.
According to Sugar Grove’s municipal code, RVs may be parked in the front driveway of a Sugar Grove residence only if the vehicle is used daily as the resident’s principal means of transportation, if the vehicle is no longer than 25 feet, and if the owner obtains a special parking permit from the village, according to the village code.
The village of Sugar Grove also allows residential property owners to park RVs in their side or rear yards, on an improved surface of concrete, blacktop or pavers. Parking of those vehicles is allowed in the rear or side yard on gravel surfaces that were installed before 1999.
Both the Elburn and Sugar Grove village codes prohibit extended parking of RVs on the street or parkway.