Campers as Dwellings
In Bow we allow people to use campers as short term dwellings, but essentially for visitors. If you review the second paragraph below, you can see how limited the use is. We knew that if people visited a house in Bow, they would probably park the RV in the driveway and sleep in it regardless of our rules. We put the rules in place for the situations where someone complained or abused the situation. We do allow temporary use (up to one year) of manufactured homes or trailers where a house is damaged from fire or other. They have to pull a building permit for the rehabilitation or replacement house before we let them move in.
7.17 Outdoor Storage of a Boat, Recreational Vehicle, Camping Trailer, or Motor Vehicles
In any District, a boat, recreational vehicle, or camping trailer shall not be stored in any required yard area.
No such equipment shall be used for living quarters, or housekeeping purposes in the Town of Bow. The Building Inspector may authorize by permit, the temporary occupancy of recreational vehicles and camping trailers, where adequate sanitary facilities are provided. Such temporary use shall not exceed 10 days within any 30 day period or 30 days within one calendar year.
On any parcel in any District, not more than one unregistered vehicle or trailer may be stored, except in a licensed junk yard as defined in RSA 236:112. All vehicles in excess of the one unregistered vehicle or trailer, must bear a valid inspection sticker.
The storage of antique, specialty, or collectible motor vehicles by legitimate hobbyists may be permitted by the Code Enforcement Officer.
Bill Klubben, Director
Planning & Economic Development
Town of Bow
10 Grandview Road
Bow NH 03304
603 225 3008
fax 225 2982