Can a mobile home be set up in outside of an existing trailer park?

Yes, but without a variance from the Zoning Board of Adjustment, a trailer or mobile home can exist outside of an established trailer park under these conditions:

“3-12-2 From the 1st day of July, 1996, a home defined in 3-12-1 shall not be located outside of a manufactured home park except upon the following conditions:

  • 1. The home shall be located in a R-1 or R-2 district of the City of Maquoketa.
  • 2. The home shall comply in all respects with the zoning regulations applicable to the R-1 zone.
  • 3. The home shall have a permanent foundation system, in all respects the same as the foundation required of a site-built home.
  • 4. The home shall meet minimum square footage requirement of a site built home which is nine hundred and sixty square feet. The home shall be assessed and taxed as a site-built dwelling on the lot.”