Camping trailers in the city limits!!!!

Camping trailers in the city limits!!!!

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What is the law

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Oct 23, 2011
I realize the economy is terrible, and some people are not able to afford the rent on houses or apartments right now, but is it legal for your neighbor inside the city limits to allow their relatives to temporarily, or not so temporarily live in campers parked in their driveway and behind their house? I asked this lady if she had someone living in these and she said her brother had it for sale. There is one very small for sale sign on the trailer in her back yard and another camper is fully set up in her driveway with a number of cars parked in her drive and on the lawn!!! This is on Phildelphia Road and is in the city limits, she has a weird son inlaw who is staying in the one in the driveway I think. Can they do this? Just wondering, I would have thought there would be some ordinance on this. Also, how many people can live in one house? This same lady has had several people living with her for a long time now. I like her but some of the relatives she has living there are pretty dicey and it makes me think one day I will come home and my house might be emptied.
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United States

#2 Oct 23, 2011
What is the law wrote:
I realize the economy is terrible, and some people are not able to afford the rent on houses or apartments right now, but is it legal for your neighbor inside the city limits to allow their relatives to temporarily, or not so temporarily live in campers parked in their driveway and behind their house? I asked this lady if she had someone living in these and she said her brother had it for sale. There is one very small for sale sign on the trailer in her back yard and another camper is fully set up in her driveway with a number of cars parked in her drive and on the lawn!!! This is on Phildelphia Road and is in the city limits, she has a weird son inlaw who is staying in the one in the driveway I think. Can they do this? Just wondering, I would have thought there would be some ordinance on this. Also, how many people can live in one house? This same lady has had several people living with her for a long time now. I like her but some of the relatives she has living there are pretty dicey and it makes me think one day I will come home and my house might be emptied.
Anyone seen National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"?!! Might be Eddie.
well

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Oct 23, 2011
I would think there should be an ordinance about nosy neighbor's. I guess your life is so perfect you fell the need to bash this neighbor that you say "you like". I bet she wishes you would not like her so much and go mind you own business..lol
What is the law wrote:
I realize the economy is terrible, and some people are not able to afford the rent on houses or apartments right now, but is it legal for your neighbor inside the city limits to allow their relatives to temporarily, or not so temporarily live in campers parked in their driveway and behind their house? I asked this lady if she had someone living in these and she said her brother had it for sale. There is one very small for sale sign on the trailer in her back yard and another camper is fully set up in her driveway with a number of cars parked in her drive and on the lawn!!! This is on Phildelphia Road and is in the city limits, she has a weird son inlaw who is staying in the one in the driveway I think. Can they do this? Just wondering, I would have thought there would be some ordinance on this. Also, how many people can live in one house? This same lady has had several people living with her for a long time now. I like her but some of the relatives she has living there are pretty dicey and it makes me think one day I will come home and my house might be emptied.

“truth is a three edged sword”

Since: Jan 11

Babylon 5, Epsilon Eridani

#4 Oct 23, 2011
What is the law wrote:
I realize the economy is terrible, and some people are not able to afford the rent on houses or apartments right now, but is it legal for your neighbor inside the city limits to allow their relatives to temporarily, or not so temporarily live in campers parked in their driveway and behind their house? I asked this lady if she had someone living in these and she said her brother had it for sale. There is one very small for sale sign on the trailer in her back yard and another camper is fully set up in her driveway with a number of cars parked in her drive and on the lawn!!! This is on Phildelphia Road and is in the city limits, she has a weird son inlaw who is staying in the one in the driveway I think. Can they do this? Just wondering, I would have thought there would be some ordinance on this. Also, how many people can live in one house? This same lady has had several people living with her for a long time now. I like her but some of the relatives she has living there are pretty dicey and it makes me think one day I will come home and my house might be emptied.
whats the matter, your drug dealing friends afraid to stop by because there might be a cop in one of those trailers??? or are you afraid they might smell your meth lab?

Since: Oct 11

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#5 Oct 23, 2011
I was wondering why you took 15 minutes to type & post your comment instead of Googling your questions. Calling the police, courthouse or mayors office would've been quicker. publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Arkansas-Law... you'll find city ordinances & your answer, along with any searches you want to conduct on everyone else in the neighborhood. You manged to get here, so maneuverig that site shouldn't be a problem. After your post, I'd really be concerned about those "dicey" people now:)
good luck to you

United States

#6 Oct 23, 2011
What is the law wrote:
I realize the economy is terrible, and some people are not able to afford the rent on houses or apartments right now, but is it legal for your neighbor inside the city limits to allow their relatives to temporarily, or not so temporarily live in campers parked in their driveway and behind their house? I asked this lady if she had someone living in these and she said her brother had it for sale. There is one very small for sale sign on the trailer in her back yard and another camper is fully set up in her driveway with a number of cars parked in her drive and on the lawn!!! This is on Phildelphia Road and is in the city limits, she has a weird son inlaw who is staying in the one in the driveway I think. Can they do this? Just wondering, I would have thought there would be some ordinance on this. Also, how many people can live in one house? This same lady has had several people living with her for a long time now. I like her but some of the relatives she has living there are pretty dicey and it makes me think one day I will come home and my house might be emptied.
We're seeing this more and more all over Jonesboro, but, yes, there are ordinances and laws about these things. There's a rent house down from us that is filled with losers all the time, none of which stay long but all of which are awful. The current batch are noisy drunks who apparently deal dope out of their house and there are always a bunch of aggressive drunks and juvenile delinquents there. The law's been there (?) times and the female drunk has even called them on her live-in male drunks, but it looks like JPD is going to wait until they kill each other or someone else before they mop up that mess. The people before them had about five families living in the house at one time before they moved. The losers before that were mixed racers whose boys were always beating up on the other kids and threatening adults with rocks, etc. One halfwit a street over (claims to be a cop somehow) kept forcing his (younger)son to go over there and play with them and they kept kicking the crap out of him right out in plain sight; the halfwit would come and carry the little boy home and still made him go back over there after that. He and his fat wife are getting cozy with the drunks who live there now, too. Says a lot about all of them. You should absolutely call and ask for police presence for any immediate problems like their threatening you, etc., and you can contact the city attorney's office and be told by some dumbass woman that this kind of stuff goes on all over Jonesboro all of the time like nobody should complain about it any more because it's the norm and will tell you you can call child services and you can come to their offices and file a complaint and go to court over the noise, harassment, etc., but they are way too busy with their breaks and two-hour lunches to really fool with any complaints from the law abiding segment of the population here and mostly you are going to run into dumbasses like those posting to you like you're the problem instead of them and their criminal, anarchistic behavior. Welcome to 21st century Jonesboro; pretty much like the 20th century but with the bad parts on steroids.
Heck Yeah

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Oct 23, 2011
I put a lot of the blame of the people who rent to the low life sorts. If I had a house or apartment there's no way I'd rent to someone who is almost certainly going to destroy my property but for some reason some landlords are willing to do it. And it makes the people who live in the neighborhood where the terrible renters are, angry and bitter towards the property owner. Don't blame them either. Bad neighbors can ruin your life.
Duh

Little Rock, AR

#8 Oct 23, 2011
Heck Yeah wrote:
I put a lot of the blame of the people who rent to the low life sorts. If I had a house or apartment there's no way I'd rent to someone who is almost certainly going to destroy my property but for some reason some landlords are willing to do it. And it makes the people who live in the neighborhood where the terrible renters are, angry and bitter towards the property owner. Don't blame them either. Bad neighbors can ruin your life.
Most of the landlords are HUD slum lords. They don't care about the neighborhood because they don't live there. Too bad Jonesboro doesn't have a serial arsonist instead of a serial rapist that targets those homes.
What is the law

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Oct 24, 2011
We own our home and the neighborhood has been steadily declining alot of it due to people who have rented houses to some less desireables. I am no snob, and I have no problem being worried about anyone seeing illegal activity here, it just seems unfair to work for years to pay for a home and have things of this nature right near you. TWO of them not just one. I will check for ordinances LL, thanks so much for your ever present input, sometimes it is really helpful and even appreciated even if it is a bit nastily worded. As far as being worried about those dicey people, I have a carry conceal and plenty of protection should they decide to visit while I am home. Thanks for your concern. I am beginning to understand why people hate you even though I have defended you on Topix more than once, best of luck to you.

Since: Oct 11

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#10 Oct 24, 2011
What is the law wrote:
We own our home and the neighborhood has been steadily declining alot of it due to people who have rented houses to some less desireables. I am no snob, and I have no problem being worried about anyone seeing illegal activity here, it just seems unfair to work for years to pay for a home and have things of this nature right near you. TWO of them not just one. I will check for ordinances LL, thanks so much for your ever present input, sometimes it is really helpful and even appreciated even if it is a bit nastily worded. As far as being worried about those dicey people, I have a carry conceal and plenty of protection should they decide to visit while I am home. Thanks for your concern. I am beginning to understand why people hate you even though I have defended you on Topix more than once, best of luck to you.
I am what I am. You want me to be sweet, timid & lie.... that's not going to happen. You want the truth & an honest opinion, you'll get it. I think what I found so disturbing about your post is you mentioned too many details & location. That wasn't really necessary was it? That's what rubbed the panel the wrong way dear. My comment was with the majority correct?
guest

Little Rock, AR

#11 Oct 24, 2011
What is the law wrote:
I asked this lady if she had someone living in these and she said her brother had it for sale.
Since you're on speaking terms with her, why don't you grow a pair of gonads and kindly tell her that all her live-ins are causing you annoyance and alarm. Then ask how long they will be there. If she says long-term, inform her that's a violation of city ordinances and you'll report her if the live-ins haven't vacated in a reasonable amount of time, like 30 days.
What is the law

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Oct 24, 2011
Honestly I hate to hurt her feelings. I wish I could figure a polite way to ask that question, but any way seems tacky. I don't even know why it bothers me so much but I look at it day in and day out and it does. Maybe I should just try to ignore it. I would hate to report her I just don't know how to deal with this situation.
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United States

#13 Oct 24, 2011
I can understand both sides of this argument. I also know it's very hard to legally prove a person is "living" in a camper as opposed to "visiting" a friend or relative. Those who are doing it because of severe economic distress should do everything possible to be courteous, non-disruptive, and do everything possible to not bother neighbors or create an eyesore. How people living in these campers act tells you more about their character than where they are living. I sympathsize with both the people having to live in a camper and the homeowner who didn't buy a house to live next to this type of arrangement.
common sense

Blytheville, AR

#14 Oct 24, 2011
I guess everyone here would prefer they were on government assistance and us pay for it huh?..beats having family help you back up on your feet by letting you sleep in a camper
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Jonesboro, AR

#15 Oct 25, 2011
If it's their property they can do just about anything they want to an extent. This info was given to me by the jpd. I have a camper which I brought home and some neighbors call the police. I paid for the property and I will use it how I want.
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United States

#16 Oct 25, 2011
The guest above is correct. Legally, it is extremely difficult to do anything about this. Even if it violates certain city ordinances, proving it is being used as a residence requires more time than any policemen has and then trying to take it to court would be an exercise in futility.
well

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Oct 27, 2011
What is the law wrote:
I realize the economy is terrible, and some people are not able to afford the rent on houses or apartments right now, but is it legal for your neighbor inside the city limits to allow their relatives to temporarily, or not so temporarily live in campers parked in their driveway and behind their house? I asked this lady if she had someone living in these and she said her brother had it for sale. There is one very small for sale sign on the trailer in her back yard and another camper is fully set up in her driveway with a number of cars parked in her drive and on the lawn!!! This is on Phildelphia Road and is in the city limits, she has a weird son inlaw who is staying in the one in the driveway I think. Can they do this? Just wondering, I would have thought there would be some ordinance on this. Also, how many people can live in one house? This same lady has had several people living with her for a long time now. I like her but some of the relatives she has living there are pretty dicey and it makes me think one day I will come home and my house might be emptied.
WHY do you care who lives where? Are they begging for food at your back door? I to live on that road, but i have more to worrie about. Like My Job, my Kids and our life. I think i know who you are, and people like you are just hard to be neighbors with.
guest

Trumann, AR

#18 Oct 27, 2011
Are they hooked up to a sewer line or water connect? That usually tells you someone is staying there. Hooking up a camper is against city ordinances in some towns. You can check it out with city hall. Times are hard an we're going to see more of this.
What is the law

Dallas, TX

#19 Oct 27, 2011
I doubt you know who I am but I think I have an idea what hateful lady you are and you just don't like my kids or anyone Latin. We work hard here for what we have and we bother no one.
Jojo

United States

#20 Oct 27, 2011
What is the law wrote:
I doubt you know who I am but I think I have an idea what hateful lady you are and you just don't like my kids or anyone Latin. We work hard here for what we have and we bother no one.
Latin? Is that anything like illegal Mexican?

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