HEPPNER — The Morrow County Planning Department is reminding residents that recreational vehicles can be a fun way to travel during summer vacations but are not allowable as a permanent residence outside of an RV park.

The department stated in a news release that RVs do not meet building code standards that have been “established to protect public health, safety and welfare.” As such, using them for camping in designated camping areas is “wonderful and encouraged” but other uses can run afoul of Morrow County’s code enforcement and zoning ordinances.

Temporary permits can be obtained in certain circumstances, including medical hardship and during construction of a new dwelling. RVs can also be used as temporary housing to accommodate visitors of a primary residence in a residential or farm zone for less than 30 days in a 12-month period.

For further information, contact the Morrow County Planning Department at 541-922-4624 or visit www.co.morrow.or.us/planning.

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