Title 32
Parks and Recreational Areas

Chapter 7
Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 32-7-5

§ 32-7-5. Scope and jurisdiction.

(a) This chapter is intended to include all elements to be regulated by the state of Rhode Island. The regulations contained in this chapter shall not supercede any applicable zoning ordinance enacted by any municipality pursuant to chapter 24 of title 45.

(b) Where differences occur between state and local standards affecting building, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection elements, the state standards shall govern.

(c) Any decision to regulate aspects of recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds, as they relate to zoning and location affecting offsite impacts, shall be made solely by local agencies.

(d) Upon the construction of a recreational vehicle park or campground, enforcement of the operational requirements of this code shall be the responsibility of those agencies normally responsible for enforcing such provisions. Where disagreements arise over jurisdiction, the responsibility for enforcement shall vest with the city, then state, in that order.

(e) Federal regulations promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may supercede all or part of this chapter, as applied to any category of regulated motor vehicles.

History of Section.
P.L. 2001, ch. 275, § 1.