Commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking and being stored in residential subdivisions.

Henry County commercial vehicle ordinance changes rejected

A proposed amendment to Locust Grove’s zoning ordinance regarding the parking and storage of commercial vehicles was voted down by the City Council at its March 4 regular meeting.

The amendment was sought by city staff to provide more detail to the definition of a commercial vehicle, so that code enforcement and police officers can be better informed when they receive calls about parked commercial vehicles.

According to a staff report, vehicles in question are often clearly used for commercial purposes but typically do not weigh enough to be considered “commercial” under the city’s current definition, which is a gross vehicle weight rating above 26,000 pounds for a vehicle or above 10,000 pounds for a trailer.

Parking and storage of a commercial vehicle is prohibited in residential subdivisions and all residential zoning districts except RA (residential agricultural).

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