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Registration of a Recreational Vehicle for the Purposes of Self-Isolating or Quarantine During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic:

At its regular Council Meeting of April 28, 2020, Brantford City Council approved provisions to establish a registry for recreational vehicles (motor home/travel trailer) which will temporarily be allowed on residential property.  Click to view the full news release.

The purpose of this registry will facilitate the collection of data from essential/front-line workers, such as health care professionals, food services workers, truck drivers, grocery clerks, transit drivers, etc. who wish to limit the risk of exposure of persons in their households by seeking alternative forms of accommodation, or for those persons who are not deemed an essential/frontline worker but are required to self-isolate or quarantine (i.e. exposure risk).  Registration with The City of Brantford must take place within 7 days of the start of the use of the motor home or travel trailer for the purposes of self-isolating or quarantine during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Brantford’s Zoning By-law currently permits the storage of motor homes and travel trailers in the rear and side yards of residential properties. The same by-law also permits the storage of a motor home or travel trailer in the front yard of a residential property for a 72 hour period, and the habitation of the travel trailer for not more than 14 days in each calendar month (parked in the rear or side yard only).

As a temporary By-law to allow for the temporary use of travel trailers and motor homes in the front yard of residential properties for use by essential service workers or people who have to quarantine for COVID-19 related purposes is currently under development by staff, Council voted in favour of immediately suspending enforcement of complaints relating to the use of travel trailers and motor homes in the front yard (driveway) of residential properties. The suspension of enforcement will only apply to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Property is not a corner lot
  • Setback of 1 metre is maintained
  • Residential properties only
  • Persons who have registered their travel trailer or motor home with the City of Brantford Clerks Department, whereby proof of employment as an essential service provider or use of a motor home/travel trailer for quarantine purposes is required

Corner lots are excluded from this temporary emergency exemption, and the motor home and travel trailer must be 1 metre from the sidewalk or, where there is no sidewalk, 1 metre from the curb or the road edge.

1. Contact Information

Please complete the fields below with the appropriate contact information for the owner/operator or person responsible for the recreation vehicle.

2. Eligibility

Essential workers are allowed to have an RV on their property without penalty or if you are required to self-isolate. Check off any of the boxes below that apply to you. If you are an essential worker, you will be required to provide proof like a copy of your ID badge, letter of employment, etc.

3. Vehicle Information

Please complete the fields below based on the recreational vehicle to be parked on a residential property, ensuring site lines and access on public property are observed for drivers and pedestrians (sidewalks, corners, etc.)

4. Notice of Collection

Information on this form is collected under the authority of Section 10(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and will be used for the purposes of registering a recreational vehicle (motor home/travel trailer) and enforcing by-law requirements within the City of Brantford. This information is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Coordinator, Elections and Licensing Enforcement, 100 Wellington Square, Brantford, Ontario N3T 2M2 (519)759-4150.