Madison County leaders say that people can live in RVs or campers in the county on a temporary basis if they follow certain guidelines.
County commissioners amended the county zoning ordinance Feb. 6 with a section for “recreational vehicles as a temporary residence.”
The board approved the guidelines by a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Mike Youngblood providing the lone “no.”
Last month, zoning board chairman Wayne Douglas presented commissioners with proposed recreational vehicle home guidelines, but the board failed to act on the proposal, citing numerous concerns.
For instance, board members wanted to know how taxes would be paid on such homes, what constitutes a livable camper, how many people could live in such a dwelling and whether such a move by the board open the door for a massive influx of people in campers.