Camping Ordinance

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On May 8, 2012 the City of Vacaville updated its Camping Ordinance. The update included not only the inclusion of information related to the use of electric vehicle charging stations and other vehicle regulations, it also updated and clarified the camping rules in Vacaville. 

To view the staff report from the May 8, 2012 meeting, click here.  

SECTION 4. Section 12.32.020.A Amended. Section 12.32.020.A of the Vacaville Municipal Code is amended to read in full as follows:

A. “Camp”, “camping”, or “occupy camping facilities” means to do any of the following:

1. To sleep at any time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. in any of the following places:

a. Outdoors, with or without bedding, sleeping bag, blanket, mattress, tent, hammock, camping facility, or other similar protection, equipment or device;

b. In, on, or under any structure or thing not intended for human occupancy, whether with or without bedding, sleeping bag, blanket, mattress, tent, hammock, camping facility, or other similar protection, equipment or device.

2. To establish or maintain, outdoors or in, on, or under any structure, object or thing not intended for human occupancy, at any time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., a temporary or permanent place for sleeping by setting up any bedding, sleeping bag, blanket, mattress, tent, hammock, camping facility, or other sleeping equipment or device in such a manner as to be usable for sleeping purposes.

3. To establish or maintain, outdoors or in, on, or under any structure or thing not intended for human occupancy, at any time during the day or night, a temporary or permanent place for cooking or sleeping by setting up any bedding, sleeping bag, blanket, mattress, tent, hammock, camping facility, or other sleeping equipment or device or by setting up any cooking equipment, with the intent to remain in that location overnight.

SECTION 5. Section 12.32.030 Amended. Section 12.32.030 of the Vacaville Municipal Code is amended to read in full as follows:
It is unlawful and a public nuisance for any person or group of persons to camp, occupy camping facilities, or use camping paraphernalia in the following areas:

A. Any public property, improved or unimproved, including, but not limited to, public streets and sidewalks, parks, open space, and other property, not including a space or stall in an off-

street parking facility owned or operated by the city when occupied by a vehicle for electric charging purposes as permitted under Section 10.20.020.Z of this code; or

B. Except as otherwise permitted under Title 14 of this code, including Section 14.74.100 of this code, any private property.