One of the most common questions I get about land I’m selling is “Can I put my RV on this property?” Let’s figure out how to answer that question.
Both RV travel and living has long been popular in the US, but it got a huge boost during the COVID-19 pandemic. People desperately wanted to get out of the house, and with many jobs going remote, the desire to travel, get outside, and avoid lockdowns led to a surge in RV sales.
Let’s also address the elephant in the room: Florida has a huge housing crisis, with home prices and rents simply pricing people out in many parts of the Sunshine State.
Both the increased number of RVs along with homes becoming too expensive have pushed people to look at buying affordable vacant land to house their RVs. However, this isn’t as simple as buying any piece of land. So how can you figure out what properties are going to be most appropriate for you?
The quick answer is to call the planning and zoning department in the city or county you’re looking to acquire land. Explain what you’re looking to do and see what kind of zoning will allow an RV. Note that in many areas it might not be possible to live in your RV indefinitely, or at least not without required infrastructure like a well or septic tank installed. You may need to get a zoning variance or a special exception granted. Either way, planning and zoning staff will be the most knowledgeable here.
Hopefully this can at least get you started. If you found this article helpful, please share it!