Photo of RV camping in a rural parking lot
Photo of RV camping in a rural parking lot

New Rules for Incidental RV Camping in Permitted Parking Lots for Visitor-Serving Uses in Support of

Author: Planning & Building
Date: 3/7/2023 10:36 AM

On February 7, 2023, the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution making an interpretation that the requirements of the County's Rural Recreation and Camping Ordinance, including minimum site area requirements and setbacks, do not apply to overnight RV camping when the following criteria is met:

1. The site is in the Rural Lands or Agriculture land use category.

2. The RV camping is within a permitted parking lot for a permitted winery tasting room, olive oil production tasting room, accessory restaurant, equestrian facility, or agricultural retail sales (e.g., farm stand of field stand).

3. Overnight reservations shall be made using an online platform or other mechanism and shall not require compensation in exchange for overnight stays (doesn't preclude voluntary tips or purchasing of products).

4. RVs must be fully self-contained, and no service hook-ups are allowed.

5. The number of RVs allowed to park overnight ranges from 3 to 5 depending on the size of the permitted visitor-serving use. For reference, a maximum of 3 RVs would be allowed to camp overnight on sites with winery tasting rooms up to 2,000 square feet.

The Board-approved resolution is available here:

LRP2023-00004 (