Chapter 2. Definitions of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 13. >> Part 2.3. >> Chapter 2.
"Accessory building or structure" is any awning, cabana,
ramada, storage cabinet, storage building, private garage, carport,
fence, windbreak or porch, or any residential building or structure
established for the use of the occupant of a recreational vehicle on
"Approved" when used in connection with any material,
appliance, or construction, means meeting the requirements for
obtaining the approval of the department.
"Building standard" means building standard as defined in
"Camping cabin" means a relocatable hard sided shelter
with a floor area less than 400 square feet (37 square meters)
without plumbing that is designed to be used within a recreational
vehicle park only by a camping party. A camping cabin may contain an
electrical system and electrical space conditioning equipment
complying with the electrical and mechanical regulations adopted
pursuant to this part and supplied by the lot service equipment. A
camping cabin may be installed or occupied only in special occupancy
parks, as defined by Section 18862.43, or in state parks and other
state property pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 5001)
of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code.
"Camping party" means a person or group of not more than
10 persons occupying a campsite or "camping cabin" for not more than
30 days annually.
"Campsite" is an area within an incidental camping area
occupied by a camping party.
"Commercial coach" as used in this part has the same
meaning as defined in Section 18001.8.
"Conditional permit" means a construction,
reconstruction, or operation permit issued by the enforcement agency
which may prescribe conditions on the use or occupancy of a special
occupancy park, subject to the provisions of this part.
"Department" is the Department of Housing and Community
"Enforcement agency" is the Department of Housing and
Community Development, or any city, county, or city and county that
has assumed responsibility for the enforcement of this part pursuant
to Section 18865 and Part 2.1 (commencing with Section 18200)
pursuant to Section 18300.
"Incidental camping area" is any area or tract of land
where camping is incidental to the primary use of the land for
agriculture, timber management, or water or power development
purposes, and where two or more campsites used for camping are rented
or leased or held out for rent or lease. The density of usage shall
not exceed 25 camping parties within a radius of 265 feet from any
campsite within the incidental camping area.
"Lease" is an oral or written contract for the use,
possession, and occupation of property. It includes rent.
"Lot" means any area or tract of land or portion of a
special occupancy park, designated or used for the occupancy of one
manufactured home, mobilehome, recreational vehicle, tent, camp car,
or camping party.
"Manufactured home" shall have the same meaning as
defined in Section 18007.
"Mobilehome" shall have the same meaning as defined in
"Mobilehome park" shall have the same meaning as used in
"Occupant" and "resident" shall be interchangeable and
shall include "occupant," "resident," "tenant," or "guest" as used in
Chapter 2.6 (commencing with Section 799.20) of the Civil Code.
"Park" means any special occupancy park.
"Permanent building" means any permanent structure, other
than factory-built housing, under the control and ownership of the
special occupancy park owner or operator that is not on a lot.
"Plan checking agency" means a private entity employing
at least one architect or engineer licensed by the state to perform
the review of plans and specifications for the construction of
special occupancy parks, including buildings and permanently
constructed fixtures, utility systems, streets and other regulated
facilities, for the purpose of determining compliance with the
applicable provisions of this part and the regulations promulgated
thereunder. The plan checking agency shall submit to the department a
list of all personnel performing plan checking reviews, including
the individual's name, California architect or engineer license
number and expiration date, and a summary of qualifications.
"Recreational vehicle" as used in this part has the same
meaning as defined in Section 18010.
(a) "Recreational vehicle park" is any area or tract of
land, or a separate designated section within a mobilehome park where
two or more lots are rented, leased, or held out for rent or lease,
or were formerly held out for rent or lease and later converted to a
subdivision, cooperative, condominium, or other form of resident
ownership, to accommodate owners or users of recreational vehicles,
camping cabins, or tents.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), employee housing that has
obtained a permit to operate pursuant to the Employee Housing Act
(Part 1 (commencing with Section 17000)) and that both meets the
criteria of Section 17021.6 and is comprised of two or more lots or
units held out for lease or rent or provided as a term or condition
of employment shall not be deemed a recreational vehicle park for the
purposes of the requirement to obtain an initial or annual permit to
operate or pay any fees related thereto required by this part.
"Rent" is money or other consideration given for the
right of use, possession, and occupation of property.
"Special occupancy park" means a recreational vehicle
park, temporary recreational vehicle park, incidental camping area,
or tent camp.
"Special purpose commercial coach" as used in this part
has the same meaning as defined in Section 18012.5.
(a) "Temporary recreational vehicle park" is any area or
tract of land where two or more lots are rented, leased, or held out
for rent or lease to owners or users of recreational vehicles and
that is established for one operation not to exceed 11 consecutive
days, and is then removed.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an area or tract of land
zoned for agricultural purposes where two or more lots are rented,
leased, or held out for rent or lease to accommodate owners or users
of 12 or fewer recreational vehicles for the purpose of housing
agricultural employees shall not be deemed a temporary recreational
vehicle park for the purposes of the requirement to obtain an initial
or annual permit to operate or pay any fees related thereto required
by this part.
"Tent" is any enclosed structure or shelter fabricated
entirely or in major part of cloth, canvas, or similar material
supported by a frame.