We’ve recently had a few inquiries from buyers that were confused about county rules. Did you know that almost every county in the nation actually has a building department with rules and regulations? America actually has a pretty good system in place nationwide, but that doesn’t mean every buyer and seller of land agrees with it.
One comment recently came in from a buyer that wanted to park his/her RV on a vacant property for an extended period of time. Now it may sound crazy, but some counties actually only allow you to park an RV on your property for a specified amount of time per year. These are rules we don’t make, so please don’t get upset with us. The law is the law and we all have to do our research when deciding which property and location is right for us.
I’m not sure what type of person you are, but I like to keep things neat and organized. The truth is land should be respected and that’s why counties have these rules in place. If you want to buy a piece of land to throw trash on, go to the dump and pay a fee, as no one wants to see a piece of property covered in trash or old tires.
Almost every county in the nation has these rules in place to keep a standard of organization even in rural areas. You may own a piece of land that someone hasn’t driven by in days, but it’s still your duty as an American citizen to uphold those laws, regardless if you don’t agree. So next time you are in the market for land that you plan on utilizing for building or visiting, make sure you do your homework. Due diligence is an important aspect of buying land and we encourage each one of our buyers to take the initiative and make some phone calls. You may even be able to get your questions answered on the county website, so don’t forget to Google it first!