WA Supreme Court: RVs in Mobile Home Parks Outside Ambit of MHLTA, Local Ordinances May Apply
Lawson v. City of Pasco Pasco banned RVs from Mobile Home Parks. Lawson, of course, owned an RV, or else he wouldn't be here. He argued it was protected by the Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act. Unfortunately, the MHLTA actually contemplates local regulation, thus the field is not preempted. There is no conflict, because the MHLTA deals with mobile homes, manufactured homes, and park models ("a recreational vehicle intended for permanent or semi permanent installation and . . . used as a primary residence." Since the statute doesn't address the allowance or disallowance of straight RVs, there is no conflict preemption.
The local ordinance stands.