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    Building codes and storage

    Looking for any insight on codes and ordinances while in the building phase. I live in Montana, and have struggled to find good resources. I have considered calling the county I live in to question them on rv ordinances in driveways in town. Seems everyone has one parked on the street or in their driveway.
    ​​​​​What about tiny homes in construction? Any advice? Is is best to call and risk making them aware? Or ask for forgiveness later? I have read in other resources that calling local authorities to ask about tiny homes can often times raise red flags and put you on their "radar".
    Any advice or thoughts would be helpful. Thanks!
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    While you are building, you are probably simply a load on a trailer. Are you allowed to park a trailer with, say, a backhoe on it? Or a boat? Then why not a house under construction. Even once built, as long as your trailer is registered with the MVD, you are probably still just a load on a trailer. If you wish to live in it, well, you can deal with that when the time comes.

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      Hi HaleyS Montana is one of 5 states I haven't been to, but anecdotally I can tell you that dealing with the government is awful. You can have the trailer on your property, but evidence of any habitation is where you can get in trouble. Stealth and/or cool neighbors is the only way to live in one.

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        CasitaiiTiny and Doug
        ​​​​​​​Thanks for the reply! Not planning on living in the tiny home right away. I would ideally sell my current house and move the tiny home to a new location. Was just wondering if there would be issues building it in the view of my neighbors. I hadn't thought of it as a simply a trailer carrying something (ie a boat) before. Seems like a fair argument. Thanks for the help!

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