City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
Dwelling, Mobile Home -- A detached residential dwelling unit designed for transportation after fabrication on streets or highways on its own wheels or on flatbed or other trailers, and arriving at the site where it is to be occupied as a dwelling complete and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, location on jacks or other temporary or permanent foundations, connections to utilities, and the like. A travel trailer is not to be considered as a mobile home.
Dwelling, Two Family -- A detached residential building containing two dwelling units, designed for occupancy by not more than two families.
Dwelling, Multiple Family -- A residential building designed for or occupied by three or more families, with the number of families in residence not exceeding the number of dwelling units provided.
Dwelling Unit -- One room, or rooms connected together, constituting a separate, independent housekeeping establishment for owner occupancy, or rental or lease on a weekly, monthly, or longer basis, and physically separated from any other rooms or dwelling units which may be in the same structure, and containing independent cooking and sleeping facilities.
Family -- any number of individuals living together on the premises as a single non-profit housekeeping unit (except for necessary servants) as distinguished form a group occupying a boarding house, lodging house, hotel, club, fraternity or sorority house.
Floor Area -- The sum of the gross horizontal areas of the several floors of a building, measured from the exterior walls, including basements and attached accessory buildings.
Garage, Private -- An accessory building for storage of self-propelled vehicles and tools and equipment maintained as incidental to the principal use of the premises.
Garage, Public -- any premises except those defined as a private garage used for the storage or care of self-propelled vehicles and/or where any such vehicles are equipped for operation, repair, or are kept for remuneration, hire, or sale.
Home Occupation -- Any use customarily conducted entirely within a dwelling and carried on by members of a family residing therein, which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling purposes and does not change the character thereof. Clinics, hospitals, barber shops, mortuaries, beauty parlors, motor vehicle repairing for hire, welding, animal hospitals and the maintenance of animals, except as provided in SECTION 5, Subdivision 2-7, shall not be deemed to be home occupations.