A. No membership campground may be advertised or promoted in any way that guarantees the unimpeded use of or access to the campground’s properties unless the membership camping operator applies for and receives approval by filing information satisfactory to the department guaranteeing that the purchasers of membership camping contracts cannot be denied access to and use of campground properties pursuant to the membership camping contracts. The department may require the applicant to pay for any costs of experts hired by the department to evaluate the application, nondisturbance clause or financial condition of the applicant. No lien or encumbrance may be construed to deny access and use.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 32-2198.14

  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Department: means the state real estate department. See Arizona Laws 32-2101
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Membership camping operator: means an enterprise, other than one that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended, that solicits membership paid for by a fee or periodic payments and has as one of its purposes camping or outdoor recreation, including the use of camping sites primarily by members. See Arizona Laws 32-2101

B. The applicant shall include satisfactory evidence that purchasers of campground memberships acquire an unimpeded and irrevocable right of access to and use of campground properties by means acceptable to the department, including:

1. A duly recorded nondisturbance agreement from each holder of a lien or encumbrance on a membership campground that provides minimally for:

(a) Enforcement of the agreement by individual campground members.

(b) Effectiveness of the agreement notwithstanding insolvency, bankruptcy of the membership campground operator or sale of the campground.

(c) Binding successors in interest of both the campground membership operator and each holder of a lien or encumbrance.

(d) Alternative means to continue operation of the campground if the campground operator, holder of a lien or encumbrance or purchaser who obtains title or possession of the campground ceases to act as operator.

2. A bond or irrevocable letter of credit posted by the membership camping operator in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to cover the indebtedness remaining under any lien or encumbrance.

3. Other financial assurances reasonably acceptable to the department.