A portable storage container is defined as a purpose-built, fully enclosed, box-like container that is designed for temporary storage of household goods and equipment and which has signage on one or more of its outer surfaces. These containers are uniquely designed for ease of loading to and from a transport vehicle.
Administrative Permits (AP) for portable storage containers (POD) may be issued when a dwelling has been damaged by casualty for a period not to exceed six months or for the period of an active building permit, whichever is shorter in duration. This time limit commences at the time the applicant places the container(s) on the subject property.
Note that an administrative permit can only be issued if a dwelling has been destroyed or damaged by casualty and only when the dwelling is to be rebuilt or repaired.
An administrative permit is not needed for the temporary placement of a portable storage container as follows:
- On a lot containing 36,000 square feet or less and developed with a single-family detached dwelling, for a period not to exceed 30 consecutive days within a six-month period.
- On a lot containing more than 36,000 square feet and developed with a single-family detached dwelling, for a period not to exceed 60 consecutive days in a six-month period.
- On lots developed with a single-family attached, stacked townhouse, or multifamily dwellings for a period not to exceed seven consecutive days within a six-month period.