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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.53 Portable Storage Units

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Chapter 20.53
Portable Storage Units

Sections:

20.53.010 Definitions.
20.53.020 Permit required--Application--Insurance.
20.53.030 Permit fee.
20.53.040 Duration.
20.53.050 Placement of units.
20.53.060 Festival areas.
20.53.070 Unlawful placement of portable storage units.
20.53.080 Exceptions.
20.53.090 Rules and regulations.
20.53.100 Violations and penalties.

20.53.010 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall apply:

"Applicant" shall mean any person, partnership, corporation or other entity who enters into a contract with a portable storage unit vendor for the placement and use of a portable storage unit.

"Portable storage unit" shall mean any container, storage unit, shed-like container or other portable structure that can or is used for the storage of personal property of any kind and which is located for such purposes outside an enclosed building, other than an accessory building or shed complying with all building codes and land use requirements.

"Portable storage unit vendor" shall mean any person, partnership or corporate entity that lease or rent portable storage units within the City of St. Louis.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.020 Permit required--Application--Insurance.

Before placing a portable storage unit within the City of St. Louis, a portable storage unit vendor must submit an application and receive a permit from the Street Department. The application shall contain the name of the portable storage unit vendor, the name of the person(s) to whom the portable storage unit is supplied, whether the person(s) owns, rents, occupies or controls the property, the address at which the portable storage unit will be placed, the delivery date and removal date. A copy of such permit shall be posted on the portable storage unit. Every portable storage unit vendor providing portable storage units within the City of St. Louis shall have on file with the Street Department a current certificate of insurance in an amount of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) showing the City of St. Louis as an additional insured.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.030 Permit fee.

If a portable storage unit is to be placed for any part of three (3) calendar days or less, excluding Sunday, the permit fee shall be ten dollars ($10). If such portable storage unit is to be placed for more than three (3) calendar days, the fee for such permit shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.040 Duration.

A. Permits to place a portable storage unit within a public right-of-way shall be granted for a period of not more than seven (7) calendar days or part thereof. At the expiration of the seven-day period, an applicant may seek a one time extension of such permit for an additional period of not more than seven (7) calendar days, or part thereof, by submitting an extension application to the Street Department. Extension of a permit shall require an additional twenty-five dollars ($25) permit fee.

B. Permits to place a portable storage unit on private property shall be granted for a period of not more than thirty (30) calendar days or part thereof. It shall be a violation of this chapter to permit any portable storage unit to remain on private property for more than thirty (30) days or part thereof.

C. The Street Department shall not issue more than two (2) portable storage unit permits to the same applicant for the same address within any twelve (12) month period. Such permits shall not be granted so as to be allowed to run either concurrently or consecutively.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.050 Placement of units.

Portable storage unit(s) placed pursuant to a permit issued under the provisions of this chapter shall not exceed a footprint of one hundred thirty (130) square feet and twenty-two (22) linear feet.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.060 Festival areas.

The Street Department shall not issue a permit for placement of a portable storage unit within the public right-of-way for any area designated by permit as a festival area or parade area during the duration of such festival or parade permit unless the holder of the festival area or parade area permit is the applicant for the portable storage unit permit or has consented in writing to the issuance of the portable storage unit permit.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.070 Unlawful placement of portable storage units.

It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to park, place or cause to be parked or placed a portable storage unit without first obtaining a permit under the provisions of this chapter.

It shall be a violation of this chapter to park or place a portable storage unit in the front yard of a residential property, or to park or place a portable storage unit upon any sidewalk, alley or designated fire lane or in such a manner as to block or interfere with access to a shared garage, refuse collection, handicapped parking areas or off-street parking areas.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.080 Exceptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the use or placement of construction dumpsters or trailers on property in association with ongoing construction activities carried out pursuant to a valid building permit, nor to the placement of accessory buildings or storage sheds complying with all building codes and land use requirements.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.090 Rules and regulations.

The Director of Streets is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation and administration of the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

20.53.100 Violations and penalties.

Any portable storage unit vendor who shall be found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be assessed a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25). Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.
(Ord. No. 68604, 22, 3-16-2010.)

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