Do I Need A Permit For A Roll Off Dumpster?

Truck,roll Off,dumpsterDo I Need A Permit For A Roll Off Dumpster?

Many dumpster rental customers unfortunately do not take the time to plan out the process of renting a roll off dumpster. They simply search for a dumpster rental company and call without considering how it will be delivered. In most cases, a permit is required to place a dumpster on the street or in another public space. Not obtaining one can result in fines and even impounding the container.

Residential Driveway

If you live in a residential neighborhood and have a roll off dumpster parked on your street or driveway, then you will need to obtain a permit. This is to ensure that the dumpster is placed in an acceptable location and does not endanger pedestrian or vehicular traffic. This is typically done by the city’s public works or building department for your area. Some neighborhoods may also have a homeowners association and they can require permits as well.

Public Right-of-Way

A right-of-way is an easement that allows one person to travel across another person’s property. These rights of way can be either private or public. If you plan to place your roll off dumpster directly on a public right-of-way such as a street, sidewalk or any kind of public property you will most likely need a permit. However, if you will be placing your roll off dumpster in a residential driveway or other privately owned space you will not generally need a permit. Again, the exception to this is if your neighborhood has an HOA, in which case, you will need permission from the homeowners association.

Dumpster Permit Costs

The cost of a Dumpster permit varies by city. In some cities it can be as little as $10 a week, while others can be as much as $100. The price of a dumpster rental is also dependent on the size of the dumpster you want, which can vary from a few cubic yards to several yards. Additionally, the cost of a dumpster rental is also typically based on the length of time you need it for. Remember, a permit should be applied for at least a week before you need the dumpster. This will give the city time to enforce parking zones, make room on the street and make sure that the dumpster is not in any way a safety hazard or an obstruction for pedestrians.

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