Sec. 8-46 of the Municipal Code restricts the use and placement of portable storage units and requires a permit.  In residential zones, one (1) portable storage container per property is allowed for no more than sixty (60) days per twelve month period. Portable storage containers cannot be placed in a public right-of-way (i.e. the street or on-street parking space) and must be at least 6 ft. from any property line. The maximum allowable size is: 8 ft. in height, 8 ft. in width, and 16 ft. in length. The fee for a portable storage container permits is $25.00.

- Portable Storage Container Permit Application

Permit Category


Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services (FMPS) is divided into two Divisions who are responsible for the management and enforcement of the City’s codes and ordinances as it relates to wide range of areas, to include building and property standards, fire and life safety standards, rental housing licenses and permitting services.