An In-Depth Look At Permits When Renting A Dumpster

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An In-Depth Look At Permits When Renting A Dumpster

10 November 2022
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Do you need a permit when you get a dumpster for rent? If yes, how do you go about obtaining the permit? Read on to find out what you should know about permits and dumpster rentals.

When a Permit Is Required

You will not need to worry about obtaining a permit if your dumpster-for-rent unit is going on your driveway, the yard, or elsewhere on your property. In most cities, you will need a permit to place the dumpster in a public space, be it on the sidewalk, the street, or any space owned by the city. 

These permits are commonly referred to as right-of-way permits, and failing to get one when you should may attract a fine. Again, some homeowner's association (HOA) rules and bylaws may apply. Check what these are and ensure you are compliant when placing your dumpster for rent.

Who Issues the Permit?

The mandate of issuing permits for dumpsters for rent units varies from one city to the next. In some, it is the responsibility of the Department of Public Works. In others, the mandate falls on the Buildings Department. A simple internet search should help you identify the appropriate city department.

Who Obtains the Permit?

Is it your responsibility as the client to obtain the right-of-way permit? Or, should the rental company apply and obtain the permit for you? This, again, varies across locations, and you can find out whose responsibility it is to do from the appropriate city department.

The Application Process

Applying for a permit for your dumpster for rent is quite straightforward. You or the dumpster rental company will fill out the application form and pay the applicable fees. You can complete this process online, over the phone, or in person.

Ensure you provide all the required details when filling out the form and that each detail is accurate. Any misrepresentation of the facts may lead to your application being rejected. Processing times may vary across cities. If you are lucky, you may get your permit after 24 hours, but it may also take longer.

What to Do with Your Permit

The permit is your green light to go ahead and rent and place the dumpster unit. Some companies will require that you share your permit number or even a copy of the permit to complete your order and schedule the delivery of your dumpster rental.

Stay compliant with all the rules to avoid penalty fees. Again, the rules will vary from one city to the next and could include ensuring that the permit is visible on your dumpster rental.

For more information about dumpster rental, contact a local company.

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When I inherited my grandmother's house, I had no idea that there were so many things stored in her attic, basement, and garage. The only way that I could clear everything out was to rent a large dumpster and a storage unit. Many things I kept and put into storage, but there was a lot of clutter that I just needed to dispose of. The dumpster rental was such a great way to go, but it took a little bit of planning. I didn't know there were so many different sizes and styles of dumpsters. Once the project was finished, I decided to create this site to help others choose the right dumpster for their cleanup tasks.

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