1137.19   PORTABLE STORAGE UNITS.
   (a)   For the purpose of this section, the term “portable storage unit” shall mean any portable enclosed unit of whatever type construction or material, designed for permanent or temporary storage, which can be transported by vehicle and left on-site.
   (b)   Portable storage units are not permitted as a principal permitted use, accessory use or as a special use in any zoning district within the City.
   (c)   For residential districts and uses, portable storage units are permitted as a temporary use for a period not to exceed five (5) days per calendar year and no permit shall be required provided the following conditions are met:
      (1)   Portable storage units must be located on an asphaltic or portland concrete surface outside of the right-of-way.  Such units shall be a minimum of six (6) feet from any property line and shall not obstruct right-of-way vision clearance at any time.
      (2)   Not more than one (1) unit per tax parcel is permitted.
      (3)   If the portable storage unit is being used as a result of a major catastrophe (e.g. fire, flood or other event where there is significant property damage), the Chief Building Official may extend the period up to a maximum of thirty (30) days total within a one (1) year period.
      (4)   Portable storage units may not exceed a size of twelve hundred (1,200) cubic feet on the interior.  All portable storage units in excess of twelve hundred (1,200) cubic feet are prohibited in residential areas.
      (5)   Portable storage units may be used in conjunction with residential construction or alteration when a building permit has been issued provided the following conditions are met:
         A.   Unit shall be located on-site for duration of construction but not to exceed three (3) months for new construction, remodeling, renovation, or expansion work without written approval of the Chief Building Official and then not to exceed a reasonable period determined by the City.
         B.   For construction of a new residential house the container may be located in an unpaved driveway provided it is outside of the right-of-way.
         C.   Unit must be removed from premise after construction is complete prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
         D.   No more than one (1) storage unit per tax parcel is permitted.
   (d)   For non-residential districts and uses, portable storage units shall be permitted for a period not to exceed five (5) days per calendar year and no permit shall be required provided the following conditions are met:
      (1)   Portable storage units must be located on an asphaltic or portland concrete surface outside of the right-of-way.
      (2)   Not more than one (1) storage unit per tax parcel is permitted.
      (3)   Units shall be a minimum of six feet from any property line and shall not obstruct vehicular vision at any time.
      (4)   Units shall be located behind the building setback line.
      (5)   Units shall not be located in required parking spaces or drive isles.
      (6)   Units in excess of twelve hundred (1,200) cubic feet on the interior shall be considered a temporary portable structure and regulated in accordance with Section 1137.17 (Temporary Portable Structures for Nonresidential Use).
      (7)   Units located in non-residential zoning districts for more than five (5) days shall be regulated in accordance with Section 1137.17 (Temporary Portable Structures for Nonresidential Use).
(Ord. C25-06. Passed 5-1-06)