Borough of Ramsey, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ramsey 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 4-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 34.
The purpose of this chapter is to create a procedure whereby individuals may apply for a permit to allow for the use of temporary storage containers on properties located in the Borough of Ramsey and to provide for rules, regulations and restrictions with regard to the use and placement of such temporary storage containers.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein.
FRONT YARD
The space extending the full width of the lot between the front lot line and the building closest to the front lot line.
TEMPORARY STORAGE CONTAINER
Outdoor containers commonly referred to as "pods" and/or similar containers used to store home furnishings and/or personal items on a temporary basis during a time of home repair, construction, renovation or relocation.
a. 
No person shall place upon his/her property or upon any premises in the Borough a temporary storage unit unless the owner of the premises has previously obtained a temporary storage unit permit from the Borough Zoning Officer.
b. 
Application for such temporary storage units shall be in writing and shall be presented to the Zoning Officer and shall state the following:
1. 
Name and address of the owner of the property.
2. 
Name and address of the applicant.
3. 
Description of the temporary storage unit:
(a) 
Size.
(b) 
Statement setting forth the zone in which the temporary storage unit is to be located.
4. 
An executed statement indicating that the applicant understands and agrees that this storage unit is temporary in nature and the applicant understands and has read the ordinance regulating same.
c. 
Temporary storage containers shall not exceed 20 feet in length.
d. 
Temporary storage containers shall not be located within the front yard of any property.
e. 
The temporary storage unit shall be placed in a location as directed by the Zoning Officer.
f. 
The application shall be reviewed by the Zoning Officer who shall review the application for completeness and issue said permit within seven days of filing.
g. 
The temporary storage unit shall be temporary in nature and unless approved by the Planning Board, no temporary storage unit shall be placed or remain on the same premises more than 120 days, cumulatively, within a twelve-month period. The start date of the time period shall be the date of delivery, as shown on the delivery ticket, which must be supplied to the Zoning Officer upon request.
h. 
The temporary storage unit permit shall not be granted for more than 60 days, however, two thirty-day extensions of the permit may be granted, but in no case shall more than two extensions be granted unless otherwise approved by the Planning Board. After the expiration of the initial period, as well as the two extensions, if additional time is required, the applicant may submit an application to the Planning Board. No more than one temporary storage unit shall be placed upon any single lot at one time.
There shall be a permit application and review fee charged in the amount of $20 for every request for initial temporary storage unit permit and/or extension.
This chapter may be enforced by the Borough of Ramsey Police Department, Zoning Officer, Construction Code Official or such other employee or department of the Borough as designated in writing by the Borough Administrator.
Any person, corporation and/or entity violating or neglecting to comply with any provision of the chapter, shall be subject to a fine of up to $500. Each and every week such violation or noncompliance exists shall constitute a separate offense, and an additional fine shall be imposed.