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Town of Bethany Beach, DE
Sussex County
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As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PORTABLE ON-DEMAND STORAGE UNIT
Any container designed for the storage of personal property, construction materials and equipment, and/or for transport by commercial vehicle and which is typically rented to owners or occupants of property and stored on the owner's or occupant's property.
Portable on-demand storage units are permitted in the Town, subject to the following restrictions:
A. 
Personal use. Upon payment of a permit fee which is designated on the Town's fee schedule and receipt of a proper (nontransferable) permit from the Town Manager's office, any resident shall be allowed to store a portable on-demand storage unit on that resident's property on up to two separate occasions within any consecutive twelve-month period, not to exceed, in the aggregate, a total of 14 days during any consecutive twelve-month period.
B. 
Construction purposes. For construction purposes, upon payment of a permit fee which is designated on the Town's fee schedule and receipt of a proper (nontransferable) permit from the Town Manager's office, any person may place or store a portable on-demand storage unit on any property for a period of up to 90 consecutive days during any consecutive twelve-month period. Such permit may be renewed or extended for an additional 90 consecutive days upon payment of additional permit fee. No portable on-demand storage unit shall be permitted to remain on the property upon the first of the following to occur:
(1) 
The expiration of the ninety- or one-hundred-eighty-day permitted time limit;
(2) 
The expiration of the building permit; or
(3) 
The issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
C. 
Portable on-demand storage units shall be placed only on the driveway of the property, if applicable.
D. 
Portable on-demand storage units shall be set back at least three feet from the front property line and shall not be larger than 10 feet by 16 feet.
E. 
The location of the portable on-demand storage unit shall not affect the health, safety and/or welfare of the neighborhood, including, but not limited to, blocking access to fire hydrants and obstructing the view at streets and intersections.
F. 
No more than one portable on-demand storage unit shall be located on a property.
Anything in this article to the contrary notwithstanding, a portable on-demand storage unit placed on property where there is an active building permit issued by the Town or Sussex County shall be exempt from the requirements of § 231-7A and B.