Township of Washington, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Washington 5-22-2008 by Ord. No. 22-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 285.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them herein:
STORAGE TRAILER or PODS
A transportable unit designed and used primarily for temporary storage of materials, goods, household goods, or other such items of personalty, stored on a temporary basis, also known as portable on-demand storage structures, mobile storage structures, portable home storage units, storage trailers, box car or mobile trailers.
A. 
A storage trailer or PODS unit may be located in any detached single-family residential zoning district or approved detached single-family use within any zoning district, subject to the conditions set forth herein. Within 48 hours of placing a storage trailer or PODS unit on property which a person owns, rents, occupies or controls, a permit must be obtained from the Township Construction Office. The fee for such a permit is provided in Chapter 80 of the Township Code.
B. 
A permit for a storage trailer or PODS unit will be valid for a period of 30 days. A permit obtained for such a storage unit to be used during construction on residential property where the unit is located may be renewed for up to five additional thirty-day periods for a maximum period of six months. Application for renewal must be made prior to the expiration of the existing permit. Renewal shall be at the discretion of the Code Enforcement Officer and shall require proof of a current building permit for the property.
C. 
Only one permit per property, including all renewals of said permit, shall be granted during a twelve-month period.
A. 
Only one storage trailer or PODS unit may be placed on a residential property at one time.
B. 
A storage trailer or PODS unit located on a residential property must be located immediately adjacent to or in the property driveway at the furthest accessible point from the street.
[Amended 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 29-2010]
C. 
No hazardous material or organic waste shall be placed in a storage trailer or PODS unit.
D. 
No storage trailer or PODS unit located at a residential property shall be used for the storage of construction debris, business inventory, commercial goods or goods for property other than the residential property where the unit is located. Upon reasonable notice to the applicant, the Township may inspect the contents of any storage trailer or PODS unit for compliance with this chapter.
[Amended 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 29-2010]
E. 
It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the storage trailer or PODS unit is maintained in a good condition, free from evidence of deterioration, weathering, discoloration, rust, ripping, tearing or other holes or breaks.
F. 
No storage trailer or PODS unit shall exceed 20 feet in length.
A. 
The use of storage trailers or PODS units in zoning districts other than the residential districts set forth above is subject to the zoning requirements of the zoning district in which the property is located. Within 48 hours of placing a portable storage area on property which a person owns, rents, occupies or controls, a permit must be obtained from the Washington Township Construction Office. The fee for a permit for a storage trailer or PODS unit in other than the residential districts set forth above (commercial and industrial zoning districts) is subject to a fee for a permit as provided in Chapter 80 of the Township Code.
B. 
A permit for a storage trailer or PODS unit in a commercial or industrial zoning district will be valid for a period of one year. A permit obtained for a storage trailer or PODS unit must be renewed on a yearly basis. Application for renewal must be made prior to the expiration of the existing permit. No permit is required if the storage trailer or PODS unit, and the placement of said unit, is part of an approved site plan by the Zoning or Planning Board of the Township of Washington.
[Amended 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 29-2010]
C. 
One permit for each storage trailer or PODS unit is required.
[Amended 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 29-2010]
A. 
Storage trailers or PODS units may be placed on a commercial or industrial property only at a designated location as approved by the Township Construction Office. A sketch plat shall be provided to the Construction Office designating the specific area where any storage trailer(s) or PODS unit(s) shall be located.
B. 
A storage trailer(s) or PODS unit(s) shall only be located on the property at a location which does not impede the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic on said property, and does not interfere with the ingress and egress from said property.
C. 
No hazardous material or organic waste shall be placed in a storage trailer or PODS unit.
D. 
No storage trailer or PODS unit shall be used for the storage of construction debris or any goods or materials other than that of the commercial or industrial business where the unit is located. Upon reasonable notice to the applicant, the Township may inspect the contents of any storage trailer or PODS unit for compliance with this chapter.
E. 
It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to insure that the storage trailer or PODS unit is maintained in good condition, free from evidence of deterioration, weathering, discoloration, rust, ripping, tearing or other holes or breaks.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the removal of the storage trailer or PODS unit at the expense of the applicant, and/or the penalties as set forth under Chapter 1, Article I, § 1-4, General penalty of the Code of the Township of Washington.