Borough of Dallastown, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Dallastown 11-13-2007 by Ord. No. 548. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 149.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 178.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 212.
No person shall cause or allow any portable or mobile home storage unit to be placed upon or kept on such person's property located in the Borough of Dallastown except in strict compliance with this chapter.
As used herein:
PORTABLE OR MOBILE HOME STORAGE UNIT
A shed, container or similar item or structure which is portable or mobile, is temporarily placed on a residential property for the purpose of storing materials or articles therein on a short-term basis and is designed and intended to be removed from such property.
A. 
A portable or mobile home storage unit may be placed only on a residential property and only after a permit has been issued authorizing the same. A portable or mobile home storage unit may be kept on a residential property only for the duration of the permit. A written application for such permit must be submitted to the Borough on a form supplied by the Borough.
B. 
An insurance certificate for liability insurance in the amount of $100,000 provided by the company supplying the portable or mobile home storage unit, must accompany the application.
C. 
The application fee for the permit shall be $25, which application fee may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
A. 
A permit issued for the placement and keeping of a portable or mobile home storage unit on a residential property shall be for a period of 30 days.
B. 
Prior to the expiration of the term of such permit, the permit holder may apply, in writing, for an extension of such permit for an additional 30 days. An extension of a permit may only be granted by the Zoning Officer upon reasonable cause being shown by the applicant for such extension.
C. 
The application fee for any extension shall be $25, which application fee may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
D. 
No more than two such thirty-day extensions may be granted.
A. 
A portable or mobile home storage unit is prohibited from being placed in any portion of any street in the Borough of Dallastown or in the front yard of a property.
B. 
A portable or mobile home storage unit must be placed and kept in the driveway of the residential property for which a permit has been issued at a location which is the furthest accessible point from the street. The driveway must be paved to Borough specifications.
In the unique circumstances stated below, a portable or mobile home storage unit may be placed and kept at a location on a residential property different from the location stated in § 147-5 above so long as the Zoning Officer has inspected the property and has granted approval for such alternate location, in which event the permit for such alternate location may not be extended for any reason whatsoever. The unique circumstances in which an alternate location may be permitted are as follows:
A. 
Where the residential property does not have a driveway;
B. 
Where the location for the portable or mobile home storage unit on the driveway, which is the furthest accessible point from the street, is in the front yard of the residential property; or
C. 
Where the property is a corner lot.
Only one portable or mobile home storage unit may be placed on any residential property at one time.
Any person, corporation, partnership, company, firm, association or other entity who or which violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default thereof, be sentenced to imprisonment in the York County prison for a period of not more than 30 days.