Temporary Storage Unit (TSU) / POD

Temporary Storage Unit (TSU) / POD

opens in a new windowProperty Maintenance Code 10-94 – Exterior storage, accessory structures and fences.

Sec. (d) The term “temporary storage units, shipping or sea containers” (referred to as “TSU” collectively) shall mean a transportable unit designed and used primarily for temporary storage of building materials (before they are utilized for building purposes), household goods, and other such materials for use on a limited basis on residential property.
 
  1. The TSU unit shall be located at such address for a maximum of 14 consecutive days on residential property, including the days of delivery and removal, with exception to an active building permit, where the TSU unit may stay on the property until the permit expires or a certificate of occupancy is issued, whichever occurs earlier, in accordance with section 4-2127 of the Land Development Code. An extension may be granted to the landowner by code enforcement, subject to conditions, for a reasonable additional time period in an amount not to exceed 30 days.
  2. Each residential property may utilize a TSU unit no more than four times per calendar year. A minimum of 15 days shall elapse between the end of one time period and the beginning of another.
  3. In the event of a tropical storm warning or hurricane watch issued by the National Weather Service, the landowner shall immediately remove, or cause to be removed, the TSU unit after a warning or watch has been issued. In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and the property located within the city in such event, the city manager, or designee, may, by providing at least 24 hours’ notice, issue a warning to the landowner to remove the TSU unit. If the landowner fails to remove the TSU unit within the 24-hour period, the city, at its option, may enter into the residential property and remove the TSU unit. Landowners shall be liable for all costs incurred by the city for the removal of the TSU unit under these circumstances. This right shall create a duty by the city to enter the property and remove the TSU unit.
  4. The landowner shall be responsible for ensuring that the TSU unit is maintained in good condition, free from evidence of deterioration, weathering, discoloration, graffiti, rust, ripping, tearing or other holes or breaks, at all times.
  5. No TSU unit shall be used to store solid waste, construction debris, demolition debris, recyclable materials, business inventory, commercial goods, goods for property other that at the residential property where the TSU unit is located (i.e., used for retail sales) or any other illegal or hazardous material. At no time shall a TSU unit be used for any of these purposes. Upon reasonable notice, the landowner shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the city to inspect the contents of any TSU unit at any reasonable time to ensure that it is not being used to store said materials. The term “reasonable notice,” for the purpose of inspection, is notice given at least 12 hours prior to the entry, and reasonable time for the purpose of inspection shall be between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.