Storage Regulations

Full storage regulations in City Code

Items that are manufactured for outdoor use and are in working condition can be stored outside. These include:

  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Patio furniture
  • Barbecue grills
  • Doghouses
  • Lawn ornaments
  • Garden hoses and sprinklers 

The following items can't be stored outdoors:

  • Appliances 
  • Furniture or other items not manufactured for outdoor use
  • Construction / remodeling debris
  • Any item in disrepair
  • Accumulation of yard waste including brush piles
  • Vehicle parts or tire 


Stack firewood neatly at least 3 feet from your property line if you or your neighbor have a wood fence. Store it where it is least visible from the street. Keep firewood free of insects and vermin.  

Building materials

Working on a home or lawn improvement project that doesn't need a building permit? You can store outdoor building materials outside in a neat and orderly manner for up to 30 days. Examples include fencing, lumber, masonry, dirt, sand and gravel. If your project requires a building permit, you can store the materials outside in a neat and orderly manner while the permit is active. Dumpsters are permitted for 30 days on the driveway or while a building permit is active.

Temporary storage containers

You can have a temporary storage container on your property for up to 30 days in the calendar year. The container must be placed on in your driveway. It may not obstruct city rights of way, be placed on the street or block the use of a sidewalk.

The maximum allowable size for portable storage containers is 160 square feet. They may only be up to 20 feet long and up to 8 feet high. A permit is not required for a storage container. 

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