Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 08-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SITE
Any parcel, tract or plot of land within the Borough of Paramus that is identified as a separate tax lot on the Tax Assessment Map for the Borough of Paramus.
TEMPORARY STORAGE CONTAINER
A container designed for the outdoor storage of personal property for temporary use and delivered and removed by vehicle. Temporary storage containers shall not include cargo containers. Temporary storage containers shall not be utilized for business or commercial purposes. Temporary storage containers shall hereinafter be referred to as "pods."
USER
The owner, tenant or occupant of any site on which a pod is placed.
Pods shall comply with the standards established by this chapter together with all other applicable regulations of the Borough. Where the requirements of any part of this chapter conflict with any other section of the Borough Code, the provisions of this chapter shall prevail.
A. 
A permit shall be required for the placement of a pod at any site for any period of time longer than one week. The owner/occupant of a site must apply to the Borough Zoning Officer for a permit to place a pod on a site.
B. 
A permit may be issued to allow the placement of a pod on a site for an initial period of 30 days. A permit may be renewed for no more than two additional thirty-day periods upon applications for renewal by a permit holder.
C. 
A permit for a pod will not be issued to any user found to be in violation of any provision of the Zoning Ordinance[1] until such time as the violation or violations are corrected.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 429, Zoning.
D. 
Any user seeking a permit for a pod shall be required to pay a fee of $50.00 for the permit.
Pods shall be permitted in all residential zones subject to the following provisions:
A. 
Pods shall be placed only in the driveway, allotted parking areas or on portions of property not located in the right-of-way. No pod shall be located in any manner that obstructs sidewalks.
B. 
No pod shall be located within 10 feet of a property line.
C. 
All pods shall be set back minimally 10 feet from principal buildings.
D. 
All pods shall be located in such a manner as to utilize existing buffers for the purpose of screening pods from adjoining properties.
E. 
Pods shall not be located so as to obstruct vehicle circulation, particularly emergency vehicle circulation.
F. 
Pods shall not be larger than 150 square feet in area.
G. 
Pods shall not be higher than 10 feet from grade.
H. 
Pods shall only be used by the owner or occupant of the property on which the pods are placed. Pods shall be used only to store household items and shall not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever, nor for the storage of any items used for business purposes by any owner/occupant.
I. 
Pods shall not be used for the storage of any hazardous substance, including but not limited to chemical, flammable or explosive materials. Pods shall also not be used for the storage of trash.
J. 
Pods shall not be used for temporary habitation of humans or animals.
A. 
No signage shall be placed on any pod other than signage containing the name, address and telephone number of the person or entity engaged in the business of renting the pod or placing the pod on a user's site.
B. 
All signs on pods must be permanently adhered to or painted on the pod.
C. 
There shall be no more than one sign attached to any side of a pod and no more than two signs on any pod.
D. 
No sign shall be larger than 15% of the area of the side to which it is attached.
There shall be no lighting fixtures attached to any pod nor shall there be any lighting fixtures utilized to light the interior of a pod.
All pods shall be maintained in good condition, free from evidence of deterioration, weathering, discoloration, rust, ripping, tearing, or other unsightly condition. All pods must be locked when not being used by a user.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to allow a pod to remain on a site which he or she owns, rents, occupies or controls without first obtaining a permit for said pod.
B. 
A user who allows a pod to remain at a site for longer than seven days without first obtaining a permit as required by this chapter shall be notified that he or she has two days to remove the pod or to obtain a permit for same.
C. 
Each day that a pod remains at a site shall subject the owner or occupant of the site to penalties, with each day that the pod remains on the site considered to be a separate violation of the provisions of this chapter.
D. 
Any person found to have violated a provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty provisions contained in § 1-15 of the Borough Code.