Village of Stewart Manor, NY
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Chapter 137. Property Maintenance

Article IV. Temporary Storage Containers

[Adopted 9-5-2006 by L.L. No. 4-2006]

§ 137-12. Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any container intended for this purpose of storing or keeping household goods and other personal property that is intended to be filled, refilled, or emptied while located outdoors on a residential property, and, in some cases, later removed from the property for storage off site.

§ 137-13. Permit required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place, keep or maintain any storage container on any property without securing a permit.

§ 137-14. Application.

Any person desiring a permit to place or maintain a storage container shall file an application with the Building Department. The form for this application is to be furnished by the Department of Buildings and shall be sworn to and filed by the applicant with the Department of Buildings, along with an application fee and/or renewal fee as described in Chapter 83 of this Code.

§ 137-15. Permit conditions.

A permit for a storage container may only be granted if there is currently a permit for improvement to a single-family dwelling with a cost of improvement of at least $25,000 as determined by the Building Inspector.

§ 137-16. Size.

A storage container may not be more than 120 square feet and no more than eight feet in height.

§ 137-17. Setbacks.

The storage container shall be set back from any side yard a minimum of five feet, from the front yard by a minimum of five feet, and also be a minimum of five feet away from any structures on the property. In granting the permit, the Building Inspector shall consider the rights of adjacent property owners so that there shall not be any unreasonable deprivation of light, air or a reasonable use of adjoining property.

§ 137-18. Revocation of permit; notification.

The Building Inspector is hereby authorized, in the exercise of reasonable discretion, to revoke any permit issued hereunder if, after due investigation, he deems that the holder thereof has violated any provisions of this article in that the storage container is being maintained in an unsafe manner or is being maintained as a nuisance. Written notice of said revocation shall be given, either by personal service upon the person to be notified or by depositing said notice in the United States mail in a sealed envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to such person at the address which appears on the records of the Building Department.

§ 137-19. Duration.

The length of time a storage container shall be permitted to remain shall be 60 days with up to one thirty-day extension. A further extension shall be permitted only upon good cause demonstrated to the Board of Trustees. It shall be mandatory that the storage container be removed at the end of the permitted period of time.

§ 137-20. Variation of requirements.

The provisions of this article may be varied only upon good cause shown demonstrated to the Board of Trustees.