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    Can I park a wheeled/trailed storage container on the street?

    To park a wheeled or trailered storage container temporarily on the street or in the public right-of-way, a permit MUST be obtained from the Parking Division of the Transportation Department. The application for a permit that begins the process can be obtained at the Parking Office public counter located at 221 E. Walnut St., Suite 199. 

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    What is the difference between a wheeled/trailered storage container and a portable storage container?

    A wheeled/trailered storage container has wheels, a license plate, connects to a cab, and is permitted by the Department of Transportation.

    A portable storage container does not have wheels or a license plate and is permitted by the Department of Public Works. For placement of portable storage containers within the public right of way, please contact the Department of Public Works at (626)744-4195 regarding obtaining a permit.

    How long can I park a wheeled/trailered storage in the public right of way?

    You may park a wheeled/trailered storage container for a maximum of 2 days and one night. In extreme circumstances, if you will need to park your vehicle more than one night you must obtain approval from the Parking Manager.

    What is the fee for a Wheeled/Trailered Storage Container and what does the fee Cover?

    The fee for a Wheeled/Trailered Storage Container is $170. The fee covers processing of your permit, street rental fees, review and inspection of your application and Wheeled/Trailered Storage Container by the Department of Transportation. It includes the issuance of up to four Temporary No Parking signs. The Traffic Division will review your application to ensure that your Wheeled/Trailered Storage Container does not create a traffic hazard, community inconvenience or nuisance, ensure that there is sufficient space for you to park the moving vehicle without block driveways and that there is no sight visibility issues at intersections and adjacent driveways.

    How long does it take to process an application for a Wheeled/Trailered Storage Container?

    We ask that you submit your application to the Parking Division of the Department of Transportation at least 10 working days in advance to allow sufficient time to review your application.

    A wheeled or trailered storage container must have reflectorization in accordance with City standards which may include the placement of type 2 barricades with flashers if the vehicle does not have rear reflectorized lights. Caution must be taken to safeguard the traveling public and other parked vehicles. Applicant will be held responsible for any accidents resulting from the location of this equipment, as well as for damage to public trees, streets, curbs, meters, sidewalks and other public property.

    Rules and Regulations of Storage Container  

    1. Each application shall require:
      a) The name and address of the applicant, showing legal identity (individual, partnership, or corporation, etc.) as applicable. The applicant must be the person residing in the home or the person operating the business in front of which the wheeled or trailered storage container is to be placed;
      b) The purpose in requesting the permit.
      c) The business location and owner of the wheeled or trailered storage container;
      d) The duration the wheeled or trailered storage container would be stored on public right-of-way (10 day maximum);
      e) All other information reasonably required by the Director of Transportation or his designee, to fulfill the intent of the application;
      f) As a part of the application, the applicant agrees to absolve the City of any claims or any liabilities in connection with the placement/parking of trailer or wheeled storage container.
       
    2. The Director of Transportation or designee may inspect the site to ascertain a possible alternative to placing the trailer or wheeled storage container on the street.
    3. If no such alternative exists, the Director of Transportation or designee may inspect the proposed street location to determine if a traffic hazard, community inconvenience, or nuisance will be created.
    4. If trailer or wheeled storage container must be placed in the public street, the Director of Transportation or designee , may approve the location by pre-inspection where the proposed trailer or wheeled storage container is to be placed, taking into consideration such factors as distance from intersection, proximity of neighboring driveways, visibility offered to drivers, etc.
    5. The Director of Transportation or designee shall determine the maximum length of time the bin shall be allowed to remain on the City street. (NOT more than ten (10) days except in extraordinary circumstances at the sole discretion of the Director of Transportation or designee).
    6. The completed application and recommendation shall be considered by the Director of Transportation or designee, for approval/disapproval.
    7. The applicant shall be notified of approval/disapproval.
    8. If approved, the applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless the City of Pasadena, and pay the associated fees per city fee schedule based on duration of described permit.

     

    Wheeled or Trailered Storage Container Permit Application

  • Holiday Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium

    Please note: Holiday Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium – 2 am to 6 am, from December 23 thru January 3. Vehicles legally parked on the street during the aforementioned hours and dates will not receive a citation for overnight parking. Overnight parking citations will resume being issued the morning of January 4, at 2 am.


  • Contact Us


    221 East Walnut Street, Suite 199
    Pasadena, CA 91101
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    Phone: (626) 744-7665

    Fax: (626) 578-0746

    Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    (except holidays) - Holiday & Closed Friday Schedule

    For permits, please click here: Parking Permits

    Schedule a parking permit appointment with DOT: Schedule an Appointment for a Parking Permit