Dear PoPville – Construction Containers Taking Up Parking Spots While No Construction Takes Place

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“Dear PoPville,

I live across the street from a house that has been undergoing construction. I haven’t seen anyone doing work on the house for over a month, but the large construction trash bin remains, taking up multiple parking spaces, being an eyesore, and attracting random dumping of large items. Any advice on how to handle? I can’t see a company name on the bin, and I haven’t seen any contractors in a while.”

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  • Usually the contractor has a permit to take up the street space. You can call the city to determine whether the permit has expired.

  • I would think that the permit has to be posted. If it is check the date and if it has expired report it. If it hasn’t then I don’t know that there is much you can do. If the permit isn’t posted I would agree with anon 2:36.

  • Look up public space permits here:

  • Thank you very much. Appreciate the responses very much.

  • Just for reference sakes, these are very expensive permits. To get a permit for a dumpster for my reno in Brightwood (no RPP, plentiful parking) is $385 for 3 months. They paid a lot for that spot.

  • If the property owner has paid for the permit and the permit is still valid, there’s not much you can do about it. Contact DDOT the day the permit expires, if the dumpster is still there, to complain.

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