All of huntington Beach

Portable POD Permits

When residents are moving or refurbishing their home, sometimes temporary storage pods are needed to protect personal items.  These storage bins are permissible on a temporary basis, but there are some rules that will keep you from running afoul of city code enforcement. 

  • Private Property – Portable On Demand (POD) storage bins are permitted on private property such as a driveway, as long as it does not encroach on a public right of way such as a sidewalk or street.  Encroachment permits can be obtained by residents if there is insufficient space on private property for the POD. 
  • Permit Application for POD Placement on a street – If the POD is eight feet or less in width, residents can apply for a permit to place a POD on a City Street for a maximum of seven days.  Click here to register for a permit. 
  • PODs may be placed: 
    • In front of permittee’s residence. 
    • In a legal parking space adjacent to the curb. 
  • PODs may NOT be placed:
    • In front of driveways, bus stops, accessible curb ramps, fire hydrants, colored curb markings, and pedestrian crosswalks. 
    • In a manner that restricts access to public utilities on the street or sidewalk (such as a storm drain, utility box, etc.). 
    • In a location that impairs visibility or creates unsafe conditions for vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Huntington Beach Public Works Department at 714-536-5431.