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Old 05-19-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Just curious, who knows that (some) Towns have restrictions regarding the length of time you can have a storage container (such as a PODS) on their property?
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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I know Garden City did it years ago. I'm sure you are SHOCKED!!
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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The villages also have their own rules, often more restrictive than towns.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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A while back, I believe Brookhaven was looking into reducing the amount of time someone could have a PODS or similar portable storage container on their property. People were renting them and leaving them in place for extended periods of time, creating an eyesore. I've done a quick search of code and haven't hit upon the right combo of terms, but I believe that there was some sort of ordinance passed to limit the time one was on site.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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I think at this point every town has some sort of regulations for them.
whether or not it's enforced is a different story.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I think at this point every town has some sort of regulations for them.
whether or not it's enforced is a different story.
Since they don't drive down every street, it often takes a "caring" neighbor to draw their attention to it. Once a complaint is filed, they have to address it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:31 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Since they don't drive down every street, it often takes a "caring" neighbor to draw their attention to it. Once a complaint is filed, they have to address it.
Yeah, I had a neighbor who made it her mission to "narc" (her word) on people. The village had told her she could have one while renovating then at the 12th hour (after it had been there 2 months) told her they were changing the law and it needed to go January 1. After that she made no sure no one was taking advantage and I'm guessing at this point the building inspector is the village's friend as far as enforcement.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Default Brookhaven Town Code

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A while back, I believe Brookhaven was looking into reducing the amount of time someone could have a PODS or similar portable storage container on their property. People were renting them and leaving them in place for extended periods of time, creating an eyesore. I've done a quick search of code and haven't hit upon the right combo of terms, but I believe that there was some sort of ordinance passed to limit the time one was on site.
I have searched Brookhaven's website, eCode360.com, and the NY Secretary of State website. All
local laws MUST be filed to be legal and valid. Nothing found, and several attorneys have looked
into this for me. They all found nothing either, and I've been stonewalled for over a year by the
Town and its employees, getting different answers, and no citations despite repeated requests to
the Law Dept. So I filed a FOIL request, they didn't even respond to that either yet to tell me that
they received it, with a copy to me, and it is being researched as to cost of copying documents in
the Town Clerk's office, Law Dept. and Code Enforcement.


I am doing this as part of my due diligence in preparation to selling mom's house and moving. My
attorney is handling the matter now. I've heard from one realtor they make alleged laws up Code
Enforcement can write tickets for, and have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines a day
if convicted of a violation in District Court. This might get ugly in the near future. Stay tuned...
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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Southold adopted such a rule this year. I think it is 30 days if in a front or side yard.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I have searched Brookhaven's website, eCode360.com, and the NY Secretary of State website. All
local laws MUST be filed to be legal and valid. Nothing found, and several attorneys have looked
into this for me. They all found nothing either, and I've been stonewalled for over a year by the
Town and its employees, getting different answers, and no citations despite repeated requests to
the Law Dept. So I filed a FOIL request, they didn't even respond to that either yet to tell me that
they received it, with a copy to me, and it is being researched as to cost of copying documents in
the Town Clerk's office, Law Dept. and Code Enforcement.


I am doing this as part of my due diligence in preparation to selling mom's house and moving. My
attorney is handling the matter now. I've heard from one realtor they make alleged laws up Code
Enforcement can write tickets for, and have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines a day
if convicted of a violation in District Court. This might get ugly in the near future. Stay tuned...
Please keep us posted.
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