Can I have a dumpster?
Residential properties in A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR5-MH, E-R, ER-2, A-C, and AC-1 zoning districts that are more than one acre, or which the Pasco County Property Appraiser has classified as bona fide agricultural land under the agricultural assessment provisions of F.S. 193.461, may use dumpsters of eight cubic yards or smaller on a permanent basis to store large volumes of refuse as the primary method of garbage collection and disposal for the residence as long as the dumpster is a portable, nonabsorbent, enclosed container with a close-fitting cover or doors which is capable of being serviced by mechanical equipment. Dumpsters larger than eight cubic yards may be used only on a temporary basis, and are subject to the regulations set out in subsections (A)--(E) below. Properties that are five acres or larger in A-R and A-C zoning districts are exempt from the regulations in this section.

Dumpsters are permitted on all other residentially zoned properties only on a temporary basis, and are subject to the following regulations:
  1. Location and placement - Dumpsters may be temporarily located on residential property only so long as they do not obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Such units shall not be placed in such a manner that a person lawfully using the sidewalk must detour into the street in order to go around the unit.
  2. Duration - A dumpster may remain at a site used for residential purposes for up to 30 calendar days, with one dumpster allowed at a site at a time. There will be two allowances per calendar year allowed.
  3. Construction
    1. For sites where a dumpster is being used in connection with new construction or extensive renovation or repair of property, dumpsters related to and used for the ongoing construction or demolition during such construction shall be allowed for the period of continuous construction or demolition provided there is an active and valid building or demolition permit for the property. Any dumpster at the site that is not specifically related to and used in connection with the construction or demolition shall be subject to the limits otherwise imposed in this section of the Code. Within five calendar days of expiration of a building permit, passage of all final inspections, or issuance of a certificate of occupancy (whichever is later), all dumpsters shall be removed.
    2. In the event of fire, hurricane or natural disaster causing substantial damage to the principal structure on the property, a dumpster shall be allowed on site, subject to all applicable sections of this chapter, for 60 calendar days regardless of the existence of a valid building permit.
  4. Violations - It shall be unlawful for a dumpster to remain at a site in excess of the time periods or in violation of the locations permitted under this section. Each day that any such dumpster remains at a site in violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a violation.
  5. High winds - Within 12 hours after issuance of a hurricane warning including Pasco County, all dumpsters shall be removed or secured in such a manner so as to minimize the danger of such units causing damage to persons or property from high winds.

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1. What can I build or develop on my property?
2. If I am only remodeling inside a building, do I need a site plan?
3. I know what I want to do with this property. How do I get started?
4. I want to subdivide or sell off a part of my property. What do I need to know?
5. Can I park my boat, recreational vehicle or trailer on my property?
6. How many animals are allowed on Agricultural-Residential zoned property?
7. Are there special requirements on waterfront property?
8. Can I park my truck / commercial vehicle on my property?
9. What is an accessory structure and where can it go on my property?
10. What are the requirements for fences in Pasco County?
11. What are property maintenance requirements?
12. What are the regulations for model centers?
13. What is zoning?
14. How can I find out the zoning of a particular piece of property in unincorporated Pasco County?
15. Can I have a portable storage unit?
16. How do I obtain a special exception permit?
17. What is an MPUD?
18. When is a right of way use permit required?
19. How do I find out the regulations for placing a trailer on my own property?
20. What are the height regulation on my property?
21. What is a PSP-small development?
22. What is development?
23. What is the definition of a yard and what requirement are there?
24. When do Architectural Standards apply?
25. How do I obtain a Conditional Use Permit?
26. What is a PSP-large development?
27. What must I do if my project does not qualify as development?
28. Can I have a dumpster?
29. Is my structure nonconforming?
30. What is a temporary use and is a permit required?
31. What is a bottle club?
32. Where can I find a Master Planned Unit Development application and checklist?
33. What are the regulations for signs in unincorporated Pasco County?
34. What is a short term rental or vacation home?
35. Is my use nonconforming?
36. What are the hours of sale for alcoholic beverages?
37. When can a special exception and/or a conditional use be revoked?
38. Can I have a temporary portable toilet?
39. What requirements regulate a new/used car and/or vehicle dealership?
40. In what zoning district can a Sexually Oriented Business (SOB) operate from?
41. What is a Conditional Use?
42. What is Class IV development?
43. When is a Master Planned Unit Development (MPUD) required?
44. What are the regulations for Wetland Protection?
45. What are the regulations for Sludge / Waste Residual Spreading?
46. What is a small lot of record?
47. What is my zoning code?
48. What am I allow to do within my zoning district?
49. How do I rezone my property?
50. What are the rules for selling alcoholic beverages within unincorporated Pasco County?
51. What zoning districts allow kennels?
52. What are the regulations for outdoor advertising signs (billboards)?
53. How can I find out my zoning designation?
54. What am I allow to do within my zoning district and where can I fine the information?
55. How do I rezone my property?
56. When is an MPUD, Master Planned Unit Development required?
57. What is a Conditional Use?
58. How do I obtain a Conditional Use Permit?
59. How do I obtain a special exception permit?
60. When can a special exception and/or a conditional use be revoked?
61. What are the rules for selling alcoholic beverages within unincorporated Pasco County?
62. What is an accessory structure and where can it go on my property?
63. What are the regulations for a private swimming pool?
64. Can I park my boat, recreational vehicle or trailer on my property?
65. What is a small lot of record?
66. What is a temporary use and is a permit required?
67. Are there special requirements on waterfront property?
68. Can I park my truck / commercial vehicle on my property?
69. What is a short term rental or vacation home?
70. Can I have a portable storage unit?
71. What is a Site Plan Development fka Class II development?
72. Where can I find information on new Site Plan or development plan projects?