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PODS parked along the street?

Original post made by picker-of-nits, Gemello, on Sep 14, 2013

A friend is moving and wants to use a PODS container to do it. The PODS people told her that she'd need to get a permit from the city to have one, which the city knows nothing about so doesn't give any.

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Posted by badidea
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm

"I've told my friend that if it were me, I wouldn't worry about it; that the city isn't going to tow a PODS container and whatever the citation fine might be, it will still be worth it."

Uhhh...that is a really bad idea. Do you know that the city will charge you the cost of towing plus storage fees plus administrative fees plus citation?

I had a car/trailer towed before and total charges came out to $800....and that had wheels!

A POD? $1000? $1500?

I would just call the police department and ask. I'm sure permission can be gotten without much hassle.