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Do You Need a Roll Off Dumpster Permit in San Antonio?

Last Updated: February 14, 2024

Do You Need a Roll Off Dumpster Permit in San Antonio?

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One of the most important thing to know about dumpster rentals in San Antonio is permits. The most important things you need to know about permits you that you only need them some of the time.

Those instances vary depending on where exactly you’re placing your dumpster. The short answer is: on private property, you don’t need a permit. On public property, you need a permit.

Why are Permits Necessary in San Antonio?

We get it, permits can be a hassle for regular ol’ homeowners who just want to toss some junk. However, we’ve been in the business long enough to know that permits are not only necessary. However, they extremely helpful for the community.

In San Antonio, there are over 270,000 homeowners. It’s important to make sure that potential obstructions are regulated by the locality. San Antonio is projected to see around a 20% increase in home renovations over the coming years, so dumpsters, and their permits, will be more and more needed.

At the smallest level, permits are a good way for your neighbors to be aware of what’s going on around them. What if your neighbor also needed to rent a dumpster the same weekend that you are? If you apply for your permit and get it through the system first, they’ll be able to flag it for your neighbor and say “hey, there’s already work being done on this street at the time. Would you consider switching to next weekend?”

Do You Need a Roll Off Dumpster Permit in San Antonio?

Making sure your dumpster placement area has the right permissions helps when dumpster deliveries and pickups are made. When your signage is placed, you’ll be able to make sure that the area stays clear without having to direct traffic yourself.

We know from experience that directing traffic in order to fit a 20 or 30 yard dumpster is not how you want to spend your Friday afternoon.

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When is a Permit Needed in San Antonio?

When you rent a roll off dumpster, you’ll need a permit if you place your dumpster on public property.

Public property includes anything owned by the city, such as sidewalks, streets, alleys, and even vacant lots. If you’re unsure about whether something is considered public property, you should contact the city clerk in order to get a definite answer.

Are there Permit Exemptions in San Antonio?

If you plan on placing your dumpster on your own property or on your driveway, you won’t need a permit. However, your dumpster needs to fit completely inside your property or driveway.

We’ll be able to give you the dimensions of your dumpster so you can make sure there aren’t a few inches hanging off on the sidewalk.

What Kind of Permit Do You Need?

When you rent a dumpster and need to place it on the street in San Antonio, TX, you’ll need a right of way permit. More specifically, you may need a Public Works or Road Occupancy Permit. You’ll be able to find more information by visiting that link.

You’ll be responsible for handling the permit application whenever you rent a dumpster with us. Your dumpster company will, of course, provide all the necessary information you need. However, you know your streets and your needs the best. Make sure to have your permit in place before the start of your rental so you can avoid any fines from the city.

When applying for your permit, you’ll probably need the dates of your rental, the details of where you plan to put it, and our contact information as well as your own.

You may also need to pay a small fee for the permit.

Permits are Not the Enemy

Permits help your neighbors navigate traffic and help the city prepare for any roundabout routes they need to take. Don't fear the permit process! They are necessary and actually make things easier for everyone in the end.

Call Discount Dumpster in San Antonio

When you set up a rental with Discount Dumpster, we’ll make sure that you know everything you need to! Ordering with us ensures a smooth rental experience. We’ll give you the dimensions and weight allowance, as well as information about delivery and pickup.

When you call us for a free quote, we’ll help you get all the details of your project squared away, and even help you choose a dumpster that best suits your needs. For example, window and siding replacement requires a different dumpster from garage construction and cleaning.

Give us a call to get started and our experts will be there for you for every step of the way!

Call for a San Antonio Dumpster Rental Today! - (888) 316-7010

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