Street Obstruction / Dumpster Permit

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Street Obstruction / Dumpster Permit

  • A permit is required for any non-motorized obstruction that is placed in the street, such as dumpsters, storage containers (PODs), and building/landscape materials. The permit can be obtained at the Public Works administrative office.  Cost of the permit is $30.
  • Flashers are required if the obstruction will remain in the street overnight. These are available from the Public Works department with a $150 deposit. A separate check is required for the flasher deposit.
  • Obstructions must be placed at least 30 feet from an intersection and 10 feet from an alley entrance.  Permits are valid for up to 30 days.  If a longer time frame is needed, please consider other arrangements.
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Phone:  763-706-3700 | Email:

The Public Works administrative office and garage are located at 637 38th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Hours:   Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.