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Do I Need a Permit for a Porta Potty?

December 1, 2020

Porta potties are an extremely convenient restroom solution for a wide range of situations in which there is no access to plumbing. For example, they’re commonly used for large outdoor events or for workers at construction sites.

As you go through the process of porta potty rental in Toledo, OH, you might be wondering whether or not you need to get a permit to use it at your chosen location. You’ll need to check the regulations in your specific area, as ordinances regarding porta potty rental and usage can vary across municipalities. Read on for some general information that will help you determine the answer to this question.

What do health departments say?

The location can make a big difference with regard to whether or not you need a permit. For example, you most likely will need to have a permit if you plan to place a porta potty on the street outside your home, or anywhere else that is technically considered to be city or county property. You do not, however, need a permit if you will be placing a unit on your own property.

This means that in the vast majority of circumstances, you’re probably not going to need to worry about getting a permit. But even if a permit will be required, typically the responsibility for getting the permit falls on the company that will be providing and servicing those portable restrooms and hand-washing facilities.

If a permit is required, you can expect that it will need to be obtained for the specific location where the toilets will be placed. There may be different kinds of permits available, including annual operating permits, permits for specific time periods or different permits based on the city or county, which is why it’s so important for any company operating in your area to have a thorough understanding of local ordinances and regulations. Where your property is located and the length of time you need to have the portable toilet at your chosen site may influence the type of permit the company needs to get.

Therefore, before you decide to go with porta potty rental from any Toledo, OH-based company, make sure they understand the permitting requirements for your area and that there’s nothing you need to worry about with regard to getting permission to use portable toilets at your specific site. If permits will be required, it’s helpful for you to get a copy of those permits just in case someone asks to see them.

Keep in mind that there are likely other portable toilet regulations you will need to abide by, including location, cleanliness and other service standards.

If you’re interested in learning more about porta potty rental in Toledo, OH and the various permitting and service requirements in place for using portable toilets, we encourage you to contact our team at Ace Diversified Services with any questions. We look forward to working with you and supplying you with the portable toilets you need for a successful job or event.

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