To place a storage bin, storage pod, or dumpster in the right-of-way of San Mateo County's unincorporated districts requires an encroachment permit from the Department of Public Works. 

NOTE: Items placed in county right of way without permit, blocking sight distance, sidewalks, or bike lanes may be subject to fines. 

Permit Fees

  • Storage bin/pod or dumpster - $202 each


Encroachment Permit Checklist for Storage Bins