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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 $25.
  • 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 issued for up to 30 days.  If a longer time frame is needed, please consider other arrangements.

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  • Location - 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 3:30 pm.

Contact Columbia Heights
590 40th Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Ph: (763) 706-3600
Fx: (763) 706-3601
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