Officials in Yonkers, N.Y., are considering the enactment of an annual license requirement on self-storage businesses. The city council is expected to vote on the measure this week after the municipality received “numerous inquiries and complaints from individuals relating to storage warehouses,” according to the source.
The license is intended to give officials more information about who is operating self-storage, but the law would also allow the city to “regularly inspect self-storage businesses for compliance with building, fire and safety codes,” the source reported.
The city has already posted the “Storage Warehouse License Application” to its website. Applicants would be required to provide a $10,000 “license/permit bond” with the city in addition to annual fees. Licenses would cost $590 per year for the first storage facility and $300 for each additional location. Licenses would expire on Dec. 31 following the date of issuance, according to the form. The application also includes a $25 nonrefundable fee.
If adopted and signed by the mayor, the licensing law would go into effect immediately, the source reported.
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