Richmond VA > Public Works > Pods

Last Updated: 2019-05-30

Attached is the application to work-in-streets-and-alley that must be filled out to obtain a permit to close any portion of the City’s right-of-way to place a POD/Storage Container. The application must include the following:

  1. Applicant Name with contact number
  2. Property owner information
  3. Contractor information with state license number, class, and classification
    ( Place information from the POD/Storage Container company here )
  4. Proposed work or site location
  5. Brief description of work
    ( “Barricade curb lane/parking lane of ______ Street to place a POD/Storage Container for …” )
  6. Approximate length of work with start and end dates
    ( If known )
  7. WISP class and type with estimated cost of work
    ( Within the public right-of-way )

Along with the application, a sketch or plan clearly showing the proposed location for the POD/Storage Container, labeling the street, sidewalk, and any other existing features near the location. Provide a distance to the nearest intersection or other fixed object ( tree, power pole, hydrant, etc… ).

The fees for a permit are: $75 application fee and $40 per week in which the POD will be within the R/W. A credit card payment form has been provided. It usually takes approximately ten (10) working days between submittal of the application and issuance of the permit. If you have any questions please contact For more information, please contact (804) 646-5171.

Note: The application, attached sketch, insurance and payment form can be emailed to, approved and then then emailed back to you.


Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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