Clothing Donation Container
Permit Application
CONTAINER INFORMATION
ORGANIZATION / OWNER INFORMATION
Zip Code:
ADDITIONAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
to be submitted with Permit Application
CHECK TO INDICATE ITEM IS INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION
Proof that applicant is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation or has been granted tax exempt status by the
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts or registration as a non-profit organization with the Texas Secretary of State;
Proof of current general liability insurance with coverage limi
ts at least $1,000,000, which also adds the City of
Bedford as an additional insured and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Bedford;
Description of the Clothing Donation Container, including drawing(s), size, design, and construction material, to be
covered by the permit;
Copy of a site plan showing the proposed location of the Clothing Donation Container on the lot, including any
screening or landscaping proposed;
A notarized affidavit from the property owner indicating written consent for placement of the Clothing Donation
Container on the property, and acknowledgement that the property owner and Container operator shall be joint
and severally liable for any violations of this Section; and
Annual permit fee of $100.00 (one application per container)
**See attached for additional requirements.
The Owner/Applicant agrees
to release the City of Bedford, and its agents from any and all liability of every kind and nature for damages
to persons and/or property which may occur, and hereby agrees to Indemnify the City of Bedford and its agents for and to hold the City
of Bedford and its agents harmless from any and all such liability.
I have read the completed application and k
now the same is true
and correct and hereby
agree that if a permit
is issued all provisions
of the City Ordinances
and State Laws will be complied
with whether herein specified or not. I
agree to comply with all property restrictions
. I am the owner of the property or the duly authorized agent.
Applicant Name (Print):
Applicant Signature:
Date:
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
Permit Number:
Permit Approved:
Yes:
No:
Notified Contact Person:
Comments:
Date:
City of Bedford
2000 Forest Ridge Dr.
Bedford, TX 76021
817.952.2105
zoning.info@bedfordtx.gov
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5.13. A Clothing Donation Containers
1) DefinitionAny structure or container which has four walls, a roof and a floor, not to exceed the dimensions of
six feet, one inch (6’1”) in width or depth, nor shall exceed seven feet (7’) in height, which is used for the donation
of clothing. Said structure or container shall be of adequate weight to withstand typical weather conditions as to
not be moved within a parking lot by wind. The structure or container must be built substantially enough, as to
not pose any public threat, and be painted or finished of earth tones and in a way that is visually coherent and
conducive to its environment. For the purpose of this Section, earth tones shall be understood to consist of darker
and pastel shades of the color spectrum, which may generally be found in the natural environment. These colors
shall not generally consist of the vibrants or fluorescents of the color spectrum.
2) Permit Required It shall be unlawful for any person, organization or entity to place and/or operate a Clothing
Donation Container within the City of Bedford without having first obtained a permit pursuant to this Section.
a. Any person, organization or entity seeking a permit under this Section shall file an application on a form to
be furnished by the City containing the following information:
1. Applicant’s name, business/organization name, and business/organization address, phone number,
website (if applicable), name of responsible party, and email address for responsible party;
2. Proof that applicant is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation or has been granted tax exempt status
by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts or registration as a nonprofit organization with the Texas
Secretary of State;
3. Proof of current general liability insurance with coverage limits equal to or greater than ONE MILLION
DOLLARS ($1,000,000), which also adds the City of Bedford as an additional insured and agrees to
indemnify and hold harmless the City of Bedford;
4. Description of the Clothing Donation Container, including drawing(s), size, design, and construction
material, to be covered by the permit;
5. Copy of a site plan showing the proposed location of the Clothing Donation Container on the lot,
including any screening or landscaping proposed;
6. If the applicant is not the owner of the property upon which the Clothing Donation Container is to be
placed, a notarized affidavit from the property owner indicating written consent for placement and
operation of the Clothing Donation Container on the property, and acknowledgment that the property
owner and Clothing Donation Container operator shall be joint and severally liable for any violations of
this Section; and
7. Annual permit fee of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).
b. The City shall either approve or deny the permit application within thirty (30) days of receipt of the completed
application and payment of the annual permit fee. The City shall deny a permit application for one or more
of the following reasons:
1. Failure to provide all information required subsection 2(a) above;
2. City determination that applicant has submitted inaccurate, erroneous or incomplete information;
3. False statement(s) related to material matter(s) made in application for a permit;
4. Refusal or failure to pay the annual permit fee; or
5. Revocation of a permit issued pursuant to this Section within two (2) years preceding the filing of the
application.
c. Any permit issued pursuant to this Section shall be valid for one (1) calendar year from issuance, unless it is
suspended or cancelled earlier. Applicants must re-apply for any renewal(s) of previously issued permits.
d. Any permit issued pursuant to this Section shall be valid only for the specific Clothing Donation Container
described in the permit application. A permit is required for each individual Clothing Donation Container.
e. Any permit issued pursuant to this Section shall automatically expire if the permit holder removes the
Clothing Donation Container from its permitted location, or the property owner(s) request that the Clothing
Donation Container be removed from the property.
f. Any permit issued pursuant to this Section is not assignable or transferrable under any circumstances.
3) Minimum Lot Requirements Clothing Donation Containers shall only be allowed as an ancillary use in any
non-residential zoning district (“S”, “L”, “H”, andI”) on lots greater than five hundred (500) square feet in size.
4) Physical Container Requirements A Clothing Donation Container shall have four walls, a roof and a floor,
and not exceed seven feet (7”) in height, six feet, one inch (61”) in width or depth, or exceed thirty-six (36)
square feet in total area. Its content must be secured and not accessible to anyone other than those responsible for
retrieval of its contents. It must be constructed of a weatherproof or weather resistant material, be of adequate
weight to not be moved by wind, and built substantially enough as to not pose any public threat. It must be painted
or finished of earth tones and in a manner that it visually coherent and conducive to its surrounding environment.
For the purpose of this Section, earth tones shall be understood to consist of darker and pastel shades of the color
spectrum, which may generally be found in the natural environment. These colors shall not generally consist of
the vibrants or fluorescents of the color spectrum.
5) Posting Operator Contact Information A Clothing Donation Container shall contain upon the front side, in
at least two-inch (2”) type, the name, address, phone number, email address and website (if applicable) of the
Clothing Donation Container permit holder and/or operator.
6) On-Site Placement Requirements Clothing Donation Containers shall only be placed on a property subject to
the following conditions:
a. Only one (1) Clothing Donation Container shall be placed on a single parcel of property.
b. A Clothing Donation Container shall be placed on a platted lot.
c. A Clothing Donation Container shall be placed behind all applicable setbacks as required by the Bedford
Zoning Ordinance.
d. A Clothing Donation Container shall be placed on an improved surface.
e. A Clothing Donation Container shall be located in a manner that it does not impede vehicular or pedestrian
traffic, nor visually impair any motor vehicle drivers from a public street.
f. A Clothing Donation Container shall be located in a manner that it does not interfere with vehicle entrances
or exits, on-street parking, or off-street parking maneuvering area, such that the Clothing Donation Container
may cause safety hazards and/or unnecessarily inconvenience vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
g. A Clothing Donation Container shall not be located in any parking space required to meet the minimum
parking requirements for a site and may not be located in any platted or dedicated access easements or fire
lanes.
h. A Clothing Donation Container shall not be located in any required landscaped area or buffer yard area, and
shall not be located within fifty feat (50’) of a property being used for residential purposes.
i. A Clothing Donation Container shall be placed at least two hundred feet (200’) away from another Clothing
Donation Container located on adjacent lots.
j. A Clothing Donation Container shall be located in a manner that it does not pose a safety hazard with regards
to a designated fire lane or building exit.
k. Clothing Donation Containers must comply with any other requirements imposed as part of the site plan
approved for the property.
l. No specific landscaping, screening fences or walls are required around Clothing Donation Containers, but
aesthetically pleasing site design considerations are encouraged.
7) Service and Maintenance Requirements - Clothing Donation Containers shall only be placed on a property
subject to the following conditions:
a. A Clothing Donation Container shall be maintained in good condition and appearance, and be free of any
structural damage or defects, holes, visible rust, or graffiti.
b. A Clothing Donation Container shall be serviced and emptied as necessary, but in no event, shall the Clothing
Donation Container be serviced and emptied less than once every seven (7) days. A Clothing Donation
Container operator and/or property owner shall have twenty-four (24) hours from receiving notice from the
City to service and empty the Clothing Donation Container. Failure to service and empty the Clothing
Donation Container within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of notice from the City shall constitute a
violation of this Section.
c. A Clothing Donation Container shall maintain, or cause to be maintained a ten (10) foot radius area
surrounding the Clothing Donation Container free from any trash, debris or other material. A Clothing
Donation Container operator and/or property owner shall have twenty-four (24) hours from receiving notice
from the City to remove any trash, debris or other material from and around the Clothing Donation Container.
If the Clothing Donation Container operator and/or property owner fail to do so, the City may remove or
cause to be removed any such trash, debris or material at the Clothing Donation Container operator’s and/or
property owner’s expense.
8) Violations Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon conviction shall be fined in accordance with Section 1-7 of the City of Bedford Code of Ordinances.
Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense. Both the Clothing Donation Container operator and
property owner shall be jointly and severally liable for any violations under this Section.
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