Dunkirk, NY asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for New York

Q: Can I be imprisoned and fined $1000 for putting a dumpster in my driveway for 10 days! Im being discriminated

No one else in town has to be fined it even says so in an article the town put in the post journal! It is my first offense and they stated that no fines for first time offender I have a dumpster so I can dispose of things because I’moving and a trailer that I put unwanted things in to take to the dump y am I being threatened with fine and imprisonments for trying to clean up and better my situations! No one else in town has recieved these unjust punishments for use of private property are my rights being violated and is this legal! Can I really be thrown in jail for a dumpster in my driveway and a trailer that is loaded to be taken to dump! There is no garbage in my yard and I only intend to have this dumpster for a maximum of 2 weeks! I believe I’m being discriminated against and bullied also I feel I’ve been threatened and my civil rights taken from me

1 Lawyer Answer
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I don't know where you reside, but dumpsters are often regulated at a local/township level. Some cities have ordinances that require you to obtain a "dumpster permit" even if it will be placed on your private property. You may want to contact your local/city/municipal township for any requirement. If there is any requirement, non-compliance thereof will probably lead to some penalties.

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