Shipping Containers

Whenever you are planning to place a shipping container within the City of Yorkton, you must apply for a shipping container permit.

Shipping Container Application

Permanent shipping container permit requirements

  • Completed shipping container application submitted to our Building Services department
  • Must meet the City's regulations for zoning
  • Must follow the National Building and Fire Codes including existing shipping containers
  • Only allowed in commercial and industrial areas
  • No stacking of shipping containers
  • Cannot create a hazard
  • Cannot block any:
    • exits
    • windows
    • on-street parking spaces
    • required off-street parking spaces
    • driveways
    • access to public utilities
  • Multiple shipping containers placed together under 600 square meters (6458 square feet) must have a foundation or group anchors that meet the required setbacks of a building
  • Subject to a tax assessment when exceeding 9.92 square meters (100 square feet)
  • No advertising on shipping containers
  • Not allowed for screening or fencing usage
  • Kept clean and well maintained
  • Placed in an orderly manner
  • No storage of junk, trash or hazardous materials

Temporary shipping container permit requirements

  • Completed shipping container application submitted to the Building Services department
  • Total floor space cannot exceed 59.94 square meters (645 square feet)
  • No stacking of shipping containers
  • Cannot create a hazard
  • Cannot block any exits, windows, on-street parking spaces, or access to public utilities
  • Kept clean and well maintained
  • Placed in an orderly manner

Fees

Our fees are described as per our bylaw.

Residential zones

Temporary use only

Permit typePermit fee

1 to 2 months

$50 per month

3 to 11 months

$150 per month

12 plus months

$500 per month

SAMA inspection fee (if applicable)

$20

Commercial and industrial zones

Temporary use

Permit typePermit fee

Minimum fee

$75 per unit (if there is no building permit)

SAMA inspection fee (if applicable)

$20

Permanent use

Permit typePermit fee

Minimum fee

$75 for the first four units

Additional units

$75 per unit

Storm water management fees

Dependent on property and shipping container(s)

SAMA inspection fee (if applicable)

$20