Top 10 Code Violations

Building Permits

Most improvements to structures require building permits, including fences, patios and driveways. Before beginning any improvement project, contact the Building Department at 561-841-3365 to determine whether permits are required for your project.

Maintenance of Structures

All areas of the building and premises exposed to public view shall be maintained in a condition that shall not show evidence of deterioration. All building exterior wall surfaces shall be kept free of faded or chipped paint, and must be repainted, recovered or cleaned when 25% or more of any exposed surface becomes discolored or is peeling.

Landscape Maintenance

Landscaping shall be maintained to present a healthy, neat and orderly appearance, with regular irrigation and fertilization. All roadways, curbs and sidewalks shall be edged to prevent encroachment from the adjacent turf areas.

Boats & Recreational Vehicles

Parked equipment shall be stored in the rear yard or in the side yard behind the front line of the house and screened from view of adjacent properties and street right of way by an opaque wall, fence, gate or planted hedge to a height of 6 feet and to the length and width of the equipment.

Motor Vehicle Registration

All motor vehicles parked or stored within the Village must have affixed a current license registration tag as required by the state.

Automobile Parking

Vehicles are to be parked and stored on a durable surface only. Parking on the grassed areas of a residential property, excluding the swale, is prohibited.

Public Nuisance

The presence of an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, inoperative, rusted, junked or partially dismantled boat, trailer, machinery, appliance, plumbing fixture or any similar article of any kind or parts thereof on private or public property or any such motor vehicle on private property is considered a public nuisance.

Advertising Signs

Business advertising signs require Village approval. Business windows signs may not exceed 10% of the total window area. Placement of advertising signs is prohibited upon public property.

Temporary Signs

Only certain types of temporary signs are allowed in the Village. Real estate for sale signs, signs to identify construction in progress, to announce temporary uses such as grand openings, carnivals and garage sales, and political signs. Placement of temporary signs upon public property is prohibited. Public property includes the Village:

  • Medians
  • Roadways
  • Sidewalks
  • Streetlight poles
  • Swales
  • Utility poles

Swimming Pools

All swimming pools in the Village must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. A barrier, fence or screen enclosure shall surround a swimming pool as specified in the Residential Swimming Pool Enclosure section of the Florida Building Code. Installations of swimming pool barriers require building permits and inspections.