Top 10 Common Violations

Top 10 Common Violations

Top 10 Common Violations

Below is a list of the top common code violations that property owners are cited for. Use this guide to ensure your property is maintaining the same standards and avoid a future code violation.


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Address Numerals

House address numbers not displayed or visible from the street. Refer to your local municipality for any address numeral requirements. For example, in Oakland Park address numerals at least 3 inches high are required to be installed on all residential buildings with 4 dwelling units or less, all other residential and nonresidential buildings shall have address at least 10 inches high.

If street lights are out and there are emergency needs, the police, EMS, or fire department needs to be able to easily identify the house.



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Accumulation of Trash and Debris

Trash and debris may not be left in yards unless it is in the proper locations for collection by a waste hauler. This includes auto parts, appliances, furniture, building materials, garbage, paper, cardboard, tree trimmings, limbs, or other items not suitable for storage in the open.

Improper replacement of trash receptacles.



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Bulk Trash Violations

Bulk trash shall not be placed on the swale for pickup earlier than 48 hours before the start of scheduled bulk trash collection- see the Bulk Pickup Map and Schedule (PDF) for collection days in your neighborhood.



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Boats, Recreational Vehicles, & Trailers

Boats, recreational vehicles (RVs), and trailers in residential areas shall be parked and screened from view on 3 sides unless registered as non-conforming uses with the city.

Not more than I recreational vehicle (Camping trailer, truck camper, and motorhome) shall be parked on an owner’s property at any 1 time. Recreational vehicles shall not exceed 30 feet in length and shall not be occupied, except for the purpose o repair or maintenance, at any time during said parking or storage.



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Inoperable Motor Vehicles

Inoperable and/or derelict vehicles are not permitted. A vehicle is considered inoperable if a current tag isn’t displayed and/or it is not fully equipped to legally and safely operate on public streets.


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Condition of Structures

The maintenance of all structures is the responsibility of the owner. Any deteriorating wood, siding, roof covering, fence, walls, etc. shall be maintained in sound condition and good repair.




Landscape Maintenance Standards

Maintenance of yards and swales/rights-of-way abutting property are the responsibility of the property owner. The right-of-way must be free of obstructions caused by trees, vegetation, or other objects. Landscaping must be maintained.



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Outdoor Storage

Outdoor storage is prohibited. You may not keep indoor furniture, household appliances, auto parts, building materials, or any other similar items outside.



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Pool Fences and Enclosures

All swimming pools are required to have a fence at least 4 feet high or screen enclosure and must meet pool barrier code.



Work Without Permits

It is unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, remove, or demolish any building, structure, or any part thereof; or to change the occupancy of a building from one use group to another without first having field application and obtaining a permit.


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