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Property Checklist

The information listed below will help you evaluate your property.  Please review this information and take steps to be a responsible property owner.

Structures

Repair rotted wood, broken or missing boards, siding or shingles and make all exterior parts weather tight, rodent proof and sound.  Exteriors must be resistant to water and be covered with paint, siding, or brick that is in good condition.

Inspect:

  • Exterior walls
  • Roof parts including rafters, soffits, fascia
  • Roof covering
  • Railings on stairs, elevated landings and porches
  • Fences (should be in good repair and legal height)

Keep housing structures safe, sanitary, in good repair and sound condition.  Inspect both interior and exterior:

  • Walls, ceilings, floors
  • Plumbing pipes and fixtures
  • Windows and screens

Additionally, ensure that:

  • Garbage is properly disposed of
  • There are no areas where stagnant water collects and breeds mosquitoes

Yard Maintenance

  • Mow the lawn
  • Edge or remove growth from sidewalks, curb lines, gutters

Bulk Trash

The City has quarterly bulk trash service for residential customers.  Additional details, including the current yearly schedule, are available in the Public Works section of this website.  Bulk trash information is available by calling 954-385-2600.

Storage

  • Store furniture, building materials, junk, disabled or untagged automobiles, refrigerators, freezers and auto parts inside of a legally constructed, fully enclosed structure.
  • No trailers, boats or habitable motor vehicles of any nature shall be parked or stored on any property unless in a fully enclosed garage, with the exception of routine cleaning, loading or unloading.

Paving / Parking

Driveways, steps, sidewalks and other paved areas must be in good repair and free of debris.

No vehicles shall be parked on front, side, or rear lawns when visible from any adjacent street or neighboring property.

Vehicles may park on swales within the public right-of-way, in the direction of traffic, provided that vehicles shall not block access to driveways, and shall not be parked on or across sidewalks, or over a catch basin.

Commercial vehicles shall not be parked or stored on any property unless in a fully enclosed garage.  They may be temporarily parked throughout the day during periods of approved construction permitted by the City's Building Department, or when being used for pick-up or delivery or during the delivery of commercial services.

Business Activities in Residential Areas

Home-based businesses must be properly licensed with a Business Tax Receipt (BTR) and must meet strict criteria.  No traffic or outside display may occur at the residence and the occupation must be clearly secondary to the use of the property as a home.  Call the City's Business Tax Coordinator at 954-385-2000 for additional information.