Frequently Asked Questions

Q. It is okay to park my car on the grass in the rear yard?

A. Yes, as long as the vehicle has a current tag and is operable. A vehicle may be parked in the front, side or rear yard.

Q. Do I need a permit to install a shed?

A. Yes, a Building Permit is necessary, however specific questions regarding permit requirements should be directed to the Building Division at (352) 527-5310.

Q. Does the Land Development Code prohibit attaching garage sale and yard sale signs to utility poles and street signs?

A. Yes, attaching any sign to utility poles or street signs is prohibited. Garage sale and yard sale signs should be placed on private property only with the permission of the property owner.

Q. Is my neighbor’s tree limb hanging over my house a code violation?

A. No, the Code regulates hedges and trees that constitute corner sight obstructions or that obstruct sidewalks or vehicular access to the alley. Overgrown hedges and limbs between properties are not a violation of the Land Development Code.

Q. Does the Land Development Code specify where garbage receptacles are to be stored?

A. No, the Nuisance Ordinance requires garbage must be maintained in an appropriate receptacle and not allowed to overflow.

Q. Does Code Compliance have authority to enter private property and issue an immediate fine for non-compliance?

A. No, not without permission of the property owner. When a violation is issued, a reasonable amount of time must be allowed to come into compliance. A Special Master may assess a fine for non-compliance.

Q. Does the Land Development Code require that boats, utility trailers and recreational vehicles be parked in the rear of the property?

A. No, boats, utility trailers, and recreational vehicles are required to be operable and properly registered. The Nuisance Ordinance does not designate where these vehicles may be parked.

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