Avoiding Common Code Violations

Be a good neighbor by preventing the following common code violations from happening on your property:

Deterioration of Structures

Deteriorated Structure

  Maintenance of a structure is the responsibility of the property owner/resident. All exterior surfaces of your home should be free of any deterioration, such as peeling or chipping paint, signs of mildew, discoloration, damaged or missing doors, windows and rotten wood and fascia boards.
Sec. 39-133(e)


Junk, Trash, Rubbish & Abandoned Items

Junk, Trash, Rubbish & Abandoned Items 

Accumulation of junk and debris such as appliances, furniture, auto parts, tires, vegetation cuttings, building materials, and other trash cannot be left in the yard or public right-of-way areas.
Sec. 39-133(a)

Trash containers and bulk items should not be placed out for collection more than 24 hours prior to your garbage day. 
Sec. 39-275(3)(f)


Inoperable Vehicles

 Inoperable Vehicle Motor vehicles, including passenger automobiles, RV’s, and trailers, are required to be in operable, street-worthy condition unless kept in a fully enclosed structure, such as a garage. An inoperable vehicle is one that is unable to start and be driven under its own power or showing signs of disrepair which renders it unable to be operated on the public street, such as flat tires or missing parts.
Sec. 39-275(6)(d)


Junk Vehicles & Vessels

 Junk Vehicles Wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled and inoperative motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, trailers, and vessels are not to be stored in view from public areas and adjacent properties. Junk vehicles must be kept in a garage of removed from property.
Sec. 39-133(a)


Lots, Lawns & Swale Maintenance

 Lots, Lawns & Swale Maintenance Yard maintenance is the responsibility of every property owner/resident and includes the maintenance of the grassy swale area between the sidewalk and the street.  Grass should be no taller than six (6) inches tall and maintained in a weed-free condition; required landscaping, such as trees and shrubs must be maintained. 
Sec. 39-85


Repair of Motor Vehicles in Residential Areas

Repair of Motor Vehicle in a Residential Area

Major auto repair in residential areas is not permitted.  Only mechanical repairs to private passenger vehicles belonging to occupants of a dwelling are permitted inside of a residential garage.

Only minor repairs limited to tire, battery, sparkplug, or oil replacement may be performed in a carport or in the open air on a driveway.
Sec. 39-275(10)


Unpermitted Structures

Unpermitted Structure No building, structure or addition should be constructed, erected, or altered unless required permits are first obtained for such work. Most permanent structures, such as canopies and sheds, also require compliance with the zoning code and must meet setback requirements, height limits, and separation distances. Work done without permits may be required to be removed if unable to pass inspections.
Sec. 39-15


Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Vehicles Commercial vehicles and equipment are not permitted to be stored on residential property or in residential areas unless they can be concealed or stored in a completely enclosed structure, garage or carport. Only one (1) commercial vehicle weighing less than 5,000 lbs. is allowed on residential property. 
Sec. 39-275(7)(a)1


Prohibited Outside Storage

Prohibited Outside Storage Outdoor storage of items such as household appliances, engine parts, engine lifts, indoor furniture, commercial goods, broken patio furniture, and any items which are not designed for outdoor use is strictly prohibited. The items are not only unsightly, but can become hazardous during high wind conditions. 
Sec. 39-275(6)(b)


Broward County Code of Ordinances: Ch. 5: Building Regulations and Land Use
Broward County Code of Ordinances: Ch. 39: Zoning
Broward Housing Council
Citizen's Guide to Community Code Compliance​​​

CentralCountyCRA ​​​​​