Property Maintenance Code

opens in a new windowDIVISION 3. – CITY PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

Sec. 10-92. – Purpose

  1. The purpose of this division is to protect the comfort, health, repose, safety, and general welfare of residents of the city by establishing minimum property and building maintenance standards; and providing for the abatement of nuisances affecting the general public.
  2. The maintenance and nuisance standards in this article are supplemental to standards that are found in portions of the Land Development Code and in other ordinances adopted by the city.
  3. The term “landowner,” as used throughout the property maintenance code, shall mean the property owner as used in F.S. § 162.06, but may also be a tenant or other person if it is able to be documented that they have control and rights to use the property from the owner under the name listed as owner by the county property appraiser. Code enforcement has the authority pursuant to this article to cite for violations any alleged violator with the property under their control, with any owner transferring the property needing to adhere to the strict requirements of F.S. § 162.06(5).