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On any corner lot, no structure or shrubbery shall obstruct sightlines at the street intersection. Structures and shrubbery shall be kept clear within a visual clearance triangle extending 25 feet back from the corner of the intersecting right-of-way lines.
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During Daylight Savings Time – irrigation is allowed two days a week from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.• Odd numbered addresses may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays• Even numbered addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays
During Eastern Standard Time – allowed one day per week from the first Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March.• Odd numbered addresses may water on Saturdays• Even numbered addresses may water on Sundays
Watering should be only as needed and only before 10 AM or after 4 PM.
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Yes, the Town of Ponce Inlet requires those renting their home or condominium to first apply for and obtain a rental permit from the Town. The rental permit must be renewed annually as long as the property is being offered for rent.
An application fee of $400 is required with the permit application for all rentals, along with $100 for the rental property maintenance inspection. An additional $50 fire inspection fee is required for short-term rentals. These fees are assessed annually.
Yes, additional items required as part of the permitting process include –
• A valid and current Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) sales tax identification number under F.S. Ch 212.
• A valid and current license issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) under Ch. 509, FL Statutes for short-term rentals and long-term rentals of six months or less. A current lease of six months or greater is exempt from lodging license requirements under Ch. 509.
• Prior to issuance of a Rental Permit, an annual maintenance inspection must be completed. Additionally, short-term rentals must complete an annual fire safety inspection conducted during the maintenance inspection.
• Each rental property owner is required to file with the Town an Annual Report of Tenants by February 1st of each year. This reporting form is included with the Rental Permit Application for your use.
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The Town allows all residential properties to be rented for a minimum of 28 consecutive days (considered long-term rental). A limited number of properties are allowed to rent “short term,” for less than 28 consecutive days at a time. Note that short-term rentals are restricted to the following addresses:
Please review the appropriate governing documents of your condominium to determine whether rentals are restricted in any manner. Issuance of a short-term rental permit by the Town does not in any manner replace or supersede the private covenants and restrictions of your condominium.
The Town’s zoning code does not allow single-family homes to be rented short-term (anything less than 28 consecutive days); however, a limited number of condominiums are allowed to do so with proper rental permits. If you suspect someone is renting, advertising to rent, or planning to rent then please contact the Rental Housing Inspector to verify whether they are properly permitted. Rental permits are required for both short-term and long-term rentals.
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All motor vehicles being repaired within residentially zoned areas of the town must be currently registered to the property owner or resident of the property, and any such repair must be performed in an enclosed garage or carport. All unlicensed or inoperable vehicles must be parked in an enclosed garage or carport at all times.
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Temporary parking of recreational vehicles, watercraft, and/or trailers is allowed in the driveway for a maximum period of 72 consecutive hours per consecutive seven-day period. Dead storage in the abutting public right-of-way shall not exceed 24 hours.
After that time has expired, the recreational vehicle, watercraft, or trailer must be either stored in a garage, in one of the side yards behind the front most part of the home, in the rear yard, or removed from the property.
Recreational vehicles, watercraft, or trailers may be stored in the front yard only on lots with extra room in the front yard, where the distance from the home to the front property line exceeds the minimum front setback. Storage in that location is only allowed if the recreational vehicle is screened behind a six-foot tall opaque hedge, wall, or fence.
One election sign for each candidate and/or issue may be displayed on each parcel within the Town. Lots with multiple street frontages, such as corner lots, may have one such sign for each frontage. The sign may either be freestanding or attached to the building. If the parcel is in a residential zone, the sign may not exceed four square feet in sign area and four feet in height. For non-residential parcels, the sign may not exceed 16 square feet in area and six feet in height. Election signs are not allowed in the right-of-way. The signs must also be removed within seven calendar days after the election has concluded.
Grass, leaves, twigs, branches, yard trimmings, etc., must be piled neatly on the pavement or next to the street line so that it may be easily picked up by the Town’s waste contractors. No such piling is allowed in the street or gutter, where water may wash it into other locations. Large tree branches or trunks must be cut into lengths no greater than four feet and with a maximum weight of 40 pounds, or else they will not be picked up. Yard debris piles shall not obstruct traffic on any road or sidewalk.
All exterior surfaces (including but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trims, balconies, decks, and fences) shall be maintained in good condition. Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay-resistant wood, shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment. Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated, and surfaces repainted. All siding and masonry joints, as well as those between building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors, and skylights, shall be maintained weather resistant and watertight. All metal surfaces shall be coated to inhibit rust or corrosion, and all surfaces with rust or corrosion shall be stabilized and coated to inhibit further rust and corrosion. Oxidation stains shall be removed from exterior surfaces. Surfaces designed for stabilization by oxidation are exempt from this requirement.
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Swimming pools shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and in good repair. Private swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas, containing water more than 24 inches in depth shall be surrounded by a fence or barrier not less than 48 inches in height above the finish ground level measured on the side of the barrier away from the pool. Gates and doors in such barriers shall be self-closing and self-latching.
Where the self-latching device is less than 54 inches above the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate. Self-closing and self-latching gates shall be maintained such that the gate will positively close and latch when released from an open position of 6 inches from the gate post. An existing pool enclosure shall not be removed, replaced, or changed in a manner that reduces its effectiveness as a safety barrier.
Per the Chapter 1 of the Florida Building Code:
Any owner or owner’s authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be performed, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
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Contact Code Enforcement staff to inspect the building. The Town cannot enforce the landlord/owner to bring the property into compliance until the building has been inspected first to verify and document what the violation is. If you suspect your home is in violation, you may formally request an inspection so that the Town can determine if actions need to be taken. If the property is in violation, the owner/landlord will be contacted to bring the property into compliance. If the violations continue, then the matter will be brought before the Code Enforcement Board.
There are a few ways to have a lien released. First and foremost, the property needs to come into compliance. Once it is in compliance, the fees and fines associated with the lien can be paid and a release of lien will be drawn up. You cannot have a release of lien until all outstanding charges have been paid in full. You may also make a request to the Town Council for a lien reduction. If the Council, in its discretion, votes to grant a reduction, the final amount due will need to be paid in full, after which a release of lien document will be prepared.