About the Code Enforcement Division
Our role is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of North Port residents by maintaining community standards. Code Enforcement Inspectors are proactive and will inform property owners of a violation of any North Port City Code, Unified Land Development Code, or Florida Building Code. Violations of codes may be presented to the Code Enforcement Hearing where a Hearing Officer will listen and make a decision on alleged violations.
Compliance with Chapter 42, Section 74, requires that any party responsible for abandoned real property must register that property with the City. This registration fee is $150.00.
This program aims to encourage property owners to bring properties into compliance with all Code violations. Contact the Lien Specialist for assistance (941) 429-7261.
See property information by Sarasota County Property Appraiser.
To learn more about Code Enforcement's role in Neighborhood Development Services, click on this power point.
Parking and storage of certain vehicles on residential lots - Executed Ordinance No. 2018-09 has created Chapter 59 - Property Standards in the North Port City Code. This flyer will provide some bullet points regarding the new Code.
P.O.D. units are permitted on residential properties for a period of seven days. If storage is required for a longer period of time, a permit is required and applicable guidelines are enforced.
Grass / Weeds - It shall be unlawful for any owner to permit the excessive growth of sodded or seeded grass areas in excess of 12 inches in height on an improved or developed lot.
Solid Waste Containers - May be placed at the street after 6:00 P.M. the day before scheduled pick-up and must be properly stored by 10:00 P.M. the day of pick-up (bins may not be stored in front of residence).
Abandoned Property - The City has established a process to address the health, safety and welfare issues and economic burdens affecting the City caused by the abandonment of real property located within the City. The mechanism established for this purpose is designed to protect neighborhoods from becoming blighted through lack of adequate maintenance and security. Chapter 42, Abandoned Property, City Code, requires that properties shall be kept free of weeds, overgrown brush, dead vegetation, trash, junk, debris, building materials, any accumulation of newspapers, circulars, flyers, notices (except those required by federal, state or local law), discarded personal items including, but not limited to, furniture, clothing, appliances, graffiti, or any other items that give the appearance that the property is abandoned. All abandoned real property in the City is declared to be a public nuisance. Failure of a responsible party, as defined in Chapter 42 (City Ordinance 2009-09), to comply with the requirements of this article shall constitute a continuing public nuisance, which may be abated by the City as provided by