Code Enforcement

From the City of Fort Lauderdale Code Enforcement Dept. desk…..

Code enforcement staff members attended our May MRTNA General Meeting.

They wrote down all residents code issues/ concerns, and they provided answers to all.

By May 16 the dept will have 4 new officers.

They clarified that all material in carts or for bulk pick-up may only be put out 24 hours before scheduled pick-up date. 

Here other very important information that all residents should know. 

Check Your Property


  • Repair rotted wood, broken or missing boards, siding or shingles and make all exterior parts weather tight, rodent proof and sound. Exteriors must be resistant to water and be covered with paint, siding, or brick that is in good condition. Inspect:
  • Keep housing safe, sanitary, in good repair and sound condition. Inspect both interior and exterior:
  • Walls, ceilings, floors
  • Plumbing pipes and fixtures
  • Windows and screens
  • Make sure that:
  • Address numbers are permanently attached to the house and clearly visible from the street and alley
  • Garbage is disposed of in the appropriate container or removed from the property
  • There are no areas where stagnant water collects and breeds mosquitos

Yard Maintenance

  • Mow the lawn so that grass is six inches or less in height.
  • Edge or remove growth from sidewalks, curb lines, gutters.

Bulk Trash

  • The City has a Bulk Trash Program and Special Bulk pickup service for residential customers who pay for garbage service provided by the City. Bulk trash information is available by calling (954) 828-8000.
  • Place bulk trash on your curb or swale no more than 24 hours in advance of your regularly scheduled pickup day. Putting bulk trash out more than 24 hours in advance could result in receiving a citation from the City.


  • Store furniture, building materials, junk, disabled or untagged automobiles, refrigerators, freezers and auto parts inside of a legally constructed, fully enclosed structure.
  • No parking of commercial equipment (boat and trailer, utility trailer, camper, recreational vehicle) is permitted on the street or the City right-of-way. Some storage may be permitted in private yards under special conditions.

Paving / Parking

  • Driveways, steps, sidewalks and other paved areas must be in good condition and free of debris
  • Vehicles and motorcycles in front yards must be parked on a legally recognized and approved parking surface
  • Commercial vehicles and equipment may not be parked or stored in a residential zoned area between the hours of 9:00pm and 6:00am.

Business Activities

  • Home occupations (any business conducted from your home) must be properly licensed and must meet strict criteria. No traffic or outside display may occur and the occupation must be clearly secondary to the use of the property as a home.

Rental Property

  • Rental property owners with three or more units must have:
  • A Certificate of Occupancy and an Occupational License (Business Tax Receipt).