Code Enforcement

MAIN NUMBER & HELP DESK 727-547-4575 ext. 232
communityimprovement@mytreasureisland.org
To report code violations after hours, weekends or holidays, call the Treasure Island Police Department at 727-547-4595

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code_spyThe Enforcement Division's responsibility addresses such items as inoperative cars and trucks, trash and debris, high grass and weeds, commercial and recreational vehicles in residential areas, minimum housing standards and the zoning code, including sign regulations. If you should call in a code violation, your complaint will be assigned a number and an officer will visit the property in question. If the investigation verifies that a violation does exist an enforcement case will be opened. The case number will be assigned and you will be able to track the case progress by referring to this number whenever you call.

To file a complaint, call the number listed above or fill out the code violation form HERE.

GENERAL ZONING
Zoning regulates the uses of a property. Residential zones are generally for homes and their accessory uses. Commercial zones are typically for business. Some of the more typical zoning violations include businesses in a residential zone (however, some home occupations may be allowed), excessive outside storage of items, and structures placed within minimum setbacks.

SIGNS

This section of the zoning code addresses the size, height, location and numbers of signs on property in Treasure Island. Allowable signage is based upon factors that include what a property is zoned, length of building frontage and the type of sign.

SHEDS & ACCESORY STRUCTURES

All structures must be placed on a lot so that they "set back" a specific distance from any property line. The zoning of the parcel, the size of the structure and where on the lot it is proposed, all govern placement of buildings.

FENCES

The maximum height for a fence or wall on a residential property line is 7 feet. However, any portion of the fence that extends beyond the front building setback cannot exceed 3 feet in height.

TRASH & DEBRIS

It is illegal to accumulate or allow to be accumulated any excess trash, debris, garbage, junk, or refuse on any property in Treasure Island. Basically you cannot accumulate or collect these materials in your yard, or allow others to dump on property you own.

INOPERATIVE VEHICLES

The Code of Ordinances requires that, if a vehicle is parked or stored on public or private property in the City of Treasure Island, the vehicle must be in a condition that it will start and move under its own power. If the vehicle is completely inside a closed garage, it is exempt. Vehicles parked or stored on property in the RU-75 Land Use District, must be parked on a driveway and may not be in a yard. If a vehicle is parked or stored on public property, a street for example, it must be currently registered as required by the state.

LOT MOWING

All developed properties (vacant or occupied) must be maintained. Property with grasses and weeds that grow to a height of 6 inches over the majority of the lot is a violation. If a violation is found, a Notice of Violation is sent to the owners of the property.

MINIMUM HOUSING

The Housing Code applies to structures on residential properties. It sets minimum standards for dwellings and accessory structures, like sheds and pools. The Code addresses the structural and/or electrical safety of a residence as well as the things that may negatively impact neighborhood property values, such as badly peeling paint or houses in a general state of disrepair.