How tall can my grass grow before it would be a violation?
All overgrowth of grass, weeds, uncultivated vegetation in excess of twelve inches, over a discernible portion of the property, would be considered a violation.
Can I keep a vehicle that is inoperable or unlicensed?
You may have one vehicle that is inoperable or unlicensed inside a fully enclosed structure such as a garage. All other vehicles to include trailers, boats, must have a valid tag on them and be fully operable to remain on any property in the city.
Can my neighbor store piles of junk, boxes and totes outside?
Outside storage of junk, indoor furniture, trash, totes, boxes, car parts, dismantled machinery etc. may be NOT be stored outside on any residential property and on most commercial properties.
Can I park or store a commercial vehicle or trailer at my house?
Yes, you may store the commercial vehicle, or trailer at your residential property (single-family, duplex and triplex properties) if the vehicle is under 11,000 lbs., operable with a valid tag, and parked off the frontal setback 20 feet from the right of way in front of your home. No commercial vehicles may be parked on city streets or right of ways unless the vehicle is being used on a professional job in the daily course of business. No semi tractors or trailers are allowed to be parked or stored on any residential property. If your home is in a complex of four units or more, the vehicle or trailer can be stored on the property as long as it is stored out of the right of way.
Can my neighbor run a business from their home?
They can obtain a "Home Office of Convenience" Business Tax Receipt for certain types of businesses being run from a residence, however this is used as a home office and needs to be transparent to the neighborhood.
Can I park or store my boat or personal watercraft on my property?
Yes, however, the boat or personal watercraft and any associated trailer, must be off of the frontal setback at least 20 feet, and must remain operable and fully licensed with all current tags.
Can I post signs on utility poles or in the right of ways?
No signs may not be placed in the right of way, medians or on utility poles at anytime. Unfortunately, signage is a safety hazard for drivers in high traffic areas.
Can I make repairs to my vehicle on my property?
Yes, you can make minor vehicle repairs such as changing the spark plugs, tire changes or oil changes. You can not do major repairs like dropping the transmission, engine, removing body parts unless it is done inside a fully enclosed garage or structure.
What do I do about noise coming from a business or neighboring residence?
Code Enforcement Officers can respond during regular business hours and take noise readings to see if it is a violation. Other than Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4pm you would need to contact the non emergency number for the Largo Police Department (727)587-6730 and they will respond to the complaint. This would include barking dogs, roosters, and loud machinery.
Where can I sell my vehicle in Largo?
You may sell your vehicle only on the property that is listed on the vehicle's registration or at a fully licensed car lot. This is to keep the street corners and parking lots from becoming an eyesore with a multitude of vehicles for sale.
My neighbor leaves his trash can at the curb all week. Is this a violation?
Yes, the trash container must be placed at the curb no earlier than 7pm the evening before trash pickup and must be brought back to the side of the house or inside the garage or carport by 7pm the day of trash pick up. This does not include bulk waste placed at the curb for removal.
How do I watch a live or previous Code Enforcement Board Meeting?
You can watch live and previous Code Enforcement Board meetings on desktop and portable devices by visiting Largo.com/LiveTV.
What is a Special Magistrate?
The Special Magistrate is similar to Code Enforcement, but applies to commercial code violations. The Special Magistrate was established in 2016 as an additional means to resolve City code enforcement issues that could not be resolved administratively. Cases are adjudicated by a single individual, called a Special Magistrate. The Special Magistrate operates in accordance with Chapter 162, Florida Statutes, and is a member of the Florida Bar. The Magistrate meets monthly to conduct hearings and is authorized to levy fines for violations of City codes.