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Dry conditions have resulted in a burn ban and water restrictions in the City of North Port. More info click here

Code Enforcement Look-up any case or cases entered by the City of North Port's Property Standards Division.

Code Enforcement Hearing information.

Code Enforcement Agenda's & Meeting Minutes

Pay Online in some Code Enforcement cases, fees may be paid online.

Register Abandoned Real Estate 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.

Report A Violation Online through "North RePort", or download from your phones app store. The City of North Port is excited to announce the launching of “North RePort”! The new platform will easily allow citizens to report issues, request, and track services. The free app also makes it easier to connect with the City’s award winning web and social media pages. >>>> WATCH THE VIDEO <<<< for details on how to get and download! Another option to report a violation is by completing a Complaint Form then Fax to (941) 429-7195 or mail Attention: Property Standards, 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port FL 34286. If you would like to call (941) 429-7186 it will be our pleasure to help. Our Inspectors will investigate an alleged code violation. Some of the most common code violations are listed below.

Lien Search Are you planning to sell, buy or refinance property in the City of North Port? See if the property has any Liens, Bills, and Active Cases on it.

Lien Relief Application 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.

Search Address, Owner or Parcel ID See property information by Sarasota County Property Appraiser.

Search City of North Port Publications City of North Port Code / Unified Land Development Code.

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About the Property Standards Division

The Property Standards Division's role is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of North Port residents and assist in maintaining community standards. Property Standards 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.


Common Code Violations

Accumulation of Debris - It is unlawful for any owner of an occupied, unoccupied, or undeveloped lot to accumulate or permit the accumulation of, including but not limited to, lumber, building materials, tires, parts of vehicles, inoperable vehicles, unusable household items, or any other items or equipment which create a breeding place for any vermin or mosquitoes, emit noxious odors or create a public nuisance or other unsanitary or unsafe conditions or create a fire and/or health hazard or, in general appearance and condition, create a slum appearance which tends to have a decreasing value effect on the neighboring property and premises.

Assigned Numbers - Must be placed on residence visible from the street. Addresses must be in number form at least 3 inches in height, in contrasting color to the background.

Parking & Storage of Certain Vehicles - Vehicles visible on any property must have a current license plate. Vehicles must be operable. Semi-truck cab and/or trailer, dump truck, wreckers, bucket trucks, construction equipment, heavy equipment tractor, trucks with stake beds, vehicles converted for the sale of food, or any commercial vehicle that is in excess of 6,000 pounds empty vehicle weight are prohibited from parking in residential area or in the City right-of-way.

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.

Impinging Growth - It shall be unlawful for any owner of a developed or undeveloped lot to permit the excessive growth of shrubs, trees, bushes or any other natural or cultivated species of foliage beyond the legal confines of held lot so as to impinge upon a public right-of-way such as sidewalks and/or streets.

Automated Garbage Container (AGC) & Recycle Bins - 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 law at the expense of the owner or other responsible party, or both.


Irrigation Guidelines

Residents of even-numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursday and/or Sunday.
Residents of odd-numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and/or Saturday.
No irrigation is allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Initial violations will be punishable by a warning. Additional violations will result in fines.