Answers to Commonly Asked Code Related Questions
How can I report a violation?
Violations may be reported via email to: email@example.com or by calling 954-602-3174.
How can I contact the Supervisor or the Manager of Code Compliance?
Supervisor Gary Nicholson and Manager Robert Morgan may be contacted via email at: CodeAdmin@miramarpd.org or by calling 954-602-3185.
How high can I let my grass grow?
Grass must be mowed regularly and cannot exceed 6 inches in height.
Can I store things outside?
Outside storage of trash, junk or items not intended for outside residential use is prohibited.
A property owner may have (1) one recreational vehicle in good working order on the property that he or she owns. This includes campers, travel trailers, etc. The recreational vehicle should be on a driveway, in an enclosed garage or carport, or within rear or side yard of the residence. Seaworthy boats are allowed as long as they do not exceed 25 feet in length or beam width of 7 feet. Boats must be parked on a driveway, in a carport, in an enclosed garage or in the side or rear yard of the residence. All trailers, boats and vehicles must display a current registration/tag.
Derelict & Inoperable Motor Vehicles
Wrecked, partially dismantled or otherwise inoperable vehicles may not be stored except in a fully enclosed garage. Inoperable vehicles are subject to towing at owner’s expense and property owners fined.
How can I park my vehicles?
Passenger vehicles can be parked in a driveway, carport or garage or on the swale facing the same direction as the flow of traffic. Vehicles may not be parked upon lawns.
What about commercial vehicles?
No commercial vehicles over one ton carrying capacity can be parked in residential areas. The parking and storage of trucks in areas zoned for agriculture, commercial or industrial uses that are not associated with the established business located on the property is prohibited.
What Codes apply to the exterior of my house?
The code requires that your house be painted and kept free of mildew, stains, chipping and peeling paint. The city does not require that you obtain a permit to paint your house. The property should be kept in good overall condition and free of any and all debris or trash. All doors, windows, and shutters should be in good working order. Trash cans should be stored out of view and should only be put at curbside on collection days.
Obstructions on the right of way such as boulders and pyramids are prohibited as they represent safety hazards. Landscaping in the right of way, next to driveways or on corners must be trimmed to allow drivers to view approaching traffic.
May I place a real estate or garage sale sign in front of my home?
All signs are prohibited in the right-of-way and on utility poles, fences, and trees. You may have one real estate sign and one “For Sale” sign on the property. One garage sale sign is allowed on the property during the sale.
How can I get information for garbage and bulk trash and yard waste collection for my area?
The question is answered by the city’s Public Works Department. Please see their website which answers these questions and also provides email and phone contact information, should you have additional questions or need to contact them: click here
Do I have to register my alarm system?
Every person who installs, owns, leases, possesses or operates any burglar alarm system within The City of Miramar is required to register the alarm with the Code Compliance Division of the Miramar Police Department, prior to activating the alarm system. Applications can be obtained from the Code Compliance Division at 2200 Civic Center Place or by calling 954-602-3186. A registration fee of $50.00 must accompany the alarm registration application.
Are there any dog restrictions?
Dogs are not allowed to roam at-will upon any property except its owners, without being properly leashed, nor are they allowed to defecate upon the private property of others or upon city property, unless it is removed promptly by its’ owner.
Swimming Pool Maintenance
Please keep your pool in a safe and sanitary condition at all times, to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It is the responsibility of the property owner and/or occupant to ensure that a safety barrier is in place to prevent unrestrained admittance to the pool.