Answers to Commonly Asked Code Related Questions
The following information has been developed to address some of the most frequently asked questions regarding code violations.
These guidelines are necessary to preserve the integrity of the community, maintain higher property values, and improve the quality of life for all Miramar residents.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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. Trees should have at least 4’ feet of clear trunk.
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 properly dispose of tree limbs and other bulk trash?
The City provides trash pickup twice a week. The days vary based on your location in the city. They also provide bulk trash pickup services once a month. Please call the Helpline, 954-602-4357, to obtain your pickup days. Construction debris (plywood, lumber, etc.) and hazardous materials are not accepted at these times. A county transfer station will accept hazardous household waste at no charge every Friday and Saturday, from 8 am to 3 pm.
The nearest facility is at:
5601 West Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hollywood
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.
You may download the Alarm Registration Application and Flyer in (PDF)
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.