A couple of weeks ago I was stopped at a traffic light at the corner of State Road 54 and Dean Dairy Road. There were 18+ push-in signs and signs tacked to telephone poles advertising homes for rent, yard sales, people buying diabetic test strips, short sale help, etc. 18! What an ugly mess. They obscured the views of many people who need to make turns there. Dangerous to say the least.
So I went to the county website and found that it was as easy as can be to report a violation of an ordinance, like the county's sign ordinance. In must a matter of a few days, the corner was completely devoid of all of the illegal signs. Kudos to them for their rapid and efficient work!
Of course you can also report other violations as well. Your neighbor's overgrown lawn, garbage accumulations, dead animals in the road, Just click on the following link: Report Code Violations in Pasco County You will see a list of items that cover about anything you could need to report. You can also call them on the phone at: 727-847-8171
They will ask you to register before filing your complaint, but I suppose that just makes sense. Would not be reasonable for someone in Polk or Lake County to make a code violation report. So they just ask you for basic information that confirms your residency.
So use this if you need it. I had one set of sellers whose neighbors had built a target range on their land, even though this was not legal on a lot of less than 10 acres. Kind of makes sense if you are going to fire off AK47's, right? In any case, the county took care of the matter. The ordinances are in place to protect you and the value of your properties.
As a side note, before you make changes to your own homes, be sure that they comply with the county ordinances. Your pygmy goats on a 1/4 acre lot may get their walking papers. So check out things ahead of time so YOU do not become the subject of a code violation.
Do keep in mind that if you live in one of the incorporated areas of the county, like Dade City, San Antonio, and Zephyrhills, you will likely need to speak with their code enforcement departments since I believe that they are separate from the county's and will likely have variations on their codes.
If you need more information concerning real estate matters, call John Elwell at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. 813-783-4444 or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit my webpage at: www.jelwell.century21bnr.com Licensed in Florida.