Accessory Structure Hedge:
Storage areas shall be screened with hedges, walls or fencing materials and be substantially hidden from view and adjacent properties. Such screening shall be deemed necessary and adequate for areas occupied by air-conditioning compressors, pool pumps, transformers, and other similar equipment as well as for the storage of refuse for garbage containers.
Auto Repair in Residential:
Minor vehicle repair of any vehicle of less than ten thousand (10,000) pounds gross weight, (such as tune-ups, lights, changing fluids, starters, alternators, replacement of belts, routine adjustments, and tire changes) is permitted. The maximum time allowed for minor repairs is one (1) day. Automobile repairs such as bodywork and brake and transmission repairs are not permitted in residential areas unless performed inside a residential garage.
Home occupations (any business conducted from your home) must be properly licensed and must meet strict criteria. No traffic or outside display may occur and the occupation must be clearly secondary to the use of the property as a home.
Code Highlights Guide 2015
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Commercial and Recreational Vehicles:
City ordinance prohibits overnight parking of commercial or recreational vehicles in a residential area between 9:00 pm - 6:00 a.m,, Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. It is unlawful to park a lettered company truck, van or other automobile, boat, camper, RV or mobile home in the driveway or on residential property unless it is parked in a garage or carport that is enclosed on three sides. Violators may be cited by the Police Department.
To report a violation, call the Police Department non-emergency number at (954) 344-1800 or visit www.CoralSprings.org/OnlineReporting
Commercial and recreational vehicles many not be parked at a business not associated to the business. Commercial vehicles owned, operated or used by business or operator cannot be parked at the property unless located at the rear of the site, furthest from a public street right-of-way. When no approved parking facilities exist at this location this restriction does not apply.
Condition of Structures/Building Exteriors and Roof:
The maintenance of a structure is the responsibility of the property owner. Any wood, siding, shingles, roof covering, railings, fences, walls, ceilings, porches, doors, windows and screens, and other exterior parts of a structure must be maintained in weather tight, rodent proof, sound condition and good repair.
It is important to keep building exteriors and roofs painted, clean and free of mildew and chipped or faded paint. Once 25% or more of a building's exterior or roof shows signs of deterioration, weathering, discoloration, holes or breaks, it's time to repair, clean or repaint.
Exteriors must be resistant to water and be covered with paint that is in good condition. Keep housing safe, sanitary, in good repair and sound condition. Inspect both interior and exterior: walls, ceilings, floors, plumbing pipes and fixtures, windows and screens.
Remember when painting the exterior of the building a no fee permit is required from Zoning.
Planning & Zoning Contact (954)344-1160
Paint/General Information 954-344-1040
Approved Roof Colors and Roof Materials
Paint Color Approval Application
The property owner is responsible for maintaining secure windows, doors or other openings that cannot be readily opened from the outside. An owner may need to board up a vacant structure if illegal access and criminal activities exist.
Driveways, steps, sidewalks and other paved areas must be in good condition and free of debris
Make sure that: Address numbers are permanently attached to the house and clearly visible from the street, Garbage is disposed of in the appropriate container or removed from the property; there are no areas where stagnant water collects and breeds mosquitoes.
No fence, wall or hedge shall be erected or maintained within a required setback on residential zoned property to a height exceeding four (4) feet in a front yard or street side yard.
The height of fences and walls shall not exceed six (6) feet in a side yard or rear yard except that where the plot line is adjacent to non-residential zoned property.
A building permit must be obtained prior to construction.
In all zoning districts, fences may need to be screened with shrubs along each perimeter adjacent to a street, canal right of way, or other body of water.
Contact Planning & Zoning: (954) 344-1160
Download Fence Manual
A permit is not required to hold a garage or yard sale, but placing signs advertising the sale in medians or right-of-ways or on utility poles or trees is prohibited, and the signs will be removed. You can put a sign on the property where the sale is occurring to attract shoppers. The best way to get people to your garage or yard sale is to place a classified ad in the newspaper.
House Address Numbers:
All residences are required to have (3) three-inch to (9) nine-inch address numbers posted on the building in a location visible from the street, and where trees are not blocking street numbers. Businesses are required to post address numbers on front and rear entrances. Address numbers are a life safety requirement.
Inoperative Motor Vehicles:
Inoperative motor vehicles cannot be stored on the property unless it is stored in the garage. An "inoperative vehicle" as defined in section 16 1/2-2 means any wrecked or partially dismantled vehicle that is parked or stored without having all the wheels mounted, or is in a condition of substantial disrepair, or which is parked or stored without having tires inflated, or other similar condition.
Landscape Maintenance & Minimum Requirements:
Landscape maintenance standards are the responsibility of every property owner and include maintenance of all plant material. It is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain up to the roadway or waterline. Vegetation and trees must be trimmed and maintained. For additional guidance contact your code officer or landscape guide online.
Minimum Landscape Requirements
Minimum landscape requirements are the installation of trees, ground cover, and/or shrubs on your property. Street trees are required for all properties, one for every 40 feet of street frontage with a minimum of one tree per single family home. This creates the beautiful tree-lined streets enjoyed in neighborhoods throughout the City.
Lawns, Shrubs and Hedges:
Homeowners must maintain their landscaping in a healthy, neat and orderly condition, which includes mowing, watering, trimming, weeding and fertilizing lawns, trees and plants on the property, abutting canal banks and along street frontages.
Lawns must be kept trimmed to less than eight inches in height; hedges should be well-trimmed and not exceed 10 feet in height (four feet on street side or front yard). Shade trees may not be planted within 25 feet of a streetlight; existing trees closer than 25 feet need to be pruned away from streetlights and other signage to ensure visibility and safety.
Property owners are responsible for replacing landscaping that they remove or that dies, including lawns, trees and shrubs. Some of the most popular species that do well in Coral Springs and can easily be purchased at a local home improvement stores or nurseries.
Local Business Tax:
A Local Business Tax Receipt is required for businesses engaging in a business in Coral Springs. Most businesses are not allowed to operate in a residential area as they disrupt residents and the community. This means that car and boat repairs, construction of cabinets and furniture, and other business activities that are not normally carried on in a residential district are prohibited.
See also: Business Tax Office
In order to make sure residential units are maintained for the public health safety and welfare of the residents, a minimum standard has been established regarding the condition and maintenance; minimum standards for utilities, supplied facilities, and other physical components and conditions essential to make dwellings safe, sanitary, and fit for human habitation; fixing certain responsibilities and duties of the owners, operators, agents and occupants of residential dwellings; authorizing and establishing procedures for the inspection of residential dwellings.
Outdoor storage is prohibited. Generally, any equipment, materials, or furnishings that would ordinarily not be used outdoors may not be stored outdoors. For example, you may not keep indoor furniture, household appliances, auto parts, or building materials outside.
A NO-FEE permit is required before you begin painting your exterior trim or walls.
Paint approval to check out the latest colors.
Paint permits must be submitted to
Community Development Division
2730 N. University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Paint/General Information: 954-344-1040
Parking is permitted for passenger vehicles in residential lots only on a legal driveway or in a garage. A driveway or parking area must be constructed with approved parking surfaces. Parking on lawns in residential areas is not permitted. While it's tempting to place concrete blocks, railroad ties, rocks, pyramid shaped cement curbstones and other materials along the roadside or within 10 feet of the paved vehicular right-of-way to protect your lush green carpet, these items could cause a traffic hazard leading to accidents or injuries to pedestrians and property damage. If these items are found, the City will remove them or the property owner will be cited to remove them.
Check with the Planning and Zoning Division at (954) 344-1160 for more information about legally recognized parking areas. MC 18-4©
All multi-family and non-residential developments must comply with state requirements and standards addressing off-street parking and handicapped accessibility for the disabled.
Contact the Coral Springs Building Division for provisions at (954) 344-1025.
Commercial vehicles/equipment or recreational vehicles may not be parked or stored in a residential zoned area between the hours of 9:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday or ALL day Sunday.
Vehicles and motorcycles must be parked on a legally recognized and approved parking surface.
All rental property owners must submit an annual Landlord Registration. Rental locations with two or more units must also have a Local Business Tax receipt and will receive an annual inspection. Locations with three or more units are also required to have an annual fire inspection.
The City of Coral Springs does not permit short term rentals or the rental of individual rooms in residential neighborhoods. Contact the City of Coral Springs Code Compliance Division for additional information, 954-344-5964.
Reporting Animal Issues:
Sick or Injured Stray Animals
Please contact the Coral Springs Police Department non-emergency number at (954) 344-1800.
Sick, Injured or Orphaned Wildlife
South Florida Wildlife Center - Humane Society
Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: (954) 524-4302
Website: South Florida Wildlife Center
Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone: (954)752-WILD (9453)
Deceased Animal Removal from City Property
For removal of dead animals from the City rights of way or swales please contact the
Coral Springs Humane Unit at (954) 344-1800.
Please note that removal of dead animals from private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
Residential Garbage Collection:
- Place your Waste Pro garbage cart for collection within five (5) feet of the street by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled pick up days. It is important to always have the cart facing the street (i.e. the handles are located on the cart side closest to you residence.
- Each green garbage cart is equipped with an easy open and close lid and wheels for easy movement to the curb.
- No garbage items placed in the carts should extend above the rim of the cart.
- Paper bags, cardboard boxes, recycling bins and oil drums cannot be used as garbage containers. You must use the Waste Pro cart.
- Mirrors, glass table tops, window panes, plate glass, etc., will not be picked up unless they are properly and safely placed in a rigid container.
- Used oil, paints, insecticides, chemicals, automotive parts, batteries, tires, medical waste including hypodermic needles and syringes and hazardous waste will not be collected.
- City code states that garbage carts shall not be set out earlier than 7:00 p.m. the day before pick up. Empty carts must be removed from the curb by 7:00 p.m. on collection day.
If you experience a “missed pickup” on your collection day, or have any questions please call the Waste Pro Customer Service Center at (954) 282-6800, or residents can simply go onto the Waste Pro Trac-EZ web site http://wasteprousa.com/locations/FL/coralsprings, click on the Report a Problem tab and enter your issue.
Trac-EZ will send the field supervisor a smart phone message and he/she will promptly address the missed pick up. You will be able to follow/monitor the progress of your request on line through Trac-EZ.
For more information regarding pick up and full services rendered from WastePro visit, www.coralsprings.org/WastePro.
It is unlawful to remove shopping carts from the parking lot area of retail locations in Coral Springs.
To report an abandoned shopping cart, please call Public Works Streets at (954) 345-2210 or online by click here.
Any person installing or altering any sign, whether permanent or temporary, must have first obtained a building permit. A permanent sign cannot be altered or erected unless the person is licensed as a sign contractor in Broward County.
Illuminated signs, which require electricity, are not allowed in the window and must be placed a minimum of 15 feet from the window face.
Window signs cannot state any price or dollar amount and signs must be applied in a professional manner. Window signs must adhere to additional requirements which are available online under Window Signage Brochure.
Animated signs, snipe signs, banners, pennants or advertising balloons or any windborne attention devices are prohibited.
Real estate sign are permitted in all zoning districts; however, there are certain criteria that regulate these signs.All signage information can be located under "Manuals & Guides" in the forms section of Code Compliance. Click here.
Swimming Pool Maintenance:
All swimming pools must be maintained so that stagnant water does not accumulate. The City of Coral Springs does not have a requirement for pools to have a pool barrier.
Trash and debris cannot be left in the yard and must be properly disposed of. This includes building materials, auto parts, appliances, furniture, tires, trash such as discarded paper, cardboard, plastics, etc.; and debris such as tree trimmings and fallen limbs.
Property owners within the City shall keep such property, and the adjoining unpaved portions of the public right-of-way, swales and canal banks, clean and free from any accumulation of garbage, trash, and litter.
Tree Maintenance & Removal:
Low hanging tree branches that obstruct stop signs, visibility or travel on any public right-of-way or streetlight are the homeowner's responsibility and must be trimmed and maintained.
Maintain all landscaping to minimize property damage and public safety hazards.
To report a violation, please call Code Compliance at (954) 344-5964 or Report Online
If you are planning to remove a tree, a permit may be required. A Broward County license is required for companies performing the work. An application can be download here or contact Community Development at (954) 344-1160. A replacement tree(s) may also be required.
For more information, visit www.CoralSprings.org/Trees.
Waste Transfer Station:
The City Waste Transfer Station is located at 12600 Wiles Road, Coral Springs. The Transfer station will accept bulk trash, yard trash and source separated recyclables during normal operating hours and is open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Consult CoralSprings.org/HHW for further restrictions and information on what is accepted at the transfer station.
Work without Building Permits:
Yard Maintenance:Fertilize and maintain the grass in good condition and free of weeds, mow the lawn so that grass is six inches or less in height, edge or remove growth from sidewalks, curb lines, gutters.