Show/Hide
coronavirus smallFor current information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
  • Building

    • Does the Town participate in the National Flood Insurance Program?

    • How long does a permit stay active?

    • If “minor work” is part of a larger project, is a permit required?

    • If I do not see a building permit posted, how can I tell if my neighbor has one?

    • My contractor’s business card states that he is, “LICENSED & INSURED” what does that mean?

    • What are the ‘minor work exemptions’ from building permit?

    • What can happen if I do not get the final inspection and my permit is revoked?

    • What hours can contractors work?

    • What is Base Flood Elevation (BFE)?

    • What is required to finalize my permit with the Town?

    • What is the "Freeboard Rule"?

    • What is the cost of a building permit fee?

    • What is the Statewide Building Code?

    • When is a permit required?

    • Who can pull a permit?

    • Who Interprets the Statewide Building Code?

    • Who should I contact if I have any other permitting or building code questions?

    • Why are the requirements on the mainland different than on the island?

    • Why does the final inspection matter?

    • Why does the State of Florida have such strict requirements?

    • Why would my contractor ask me to pull a permit for the work that he will be doing?

  • Code Enforcement

    • Do I need a permit to put up a sign?

    • How can I contact the Code Enforcement Officer?

    • How do I get a sign permit and how much does it cost?

    • I was issued a “Notice of Violation”, but I did not take corrective action by the deadline. What can happen?

    • What do I do if I notice that my neighbor’s grass is not being cut or the property is not being properly maintained?

    • What happens if I put a sign up without a Sign Permit?

    • Why are signs removed from the right-of-way?

  • Finance

    • Can I arrange to have my utility payment automatically deducted from my bank account?

    • Can I get a credit on my water/sewer when I fill my pool?

    • Can I pay my property taxes on Longboat Key?

    • How can I change the address where my bills are sent?

    • How do I establish or discontinue service when I purchase or sell a home?

    • What are the millage rates on Longboat Key?

    • What other utility companies would I need to contact if I am moving to or from Longboat Key?

    • When is my utility bill due?

    • Where can I pay my water bill?

    • Who do I contact for water billing discrepancies?

  • Fire Rescue

    • How can I get a copy of a fire or rescue report?

    • I was sent a bill for ambulance transport. Who do I call to notify of my insurance information or ask questions about this bill?

    • Where and when can I get my blood pressure checked?

    • Where do I call to get CPR classes?

    • Who do I call about a fire extinguisher that doesn’t work or needs to be inspected?

    • Why does a fire truck respond with a rescue (ambulance)?

  • Human Resources

    • Can I send you a resume to keep on file for a position that best suits my qualifications in the future?

    • Do you get paid weekly?

    • What benefits does the Town provide?

    • What job opportunities are available at this time?

    • Where can I get an application for employment?

  • Parks and Recreation

    • Can I bring my pets to the beach?

    • Can I fish in the Park?

    • Can I make a memorial donation to the Town such as a bench or tree to be placed or planted in a public park or beach?

    • What are the flying insects hovering over the sand in the park?

    • What is "beach wrack"?

    • What is the Erosion Control Tax on my tax bill?

  • Planning & Zoning

    • Does the Town of Longboat Key have a “light and air” ordinance?

    • Can I trim the mangroves located water ward of my property?

    • How can I determine what my property is zoned?

    • What happens if a non-conforming land use is damaged or destroyed by a Hurricane or other natural disaster?

    • What if I cannot comply with a Zoning Code requirement? Can I request a variance?

    • What is a non-conforming land use or structure?

    • What is the difference between a Zoning Exception and Building Permit?

    • What is the maximum allowable height of a single-family residential structure?

    • What is the maximum allowable residential and tourism density permitted in the Town?

    • What kind of business can I open in the Town?

    • When am I required to obtain a Tree Permit from the Town for the removal of a tree?

    • Who should I contact if I have any other zoning or land development questions?

  • Police Department

    • Can I make a police report over the phone?

    • We are going on vacation, who should we notify?

    • When should I call 911?

    • Where can I have my fingerprints taken?

    • Where can I obtain a copy of a police report?

    • Where can I pay a traffic citation?

    • Where can I pay for a parking ticket?

  • Procurement

    • Are there dollar limits that govern the purchasing procurement method?

    • Does the Procurement department act as the central ordering point for all Town Departments?

    • Does the Town Procurement department maintain bidder's lists?

    • Is it okay for Town Departments to purchase without bidding or quoting?

    • Where is Procurement located?

  • Public Works

    • How do I dispose of large items such as rugs or white goods such as water heaters?

    • How do I dispose of my Christmas tree?

    • How do I dispose of my E-Scrap such as old TVs and computer parts?

    • How do I dispose of my fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps (lightbulbs)?

    • How do I get a new water meter?

    • How do I prepare my waste for pickup?

    • How do I read my water meter?

    • Is recycling mandatory?

    • What are the watering restrictions?

    • What is E-Scrap?

    • What is the COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTROL LINE (CCCL) program?

    • What is the EROSION CONTROL LINE (ECL)?

    • What makes a substance hazardous?

    • When can I water my yard?

    • Where can I find information about drinking water quality?

    • Where can I recycle my batteries?

    • Who do I call if my garbage, recycling, or yard waste is not picked up?

    • Who do I contact about a pothole in my street?

    • Who do I contact about beach renourishment?

    • Who do I contact about Canal Dredging?

    • Who do I contact about dead fish or trash on the beach?

    • Who do I contact about mosquito control?

    • Who do I contact about nuisance wildlife such as raccoons or peacocks?

    • Who do I contact if a storm drain is blocked?

  • Town Clerk

    • Can I obtain an absentee ballot?

    • Do I need a Business Tax Receipt if I use my residential property as rental property?

    • Do I need a Business Tax Receipt to operate a business within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Longboat Key?

    • How do I become a registered voter?

    • How do I obtain a Business Tax Receipt?

    • When are the Longboat Key Preliminary and General Elections Held?

    • When do the polls open and where are the Longboat Key precincts located?