On July, 9, 2018, the Town of Longboat Key amended Chapter 156, Sign Code, in its entirety. Please click on the following link to be redirected to Municipal Code and Chapter 156, of the Town Code.
How can I contact the Code Enforcement Officer?
If you have questions about code enforcement, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 941-316-1966.
I was issued a “Notice of Violation”, but I did not take corrective action by the deadline. What can happen?
If the violation is not corrected within the time specified by the Code Enforcement Officer, or if it is a reoccurring violation, the case will be forwarded to the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate. The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate can levy fines up to $250.00 per day for each day the violation exists or up to $500.00 per day if the violation is a repeat violation as per Florida Statute Chapter 162.
What do I do if I notice that my neighbor’s grass is not being cut or the property is not being properly maintained?
Contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 941-316-1966 and it will be investigated.
What happens if I put a sign up without a Sign Permit?
If a sign is placed without an approved Sign Permit, the sign will be removed and fines could be assessed.
Why are signs removed from the right-of-way?
It is a violation of the Town Code to place a sign in the right-of-way, as they may obstruct visibility of drivers. The right-of-way is typically the area from the road to the utility line. Along Gulf of Mexico Drive the grassy area between the sidewalk and the road is considered the right-of-way.