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Top-Ten Code Violations


As we grow, we take steps to maintain and improve our health. The neighborhoods and structure in Miami Shores also require maintenance to stay in good condition. Individual structures and neighborhoods that are not maintained not only deteriorate beyond a usable point, they also cost residents more money.

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Property values fall, vandalism and crime occur more frequently and neighborhoods become dirty and unattractive. There is a simple solution to maintaining good neighborhoods -- Individual Property Owner Responsibility. Unfortunately, many people are not responsible owners.

That is why residents band together to ask government to create minimum standards for housing, yards, parking, etc. These standards protect surrounding property owners and tenants, who might otherwise suffer from substandard conditions.

Top-Ten Code Violations

Yard Maintenance Standards

are the responsibility of every property owner and include the maintenance of plant material (except trees) in any right-of-way abutting the property.

 

Unauthorized Construction

Permits are required to perform any new work, including remodeling and replacement.

 

Inoperative Motor Vehicles

is a vehicle that does not display a current license tag and/or is not equipped with all parts that are required to legally and safely operate on public streets and/or cannot be driven under its own power.

 

Junk, Trash and Debris

cannot be left in the yard and must be properly disposed of. Construction debris is not collected by the Village.

 

Parking

is permitted for passenger cars and motorcycles in residential lots only on a legal driveway or in a garage.

 

Commercial Equipment and commercial vehicles

may not be parked or stored in a residential area.

 

Outdoor Storage is prohibited.

Generally, any equipment, materials, or furnishings that would ordinarily not be used outdoors may not be stored outdoors.

 

Illegal Dwelling Units

Dwelling units that have been added to the interior or the exterior of a structure without proper permits are illegal, regardless of how long the units have existed.

 

Condition of Structures

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.

 

Prohibited Business

Most businesses are not allowed to operate in residential areas as they disrupt residents and the community. This means that car and boat repairs and other activities that are not normally carried on in a residential district are prohibited.