Neighborhoods and structures in the City of Punta Gorda require proper maintenance to stay in good condition as they age.   (Maintaining good neighborhoods is the cooperation of individual property owners and tenants.) 

The  Punta Gorda City Council has adopted a code of ordinances, which create minimum standards for the betterment of our neighborhoods. These standards protect surrounding property owners and tenants from having property values negatively affected by substandard conditions.  

The following are some maintenance recommendations which you can utilize to keep your property in a safe and sanitary condition. 

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

  • Keep your buildings substantially free of dirt, stains, rust, mold and mildew
  • Ensure surfaces are free of broken glass and loose shingles
  • Maintain brick, stone, stucco, spray crete and  painted surfaces so as to not reflect as inadequate or deterioration

YARD MAINTENANCE

  • Mow the lawn so that grass, weeds, or other vegetation is 12 inches or less in height
  • Mow to the edge of any right-of-way, roadway, or street
  • Trees that hang over the sidewalk must be trimmed  

OUTDOOR STORAGE

  • No outdoor storage of goods and materials or refuse containers shall be located in any yard which is visible from the public right-of-way or adjacent properties or abutting a street, nor in any required buffer or screen, except for the temporary placement of refuse for  scheduled curb side collection
  • Parking, storing or keeping an unlicensed or inoperative vehicle outside of a completely enclosed garage or storage facility is prohibited


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