Common Code Violations
It is important to remember that a resident of Apopka may have to adhere to deed restrictions and condominium /homeowners association rules that are more restrictive than City Codes. Should a community be under a homeowners association, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to review any deed restrictions listed in his/her documents in order to fully understand his/her responsibility and any regulated subjects in his/her neighborhood. The City does not enforce these rules.
All buildings, including homes, shall have numbers located on the building or in the front yard clearly visible from the adjacent road. The numbers shall be at least three" in height for residential and at least six" in height for all other buildings and in a contrasting color to the background.
All fences and walls shall be maintained in good repair and in an upright condition and free from graffiti.
The growth of grass, weeds, or brush may not exceed a height of twelve" or accumulate for more than three months.
Signs, Noise & Other Violations
Garage sales on residential properties are limited to two per year. One sign may be placed at the residence and no more than three directional signs may be permitted within the swale of any two-lane street with residential properties on both sides and set back five feet from the edge of pavement.
No person shall make or create excessive, unnecessary or offensive sound within the City. Construction activity may be performed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. of any weekday and Saturday.
Prohibited Temporary Signs
No person shall post, paste, nail or fasten any sign, notice or advertisement of any kind on any curbstone, sidewalk, upon any trees, lamp post, telephone/utility poles, bridges or any structure within the limits of the City. Pennants, banners, flags, whirlers, streamers, balloons or other devices intended for attracting attention of passersby are not permitted.
All pools shall have a safety barrier in the form of either a screen enclosure, fence or wall and must enclose the pool entirely. Gates shall be self-closing and have a spring lock so that the gate shall be closed at all times. Pools must be at all times be maintained so as not to constitute a sanitary nuisance. Water shall be clear without visible dirt, debris, or scum.
An abandoned vehicle, defined as any vehicle that does not have a valid, current (not expired) license plate affixed to or displayed on the vehicle or a vehicle that is inoperable, is not permitted in the open upon public or private property.
Boats, Boat Trailers, Personal Utility Trailers, & Recreational Vehicles
These shall be stored on the rear of the property, subject to restrictions and conditions:
- In residential districts, boats, boat trailers, or recreational vehicles may be parked on the rear half of the lot at least ten feet from side lot lines and five feet from rear lot lines.
- One boat, one boat trailer, or one recreational vehicle may be parked in the front yard driveway for a maximum period of 72 hours, for loading or unloading purposes.
no time shall a boat or recreational vehicle be resided in while being
stored or parked on residential property.
- Storage or parking of boats, boat trailers, or recreational vehicles within any right-of-way is prohibited.
Any commercial vehicle or bus parked in a residential district is prohibited unless it is completely enclosed in a garage, within the confines of a carport or parked within an accessory building.