Common Violations

Boats, trailers & recreational vehicles
Boats, trailers, campers and other recreational vehicles cannot be stored in open view in a residential-zoned district unless placed within a carport. They may be stored if they are screened from right of way view. Boats, trailers and recreational vehicles are allowed to be temporarily stored in public view for 24 hours only, per calendar week. [Sec. 58-71]

Commercial vehicles
Commercial vehicles are not allowed in residential zoning districts. [Sec. 58-84(e)]

Garbage container regulations
All containers must be returned to the rear or side yard after being serviced no later than 9 p.m. on the day of collection. Containers must be stored out of sight. [Sec. 82-42(e)(4)]

Illegal parking
Parking within the front yard area is prohibited. [Sec. 58-86]

Illegal signs
Signs placed in the city rights of way or on trees or telephone poles are prohibited. All signs require a permit, unless exempt by code. This includes advertisements and garage sale, or political signs [Sec. 58-135]

Inoperative or disabled vehicles
Inoperative or disabled vehicles may not be stored on residential property. Additionally, all vehicles on residential property must be properly licensed, and have the ability to be driven on city streets. Safety & Code Compliance has the authority to tag inoperative vehicles on private property and have them towed from the premises. [Ch. 22, Sec. 302.8]

Noise disturbance
Contact the Winter Park Police Department non-emergency number at 407-644-1313 to report of excessive noise. [Sec. 62-92]

Each year during our rainy season we see an increase in reported violations of overgrowth of grass and weeds. City Ordinance prohibits grass and weeds greater than 12 inches in height. [Ch. 22, Sec. 302.4]

Property maintenance
The Property Maintenance Code addresses the requirements for the interior and exterior of housing structures including broken windows, wood rot, torn screens, mildew and damaged structures. [Sec. 22-177]

Short-term rentals
The rental, use or occupancy of any residential dwelling for less than one month shall be prohibited. [Sec. 58-71(aa)]

Trash, debris & other materials
Residential property may not be used for open storage of vehicle parts, appliances, building materials, garbage, waste, trash or debris. [Ch. 22, Sec. 302.1]

All City of Winter Park Ordinances can be accessed via the Municode website.

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