The Coral Springs Code Compliance Division works to ensure the preservation, maintenance and aesthetics of all property throughout the City. It takes the cooperation of all property owners and tenants to keep Coral Springs the “premier community to live, work and raise a family.” If you receive a notice from Code Compliance, it is important to contact your Code Officer for assistance.
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A permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, remove/demolish any building/structure or part thereof. All new and existing construction work, if altered, requires a building permit. General maintenance or repair work which does not change the occupancy and the value of which does not exceed $1,500 in labor and materials may qualify as an exception to the requirement. The following repairs/replacement projects always require a building permit: water heater change out, A/C change out, tub/shower pan change out, electrical service change out/repair, all repairs due to a fire.
For a checklist of residential permit requirements, visit CoralSprings.org/building and click on Residential Permitting for an interactive map.
Property owners should ensure that all past, present and future building permits are completed, and all inspections are approved and properly closed out. Prospective property buyers/sellers should check (or ensure their title company checks) for open or expired permits to avoid issues during the property sale. For more information, visit CoralSprings.org/building or contact the Building Department at 954-344-1025.
On collection day, garbage & recycling carts must be placed on the curb before 7 a.m. and removed by 7 p.m. Garbage items placed in the carts should not extend above the rim. Paper bags, cardboard boxes, recycling bins and oil drums cannot be used as garbage containers. Mirrors, glass table tops, window panes, plate glass, etc., will not be picked up unless they are properly and safely placed in a rigid container. Hazardous waste including oil, paints, insecticides, chemicals, automotive parts, batteries, tires, medical waste, including hypodermic needles and syringes, will not be collected. For more information, visit CoralSprings.org/waste.
NOTE: Carts cannot be set out earlier than 7 p.m. the day before pick-up day. Carts should be stored inside or shielded from view by landscaping.
General Building Maintenance
The exterior of property should be kept clean and in good repair. Regularly inspect both the interior and exterior of the property: walls, ceilings, floors, fixtures, roofs, doors/windows, screens, walkways, pools/spas, accessory structures, mailbox, etc.
Make sure accessory structures are screened from view (trash cans, air conditioning units, pool pumps, etc.).
Building address numbers must be posted on the residence and visible from the street.
Home-Based Business Activity
Businesses operating in Coral Springs are required to pay a local business tax. Home-based businesses must be properly licensed and must meet certain criteria. No traffic or outside display may occur and the occupation must be clearly secondary to the use of the property as a home. For all details, visit CoralSprings.org/homebusiness.
Landscape maintenance is continuous all year in South Florida and is the responsibility of each property owner. Owners must maintain their landscaping in a healthy, neat, and orderly condition which includes mowing, trimming, pruning, weeding, watering, pest management, and fertilizing. This includes from the roads edge to the waters edge of each property. Lawns must be kept mowed to less than eight inches in height at all times.
Shrubs and hedges should be in good health and maintained at the required heights.
Shade trees shall not be planted within 25 feet of a street light; existing trees closer than 25 feet shall be properly pruned away from the streetlights and other signage to ensure safety and visibility; trees overhanging sidewalks and roads shall be trimmed to maintain a 12’ (sidewalks) to 14’ (roads) vertical clearance to allow pedestrians and vehicles to safely travel. Property owners are responsible for replacing landscape that dies or is removed, including trees, palms, shrubs, groundcover, and sod.
Minimum Housing Standards
To make sure residential units are maintained for the public health, safety and welfare of the residents, a minimum standard has been established regarding the condition and maintenance, including: minimum standards for utilities, and other physical components and conditions essential to make dwellings safe, sanitary, and fit for human habitation. Tenants and owners have certain responsibilities to meet these requirements.
There are minimum landscape requirements for the City of Coral Springs as well as Broward County. This includes the installation of trees, palms, shrubs, groundcover, and sod. Street trees are also required for all properties, one tree or three palms for every 40 feet of street frontage which also includes corner lots. Be sure to check with your Homeowners Association for approved species for the community in which you live. In addition to street trees, shrubs are required around all outdoor equipment such as a/c units, pool filters, sprinkler pumps, and water filters. Foundation plantings are also required and should have a minimum of 15-20 shrubs in the front yard and 10 shrubs in the rear yard.
Obstructions on City Property and Rights-of-Way
Sidewalks, streets and other public rights-of-way must be kept free of obstructions. Overhanging low tree limbs, basketball goals, fences, garbage cans, shrubbery, boulders, blocks or other obstructions are prohibited and must be removed by the owner of the property.
Yards, patios and driveways are not to be used as storage areas for vehicles, building materials, tires, indoor furniture, appliances, boxes or other items.
A no-fee application to Community Development is required before you begin painting your exterior trim or walls. If colors outside of the approved palette (which contains hundreds of colors) are proposed, the Architectural Review Committee can review the request. Paint applications and an online paint palette are available at CoralSprings.org/paint and can all be completed via e-mail.
All rental property owners must submit an annual Landlord Registration. Rental locations with two or more units must also have a Local Business Tax receipt and will receive an annual inspection. Locations with three or more units are also required to have an annual fire inspection. The City of Coral Springs does not permit short term rentals or the rental of individual rooms in residential neighborhoods. For details, visit CoralSprings.org/landlord.
Real estate, election, garage sale, business and temporary sign codes and guidelines are all detailed on our web site at CoralSprings.org/signs.
If you plan on removing a canopy tree or palm on your property, a no-charge Tree Removal Permit is required. The application can be found at CoralSprings.org/trees. You can also call Community Development and reach out to the City Forester at 954-344-1117. A replacement tree(s) is usually required for removals. All tree care companies pruning and removing trees or palms are required to have a Broward County Tree Trimmers License and it is strongly suggested that they also be a Certified Arborist.
Vehicles and Parking
Inoperative vehicles, commercial/recreational vehicles, general parking and vehicle repair issues are common complaints in residential areas.
Commercial and recreational vehicles (boats, motorhomes, trailers) are not permitted to be parked between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday.
Vehicles should only park on an approved paved area and must be operational. The City Police and Code departments work together to address the issues. Complaints should be made to the Public Safety Non-Emergency number at 954-344-1800.