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Junk Removal for Code Violations

2014-10-28 By Admin

If you have inherited an estate home, have a rental property, run a business, or even have junk piling-up in your own residence, you ought to know that it could cost you a lot of money. Pinellas County has code standards which it does enforce, because that brings in a near-constant revenue stream for very little effort.  Homeowners, income property owners, estate holders, and businesses all must adhere to the codes, both residential and commercial. Often times, people are fined because of a complaint that was filed by a neighbor, while in other instances, it could come from a city worker, even a postal employee, that reports the situation.

Avoid being Fined for Trash, Debris, and Other Violations

The county ordinance on junk is quite clear, "It is illegal to accumulate or allow to be accumulated any excess trash, debris, garbage, junk, or refuse on any property in the unincorporated county." That comes straight from the official website, and it is enforced regularly. When things begin to pile-up, it not only becomes unsightly, but a safety hazard, and that can lead to having to file a homeowner's insurance claim, which will likely raise your premiums.

Pinellas County Neighborhood Code Enforcement regulates code compliance only in Pinellas County’s unincorporated neighborhoods. Code Enforcement also maintains a complaint system that provides the citizens of unincorporated Pinellas County an avenue to air their grievances or complaints about various activities within their neighborhoods. -- Pinellas County Building Development and Review Services

It might come as a surprise to you, but a junk pile isn't the only thing that ought to be hauled away, that dilapidated shed is also a no-no according to county rules, as is a run-down above ground pool. All those things should be removed, or you're at-risk for being slapped with a code violation. In addition to those things, if you're slowly but surely adding something, like a deck or patio, be sure to get a building permit, if you don't, you're likely to be caught. Even if you can keep it a secret, you'll run into trouble when it comes time to sell your property.

Junk Removal for Code Violations

Dealing with code violations can be complicated. First, you'll be fined for the initial code violation, in addition to it, there might be other fines for other things. What's more, the fines will keep coming as long as the violations exist. If you fail to pay said fines, you'll find yourself in legal trouble. The best thing to do is take care of the problem as quickly as possible. Hire a junk removal service that offers same day service or schedule a service to come out as soon as possible. Code enforcement will continue to visit the property until the department is satisfied no more ordinances are broken.

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