Citizens Guide to Code Compliance

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Our success depends on you, the citizens of Clearwater. To increase your awareness and understanding of the city’s standards of property maintenance, please read through the Citizens Guide to Code Compliance below, or download the guide here. Citizens are also encouraged view the city's Community Development Code in municode.


Thank you for your support and interest in helping to maintain the quality of life that we have been able to achieve in Clearwater. Together, we can make a positive difference.

House with blue roof and red windowsAddress Numbers Required - CO Section 28.82
Car iconCanvas Carports/Accessory Structures - CDC Section 3-203.E
Yellow fenceFence and Wall Maintenance – CDC Section 3-808
Sale sign in redGarage Sales (Allowable Temporary Use) – CDC Section 3-2103.E
Spray can with red stripesGraffiti Prohibited, Removal Required - CDC Section 3-1504
Yellow lawn mowerLandscaping Required – CDC Section 3-1502.H.2 & 3
News IconNewsracks – CDC Section 3-910
CardboxExterior Storage/Display (nonresidential properties) – CDC Sections 3-913, 3-1502.F.1, 3-2103.P
Metal cardbox boxExterior Storage/Display (residential properties) –CDC Sections 3-913, 3-1502.G
Car underneath a garageParking Lot and Driveway Surfaces – CDC Section 3-1502.K.4
Red house with yellow roofParking Restrictions in Residential Areas – CDC Section 3-1407
Green metal box iconPortable Storage Units (Allowable Temporary Use) –CDC Section 3-2103.H
WrenchProperty Maintenance Requirements –CDC Sections 3-1502.B,C,D
Green sea turtleSea Turtle Lighting – CDC Section 3-1302.D
Large house with chimneyShort-Term Residential Rental – CDC Sections 1-104.B & 3-919
Vehicle with maintenance iconVehicle Repair/ Sales, etc. – CDC Section 3-916