Code Enforcement

Summary of Codes

The following is a brief summary of the sections of the Town Code of Ordinances (TCO) and the Land Development Code (LDC), which generate most of the questions of the Town of Belleair staff and police department. The following are just a few of the the codes that are of interest to many residents. Access to a complete copy of all town codes may be viewed under Code of Ordinances.

Frequently Asked Codes

  • Cats: Cats are required to wear collars with detailed information and a bell that can be heard from a distance of 25 feet (TCO 10-41)
  • Construction, Additions, and Alterations: New Construction, additions, alterations and repairs require building permits. Contact the Belleair building department prior to commencement of construction to get specific requirements for your project. (TCO 66-207)
  • Dismantled or Inoperative Machinery and Vehicles: Residents are not to keep or store any dismantled, partially dismantled, inoperative, or discarded machinery, vehicles, boats, scrap or junk within an residential section for a period in excess of 48 hours. (TCO section 26)
  • Dogs: Dogs are required to wear collars with identification. If they are allowed on public property, they must be secured on a leash not exceeding 6 feet and held by the owner. If your dog deposits excrement on public or private property, you are required to clean it up immediately. (TCO 10-37)
  • Fences: A permit must be obtained for the construction, repair or replacement of any fence or fence wall. All fences shall comply with the Standard Building Code. Fence walls may be constructed of concrete, concrete block, stone, brick or any suitable masonry materials. (LCD 74-435)
  • Handbills and Newspapers: No person shall throw, deposit, or distribute any handbill or newspaper not subscribed to upon any private premise. Residents who do not wish to receive unsubscribed newspapers may so advise the town manager in writing. A list or residents making such request, will be given to local newspaper distribution offices. (TCO 26-71)
  • Hours of Work: Hours of work are from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. No work is permitted on Sunday. This section applies to all work that is hired out. (LCD 74-485)
  • Maintenance of Lawn and Property: Owners are required to keep their property free of weeds, overgrowth, vegetation, debris, and other materials that would constitute a hazard to health, safety or proper fire control. (TCO 26-141)
  • Noise: No person shall operate or cause to be operated any source of sound in such a manner as to create a sound level, which exceeds the limits set forth in LCD 74-484.
  • Parking of Unauthorized Vehicles: Residents are not to park or store any commercial or recreational vehicle, which exceeds the limits, set forth in LCD 74-484.
  • Parking on Grass: The parking of motor vehicles and motorcycles shall be prohibited on residential lawns or on grass. (TCO 58-59)
  • Permitted Temporary Signs: A temporary sign may be a ground sign or building sign. It may not be an electrical sign. Within 48 hours after the culmination of the event (sale, election, close of business, special event, etc.) to which the sign pertains, the owner or resident thereof shall remove all posted signs. A parcel may display signage of six square feet per residence, with no one sign exceeding 5 square feet. No sign including its supports shall exceed 4 feet in height. No temporary sign shall be erected on any property without the authorization of the owner or resident thereof. Temporary off-premises signs for the purpose of providing direction or advertising a sales event are prohibited. Signs and support structures are to be posted not less than 10 feet from the edge of a roadway and shall not be posted on a public right of way or easement. (TCO -74-572)
  • Tree Removal: It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or cause to be removed any protected tree without first having obtained a permit from the building department. (LDC 74-161)
  • Trimming Trees and Shrubbery: Trees and shrubbery must be trimmed in such a manner that it does not obstruct the vision of drivers approaching an intersection. (TCO 74-303)
  • Removal of Yard Recyclables: Any individual or company doing work on residential property that produces yard recyclables and receives a fee or money for such work, including but not limited to tree surgeons, nurseries, lawn care services, and landscaping contractors, must remove the yard recyclables from the property at their own expense. (TCO 46-64)
  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
    Belleair, FL 33756

    Phone: (727) 588-3769
    Emergency: 911

    Officers available 24/7/365 through Pinellas County Dispatch
    (727) 582-6200

    Service Window Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Saturdays
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday and Holidays
    Closed

  2. Rick Doyle

    Code Enforcement Officer
    Phone: (727) 588-3769 x 240