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You are allowed to have a total of five (5) dogs, cats or other domesticated animals. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Yes, all dogs and cats over the age of four (4) months old must be licensed within 30 days of you acquiring the animal and/or establishing residency within the City. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Yes, with a special exception permit . A special exception permit may be issued by the Animal Control Manager as long as the livestock does not create a nuisance, health hazard or danger, and if the livestock is not being raised for public consumption. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

If you reside within the City of Fort Pierce for six (6) months or more, you are required to obtain a license for your animals. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Yes, with a special exception permit . A special exception permit may be issued by the Animal Control Manager as long as the exotic animal does not create a nuisance, health hazard or danger, and if the exotic animal is not being raised for public consumption. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

For general questions or concerns, you may reach the Animal Control office at (772) 467-3149 during our normal office hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Animal Control Officers may also be requested by dialing 911. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

If you need immediate assistance, you should dial 911 to request an Animal Control Officer. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Community Cats, which are cats spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies are permitted outdoors.  A Community Cat is identified by its ear tipped, all other cats are considered strays and are prohibited.  ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

No. All cats and dogs over 4 months old must be licensed with the City within 30 days of acquiring the animal and/or establishing residency with the City of Fort Pierce. A county license is not required. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Animal Control Officers are empowered to enter onto private property and demand animals and/or tags to be displayed. The Animal Control Officer may also enter into a fenced enclosure for the purposes of, but not limited to, apprehending a rabid animal, assisting an animal at large, assisting an animal in need of medical attention, cruelty investigations, or vicious animals not properly contained. In these situations, the Animal Control Officers are granted immunity from prosecution for a reasonable good faith trespass on private property. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Yes, but you must first obtain a breeders registration certificate. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

No, Animal Control is unable to assist in the removal of bees, rats, bats and other like species. You must contact a pest control company or wildlife removal company to obtain these services. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

All non-injured pets that are picked up by Animal Control are brought to the Humane Society located at 100 Savannah Road to be impounded. You may reach the Humane Society at (772) 461-0687 to see if your animal has been impounded. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Yes, chickens are permitted and special exception is required.  The allowance is 6 chickens, which must be kept in a coop .   ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

No, the City of Fort Pierce requires pet owners to register their pet every year. This helps keep our contact information and pet information current and up to date. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Yes, there are two dog parks within the City: 1) Maravilla Dog Park is located at 2622 Oleander Blvd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982. The park is open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. 2) Savannas' Dog Park is located at 1400 E Midway Rd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982. The park is open 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

No, there are not any dog friendly beaches within Fort Pierce. The closest dog friendly beach is Walton Rocks Beach located at 6700 S Ocean Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957. ( Animal Control - Fort Pierce )

Code Enforcement must cite the current property owner. If the previous owner of the property does not obtain a permit for installing a shed, a fence, etc., and later sells the property to you, you become responsible for the violation. However, you do have the right to pursue civil action against the previous owner. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

A majority of cases generated by Code Enforcement are originated from a complaint. All complaints must be investigated. When a violation is found a case will be initiated. When time allows, Code Enforcement Officers will address similar conditions found on the same block. If you feel that other violations in your neighborhood are not being addressed, feel free to contact our office. A Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an investigation in the area and take appropriate action. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

Florida State Statute 162 requires the Code Enforcement Division to provide you notice of the specific Ordinance that is being violated. Additionally, Code Enforcement Officers will provide you with specific corrective actions. Sometimes the Ordinance will include other conditions that may not exist on your property. If you have a question regarding the notice you have received, please contact your Code Enforcement Officer. Their name and phone number can be found on the bottom of the notice of violation. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

The City has compiled a list of vendors that are familiar with the type of work that the City requires. The City does not endorse these companies and the City advises you to do your due diligence before hiring any company to complete work on your behalf. You may view the list by clicking here. clicking here. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

Yes, if your business is located within the city limits of Fort Pierce. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at (772) 467-3065 or (772) 467-3066 with any questions you may have. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

You can find out more information about fertilizer by clicking here. clicking here. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

The South Florida Water Management District has adopted year-round conservation measures. You may view more details about these measures by clicking here. clicking here. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

Before any action can be taken to remedy the lien, the property must first be brought into compliance. If you haven't already done so, contact the Code Enforcement Officer handling this case. Once the property has been brought into compliance we can provide you with the necessary paperwork to request a reduction of the lien. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

If you utilized the services of a title company during the transfer of the property, you should contact them first. If not, you should contact our office at (772) 467-3149 to find out what action is required to bring the property into compliance. Our office will provide you with the necessary paperwork to request a reduction of the lien if the property has already been brought into compliance. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

Florida State Statute 162.06(5) requires that if the owner of property that is subject to an enforcement proceeding before the Code Enforcement Board or Special Magistrate transfers ownership of such property between the time the initial pleading was served and the time of the hearing, such owner shall disclose, in writing, the existence and the nature of the proceeding to the prospective transferee. If the property is transferred before the hearing, the proceeding shall not be dismissed, but the new owner shall be provided a reasonable period of time to correct the violation before the hearing is held. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

You are allowed to operate as a vendor, solicitor or canvasser within the City of Fort Pierce once you have obtained a permit. Permit applications are available through the City Clerk's Office. You may find additional information regarding vendor permits and the vendor permit application online by clicking here. clicking here. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

For general questions or concerns, you may reach the Code Enforcement office at (772) 467-3149 during our normal office hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Code Enforcement Officers work a majority of their day in the field. If you are unable to reach them by phone, please leave a voicemail and they will return your call at their earliest convenience. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

If you do not understand what the Code Enforcement Officer is requesting you to do or if you need more time, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer. Communication between you and the Officer is a valuable resource when bringing properties into compliance. ( Code Enforcement - Fort Pierce )

The COVID-19 Small Business Grant(s) provide one-time assistance to eligible City of Fort Pierce businesses who have experienced total business closure, reduction in business hours, as a result of the Governor’s Executive Order and the COVID-19 pandemic only.  Eligible businesses must be able to continue to meet basic needs once assistance is provided. The program is not designed to assist those who were not financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.    ( COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program - Fort Pierce )

The City is utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, CARES Act funds, and local general revenue funds to support this program. The rules and regulations associated with Sections 420.9071-420.9079 F.S. chapter 67-37 F.A.C., and 24 CFR Part 570, will govern the use of the funds. ( COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program - Fort Pierce )

Businesses in the corporate city limits Fort Pierce.  You must be able to document that you had total business closure, reduction in business hours employment are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic only. ( COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program - Fort Pierce )

Grant requirements are as follows: Applicant(s)/Business(es) must have current City of Fort Pierce Business Tax Receipt. Applicant(s)/Business(es) must have documentable information to evidence complete business closure, reduction in business hours or employees, resulting in a loss of business income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Business Financials: Sole Proprietors Schedule C with federal income tax return Most recent Monthly or Quarterly Sales and Use Tax Report All other ownership types 2018 or 2019 Federal Corporate Income Tax Return (form(s) 1040,1065,1120,1120S) Most recent Monthly or Quarterly Sales and Use Tax Report Copy of Driver’s License, state id, voter registration or passport Full employee listing (as of January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020) Payroll/Unemployment report prior to March 17, 2020 Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant (26-100 employees) must meet requirements above AND  Businesses must not have received any other federal assistance for COVID19 disaster relief. Must demonstrate Job Creation or Retention filled by or be available to people with lower income. ( COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program - Fort Pierce )

Businesses that were impacted by the Governor’s Executive Order requiring industries to close. *    Defined impacted eligible industries include: •    Restaurant (includes full-service, limited-service, and café establishments) •    Bar •    Retail (physical brick-and-mortar establishment selling merchandise) •    Personal Service •    Hair, beauty, and other personal services (salons, barbers, massage parlors, tattoo, spas, etc.) •    Personal care services (child, disabled, & elderly care services, funeral services, etc.) •    Laundry services (dry cleaning, laundromats, garment repairs and alterations, etc.) •    Cleaning services •    Pet care services •    Personal and household goods repairs & maintenance •    Fitness centers and gyms •    Event spaces & services ( COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program - Fort Pierce )

The Facilities Maintenance staff maintains over 25 buildings and structures including: 10 inland and beach parks City Hall City Parking Garage Garden Center Building Police Department (main station and 2 substations) Public Works Compound Seven Gables House ( Facilities Maintenance Division - Fort Pierce )

The first priority of Facility Maintenance is the safety and maintenance of existing facilities and assets. Enhancements and special projects will be scheduled and completed as time and resources become available. ( Facilities Maintenance Division - Fort Pierce )

Please view the Historic Preservation Tax Exemption Brochure. ( Historic Preservation Division - Fort Pierce )

Please view the Designation Application. ( Historic Preservation Division - Fort Pierce )

Please view the Fort Pierce Register of Historic Places. ( Historic Preservation Division - Fort Pierce )

Ages 7-17 with ANY skill level. All of the coaches have handicaps ranging from 0-5 and all have the ability to teach and instruct high level junior players as well as those who have never held a golf club. ( Indian Hills Junior Golf Camps - Fort Pierce )

There are 5 coaches at each camp which gives the students a maximum of 5:1 ratio. ( Indian Hills Junior Golf Camps - Fort Pierce )

During the 4 day camp we will address: putting, chipping, full swing and etiquette. ( Indian Hills Junior Golf Camps - Fort Pierce )

No experience, no equipment, no problem! ( Indian Hills Junior Golf Camps - Fort Pierce )

Golf shirts are recommended for campers since they are required for golf course play. ( Indian Hills Junior Golf Camps - Fort Pierce )

Indian Hills Golf Course will furnish golf clubs, upon request. ( Indian Hills Junior Golf Camps - Fort Pierce )

You can register by phone or online. After you register for one of our camps, a detailed confirmation and registration packet is emailed to you. The registration packet contains all of the pertinent information about the camps. It also contains health and release forms which every camper must complete by the first day of camp. ( Indian Hills Junior Golf Camps - Fort Pierce )

If you open any type of business, whether it be commercial, home or office in the City Limits of Fort Pierce you need a Fort Pierce Business Tax Receipt. The Business Tax Receipt Division is located at the City Clerk's Office . Fees for the license vary depending on the type of business. To apply, you need a valid driver's license or picture identification and your social security number. State licensed businesses must provide a copy of the state license. If you business has a fictitious name, you must provide the fictitious name registration from Division of Corporations. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

The City Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in City Commission Chambers. If the Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held the following day. City Commission agendas are available on our Agendas and Minutes page . Copies are also available in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. The meetings are broadcast on Comcast's Channel 27 FPTV. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

A permit is required for relocating trees. Section 22-192 of the City of Fort Pierce Code of Ordinances requires a tree permit to cut down, substantially alter, destroy, remove, relocate or damage any protected trees. The tree removal permit is $35 and can be applied for in the Building Department. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog or cat over 6 months of age in the city limits of Fort Pierce must license their animal. The fee is $10 for spayed / neutered dogs and cats and $75 for unspayed / unneutered dogs and cats. You need to have a current rabies vaccination certificate from the veterinarian to license your animal. Visit our licensing page for more information. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

The City Clerk's office can tell you if a contractor is licensed with the city. Call 772-460-2200 for more information. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Any activity, such as a wedding, party or fundraiser that is held on city-owned property requires a permit. Call 772-489-6473 for more information. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Yes. A County Business Tax Receipt is also required. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

No, animals are allowed on park grounds, leashed or unleashed. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

No, actually the golf course has been designed as an Enterprise Fund which in its simplest form means it will be self-supporting. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Check with the city's Department of Development to see if the location and the type of business you wish to operate is compatible with the current zoning of the property. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

The Engineering Department regulates projects as well as drainage or stormwater management for all developments, large and small within city limits. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Simply give our dispatcher your address and your correct day will be addressed in detail 772-460-2200, ext. 414. You may also visit our Solid Waste Division for more information. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

No. Driveway locations and specifications are approved by the Department of Engineering prior to the issuance of the Building Permit. However, you must contact the Department of Engineering at completion of the driveway installation of forms for inspection 48 hours in advance for inspection before you pour the concrete. The same applies for final inspections and approvals prior to the installation of concrete may result in removal and replacement of the concrete. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Roof permits (when product approval is submitted) - same day Fences, sheds, signs - 30 days Mobile homes - 45 days All other projects - 60 days If application is incomplete or the construction documents do not meet the code minimums the submitted revisions will take the same amount of time as a new submittal and a 60 day timeline may become 120 or 180 days, etc. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

The minimum required type and size of driveway culvert to be installed within the city R/W is 15 inches round or 12 inches by 18 inches elliptical reinforced concrete. Contact the Engineering Department at 772-460-2200, ext. 162 for invert elevation requirements. The city's survey crew will determine the required invert elevations. Aluminum pipe is allowed in private property only. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

The recycling schedule is as follows: Tuesdays - Areas between Virginia avenue and south city limits east of 13th Street Wednesdays - Areas between Georgia Avenue and Avenue D Thursdays - Areas between Avenue D and north city limits and south beach Fridays - Areas between Georgia Avenue and Virginia Avenue west of 13th Street ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Yes, Engineering will not recommend a C.O. prior to final approval of the driveway. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Yes. Please contact the Department of Engineering for requirements at 772-460-2200, ext. 162. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Yes, all driveway locations and installations within city limits are regulated by the Department of Engineering and approved by the City Engineer. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Yes, Indian Hills Golf Course is located 1 block east of U.S. Highway 1 off of Ohio Avenue behind Riverside National Bank. You may call 772-461-9620 for tee times. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

The landfill is located southwest of Fort Pierce off Glades Cut-Off Road. Directions are as follows: Traveling southward on 25th Street, go west on Edwards Road Turn south on Selvitz Road Proceed southwesterly on Glades Cut-Off Road The St. Lucie County Landfill will be on your right just as your pass under the Florida Turnpike. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Yes, we specialize in tournament operations and customer service for both business and charities. Call 772-461-9620 and ask for the Head Professional for more details or visit our Indian Hills Golf Course page . ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

Bulk waste is a waste product from a household that will not fit into an empty 90 gallon container, including trimmings that do not exceed 6 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter. Excludes material produced by a contractor. Visit our Public Works page for more information. ( Information Center - Fort Pierce )

2-hour time limit parking is enforced Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ( Parking - Fort Pierce )

Code Enforcement: (772) 467-3149. ( Parking - Fort Pierce )

Two-hour time restricted parking spaces are located in Downtown Fort Pierce. Click here for a map of all spaces: http://cityoffortpierce.com/616/Parking ( Parking - Fort Pierce )

The City of Fort Pierce offers many public parking areas. Click here for a map to locate all of the public unrestricted spaces available: http://cityoffortpierce.com/616/Parking ( Parking - Fort Pierce )

$50 for first citation. ( Parking - Fort Pierce )

Citations must be paid within 30 days of receiving notice. ( Parking - Fort Pierce )

Take the following link to learn about becoming a police officer. Please click here . ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

In an emergency, call 911 immediately from any wired or wireless phone. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include: A fire A crime, especially if in progress A car crash, especially if someone is injured A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, The department recommends calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help. When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include: The location of the emergency, including the street address The phone number you are calling from The nature of the emergency Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency Remember, the call-taker’s questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly. Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Call-takers are trained professionals and can tell you exactly what to do to help in an emergency until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR. Finally, do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to. If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Anyone can make an anonymous crime tip by calling Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). You can also text your tip to “TIP151 plus information” to 274637. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Information about domestic violence can be found at the following links: Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) St. Lucie Clerk of the Circuit Court ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Information about obtaining a concealed weapons permit can be found at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Licensing . ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

If you are pulled over by a law enforcement officer, follow these basic quid lines. Safely pull over to a place out of traffic flow as soon as emergency lights are activated. Sit calmly, with your hands visible on the steering wheel. If you have passengers ask them to sit quietly with their hands visible. Avoid sudden movements or ducking in the seat; these actions can unnecessarily alarm the officer. At night, turn on your inside light when you pull the car over. Do not get out of your car unless the officer asks you to step out. If you are asked to do so, comply in a calm manner. Communicate your actions in advance by telling the officer what you will be doing before you move. If requested, you must give the officer your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. (Tell the officer where it is before reaching for it.) If you are issued a citation, you may be asked to sign it. This is not an admission of guilt. Clarify the circumstances, but guilt or innocence can only be determined in court. Arguments over citations or protests about the situation cannot be resolved on the side of the road. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Our main station is located at 920 South Federal Highway, Fort Pierce . The Willie B. Ellis Substation is located at 1220 Avenue D in Fort Pierce . The non-emergency telephone number is 772-467-6800. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Some reports may be taken over the telephone or filed online. The call taker who answers your call can determine if your report may be taken over the phone, but generally reports for lost property, identity theft, vehicle burglary, harassing phone calls or texts, theft and vandalism are examples of reports that meet the criteria. People can also use the link to report traffic tips and information. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

All requests for police service are assigned a priority, which is based upon the seriousness of the incident and the potential for injury or damage. Sometimes, calls for service of a less urgent nature must be delayed so that emergencies can be handled immediately. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

ABSOLUTELY! The police department depends on citizens calling to report crimes or suspicious activity. You will be asked questions about the activity to determine its nature for descriptions of the people involved. You may be asked if you would like an officer to contact you, however, you may remain anonymous. To report suspicious activity in our community call 9-1-1. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Speeders and traffic violators in progress should be reported to 9-1-1. Ongoing traffic problems should be reported to Lieutenant Robert Curry at 772-467-6846 ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

In accordance with Florida Statute Chapter 119.07(1). If the nature or volume of public records to be copied requires the extensive use of information technology resources, or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance, or both, the agency may charge a reasonable fee based on the cost actually incurred by the agency for such use. Certified copies of records (if needed) $1.00/page Non certified copies of records (2 sided) $ .20/page Non certified copies of records (1 sided) $ .15/page Records Checks $2.00 each Finger Printing $5.00 each ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

The police department can only tow cars that have been abandoned on public property or a city street. You may call a wrecker service of your choice to tow the car away on private property you own or manage. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Traffic Citations are processed through the St. Lucie County Clerk of the Court’s Traffic Department . To pay a traffic citation you received in the City of Fort Pierce you may go to the clerk’s office located at 218 South 2nd Street. ( Police Departments - Fort Pierce )

Please call the City's Public Works Department at 772.467.3000 and we will be happy to have one delivered to your home. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

Yes, due to space limitations common to most multifamily residences, a recycling system must be tailored to each individual complex. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

For more information about garbage collection and garbage collection day changes, call Public Works at 772-467-3000. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

Garbage fees are billed on your Fort Pierce Utility Bill. View our Residential Container Rates (PDF) . ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

Yardmen, as well as landscape contractors, lawn maintenance workers, tree surgeons, etc., are required per City Ordinance to remove any debris they generate. The City is not required to remove contractor debris. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

Call the Fort Pierce Public Works Department at 772-467-3794 for questions about your garbage bill. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

Call the Fort Pierce Public Works Department at 772-467-3794 for questions about a commercial account. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

If you have followed all the collection requirements and your bulk waste was missed, email Customer Service or call 772-467-3700. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

For information about recycling, including recycling pick-up schedules and obtaining recycling bins, please contact the Customer Service by calling 772-467-3000. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )

Call the Public Works Department at 772.467.3794 for additional information. ( Solid Waste Division - Fort Pierce )
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