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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. You need a valid driver's license or picture identification, Employer Identification Number (EIN) or your social security number to apply. State-licensed businesses must provide a copy of the state license. If your company has a fictitious name, you must give the fictitious name registration from the Division of Corporations.
The City Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 5:05 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. The meetings are broadcast on Comcast's Channel 27 FPTV.
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.
The City Clerk's office can tell you if a contractor is licensed with the city. Call 772-467-3065 for more information.
No, animals are allowed on park grounds, leashed or unleashed; however, the City does have the Maravilla Park (Dog Park) located at 2622 Oleander Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Visit the Planning Department webpage and Find your Property. If the property is located within the City of Fort Pierce then email the address (or property ID) together with details of the proposed business to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will confirm your zoning district and whether the use is allowed. If it is, you will then need to apply for a Business Tax Receipt.
For new development projects, applicants must coordinate with the Planning Department for necessary reviews and approvals. The Engineering Department participates in these reviews and provides comments to applicants.
The Building Department is responsible for reviewing all permit applications to ensure all necessary documents are included. They review and inspect all projects prior to issuing a Certificate of Occupancy. When necessary, the Engineering Department coordinates with the Building Department to ensure construction meets the required codes
Please visit our website at RESIDENTIAL REFUSE Collection | Fort Pierce, FL - Official Website (cityoffortpierce.com) and the interactive map will provide your collection days.
For more information, please call Public Works Customer Service at 772.467.3794
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 772-467-3782 for invert elevation requirements. The city's survey crew will determine the required inverted elevations. Aluminum pipe is allowed in the private property only. See Code Section 32-9 (b)
The recycling schedule is as follows:
Yes. Please contact the Department of Engineering for requirements at 772-467-3782. See Code Section 32-9 (b)
Yes, all driveway locations and installations within city limits are regulated by the Department of Engineering and approved by the City Engineer. See Code Section 32-9 (b)
Bulk waste is items that do not fit in your 96-gallon green cart. Items collected include furniture, appliances, mattresses, carpet, and large toys. Items NOT collected include automobile parts, motorcycles or parts, lawnmowers or parts, doors, bricks, cinder blocks, rocks, concrete, glass, dirt, sand, sod, drywall, paint, batteries, tires, any commercial waste, or contractor-generated waste. Visit our Public Works page for more information.
Bulk debris is yard debris that does not fit in your 96-gallon black cart. Contain yard debris piles to a manageable size, not exceeding 6 feet. Limbs, logs, and branches cannot exceed 6 inches in diameter or 6 feet in length.
Avoid mixing garbage and yard debris. The yard debris pile must be free of items such as metal, food waste, garbage, soil, sod, and stones. Please do not place yard debris within five (5) feet of a fence, vehicle, mailbox, power line, poles, downed electrical wiring, storm drains, etc.