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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.
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.
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.
Yes, chickens are permitted and special exception is required. The allowance is 6 chickens, which must be kept in a coop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grant requirements are as follows:
Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant (26-100 employees) must meet requirements above AND
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)
• 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
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.
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:
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:
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.
Information about domestic violence can be found at the following links:
Please call the City's Public Works Department at 772.467.3000 and we will be happy to have one delivered to your home.
Garbage fees are billed on your Fort Pierce Utility Bill. View our Residential Container Rates (PDF).
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.
Call the Fort Pierce Public Works Department at 772-467-3794 for questions about your garbage bill.
Call the Fort Pierce Public Works Department at 772-467-3794 for questions about a commercial account.
If you have followed all the collection requirements and your bulk waste was missed, email Customer Service or call 772-467-3700.
For information about recycling, including recycling pick-up schedules and obtaining recycling bins, please contact the Customer Service by calling 772-467-3000.