What is the process to remove a derelict vessel?
The removal of a derelict vessel requires due process, administered by multiple agencies. Due process includes tracking ownership, issuance of a citation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and if necessary, brought before the court system if the vessel owner fails to bring the vessel into compliance. After these processes have occurred and if funding and resources are available, the city/county/state may then remove and dispose of the vessel after it has been released by the courts and the FWC. This can be a lengthy process. To report a derelict vessel, visit the City Help Desk and fill out a form in the Beach and Harbor section.
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1. During my morning walks, I see dogs roaming around the neighborhood and tearing up people's trash. What should I do?
2. I have received a notice from the City's Code Enforcement Officer for violating one of the City's codes. I need more time to correct the problem, what should I do?
3. What happens when a person who was cited for violating a City ordinance fails to comply?
4. I worked in my yard this weekend and have placed a lot of lawn debris out at the curb. Who will pick it up and when?
5. What is the process to remove a derelict vessel?
6. Does the city have an ordinance that prohibits the blocking of sidewalks with vehicles, boats, trailers, etc.?
7. How do I contact the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)?