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The Pool Safety Act requirements are as stringent as they are complex. The basic requirement is that any new pool must be built with protection by means of fence, screen enclosure, alarms, baby barrier, or a combination of these components which serves to provide a barrier to entrance to the pool from all directions, for 360 degrees around the pool.
424.2.17 Residential swimming barrier requirement, a part of the Florida Building Code, may be accessed online at http://www.floridabuilding.org/c/default.aspx then selecting Florida Building Code 2007, the Building volume, Chapter 4, Section 424.2.17.
Existing Pools Completed After May 22, 1996 But Before September 30, 2000:On May 22, 1996, the City passed a fence ordinance requiring a minimum 4’-high fence, with self-closing, self-locking gate(s), or a screen enclosure, around any pool which had not yet been completed, or for which the final inspection had not yet been approved. However, there is an exception for a property located on a waterway: no fence is required along the plot line(s) bounded by water. And, exempted from these enclosure requirements are pools located in A-1, AE-1, and AE-2 zoning districts, such as Tall Pines, Pinetree Estates, and the Ranches.
City Ordinance 22-88(6) may be found among the ordinances posted at municode.com, or by following the link on the City website cityofparkland.org.
Existing Pools Completed Prior To May 22, 1996: There were no code-mandated requirements for a new pool completed prior to May 22, 1996 to have a fence or screen enclosure.
Note: a permit, where required, must be applied for and acquired before any such work may commence.
A bond is typically required for new construction or work within a City of Parkland designated right of way. Bonding requirements are defined in Section 145-150 and 145-160 of the Code of Ordinance and specific information on the Bonding process can be found at www.cityofparkland.org/bondprocess . Bond release information can be found at http://www.cityofparkland.org/bondrelease . All bond release request must be processed through the City Clerk’s Department.
For information on major Capital Projects feel free to contact the City’s Engineering Department for updates on active Capital Projects. However, the City has created a Capital Projects page that will provide updates on a monthly basis.
For tree replacement requirements of one to five trees, a minimum of 30% native species shall be utilized as a replacement tree. For six to 10 replacement trees required, a minimum of 30% native species shall be utilized. For 11 to 20 replacement trees required, a minimum of 30% native species shall be utilized. For 21 to 50 replacement trees required, a minimum of 30% native species shall be utilized. For 51 or more replacement trees required, a minimum of 30% native species shall be utilized.
Library Building Expansion, $1,980,000; Loxahatchee Road Improvements, $1,500,000; Records Storage Building, $570,000; Fire Station 42 Addition, $239,000.
87 full-time and 71 part-time, totaling 158 positions.
8350 Ranch Road, Parkland FL 33067 On Holmberg Road in between University Drive and 441 on the north side of Holmberg Road.
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The permit card posted on the job site is your record of inspection approvals. If an inspection is not approved, the inspector leaves a “red tag” on the permit board. Your duplicate copy of this document lists code sections and a brief description of the violation(s). You can also go to www.cityofparkland.org/epermit and sign up as a public user. There you can search the results of an inspection.