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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
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.
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.
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.