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  • Boats, trailers and recreational vehicles may be stored in a carport, enclosed structure or to the rear of building lines indicated by these illustrations.

  • Inoperable and/or unregistered vehicles may be stored in a carport or enclosed structure.

  • Grass or lawn on properties may be up to 12 inches in height.

  • Permitted outside are items such as children’s toys, playground equipment and lawn furniture.

  • Portable storage units are allowed in residential neighborhoods twice a year not to exceed 14 days each.
  • Hosting more than two garage sales within one calendar year is not recommended.

  • Fences may have two sections replaced once per year without a permit through the City of Melbourne Building Department.

  • Block parties and other special activities are allowed with a special activity permit.

  • Refuse containers may be placed out after 5 p.m. the day before pickup and returned to behind the face of the building on the day of collection.

  • For a home occupation in a residentially zoned district a home Business Tax Receipt may be issued when the home is used only as a location for a business phone and an address for business correspondence. There shall not be any walk-in or drive-in business to the residence, and storage of goods and equipment or parking of commercial vehicles is not allowed.

  • House numerals that indicate the official numerical address for each principal building or each front entrance to such building must be posted on the building in such a manner as to be clearly visible from the street in which the building is located. The numerals must be a minimum of 3 inches high and 1/2 inch wide and of a contrasting color to the building.