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Welcome to the City Of Macclenny's Code Enforcement Department.  We would like to remind our current and future residents of several ordinances that are in effect for our community.

Lot, Tract, or Parcel Land Conditions.

It is prohibited for the owner of such land, occupied or unoccupied, to allow the accumulation of filth, rubbish, trash debris, household articles or excessive growth of weeds, underbrush, and trees on the owner's property.  This also includes the parking of or storing of any motor (engine) or vehicle in a junked or abandoned condition on the owner's property.  For more information see Part III, chapter 15 of our City Ordinances.


Mobile Homes, Travel Trailers & Parking of Heavy Equipment

Pre-manufactured homes moved into the city require a permit and must be skirted of acceptable material approved by the building inspector.  Regular maintenance including washing the outside of the pre-manufactured home is encouraged.  For more information call 904-259-7529 or email buildingdepartment@cityofmacclenny.com.

Travel trailers, for temporary residency, are allowed on available designated spaces in existing mobile home parks only.  Recreational Vehicles are allowed to be stored on your property but may not be occupied.  See Part II, chapter 14 of our City Ordinances.

Parking of heavy equipment, buses, and recreational vehicles on public streets in residential areas in excess of two hours is prohibited.  Parking of semi-truck tractors and/or trailers and trucks designed for carrying things other than passengers with a capacity exceeding 3 tons are prohibited anywhere within residential areas.  Parking along U. S. Hwy 90, SR 121, and SR 228 is allowed with some restrictions.  For more information see Part II, chapter 20 of our City Ordinances.


Structural Construction

The construction of any structure requires a permit and must meet certain setback requirements according to zoning.  Structures that do not meet requirements of our code, are subject to inspection and condemnation by the building inspector if the building is not brought up to our code standards.  For more information see Part III, Chapter 4, Article 1, Division 5 of our City Ordinances.


Mailboxes

The construction of mailbox should not exceed five (5) feet in height and must be securely mounted on post no larger than four-inch by four-inch or four-and-one-half-inch diameter wood posts or two-inch diameter standard steel or aluminum pipe buried no more than twenty-four (24) inches in the ground.  The receptacle for the mailbox should be located in a manner which does not obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic or pose a public safety hazard.  For more information see Part II, chapter 19 of our City Ordinances.


Water Wells

The drilling of wells inside the city is strictly prohibited.  For more information call 904-259-7529 or email buildingdepartment@cityofmacclenny.com.


Noisy Animals (For all Animal Control related issues, please call Baker County Animal Control at 904-259-6786)

No person shall own or keep in the city any animal which by barking, biting or howling or in any other manner disturbs the quiet of any person.  It shall also be the responsibility of the owners of dog pens to discipline their dogs to prevent excessive barking. Excessive barking shall be considered a verifiable and valid complaint against the owner.  For more information see Part II, chapter 5 of our City Ordinances.


Animals Running at Large (For all Animal Control related issues, please call Baker County Animal Control at 904-259-6786)

It is unlawful for any animal to run at large in the city and it shall be unlawful for any person owning an animal in the city to allow the animal to run at large.  All dogs shall be and remain under the direct control of a person competent to control the dog at all times, or be kept within a suitable enclosure sufficient to prevent the dog's escape therefrom. For purposes of the City's ordinance, the term "direct control" is defined as requiring immediate, continuous physical control of the dog at all times, such as by means of a leash, cord or chain of sufficient strength to restrain the dog, not to exceed six (6) feet in length. If the impounding officer, seeing a dog at large, is unable to detect a competent person controlling the dog as required in this section, it shall be considered by the court as prima facie evidence that such dog is in violation of this ordinance.  For more information see Part II, chapter 5 of our City Ordinances.


Advertising and Signs

This ordinance may exempt certain signs from these regulations, prohibits certain signs, establishes regulations to govern the placement and size of temporary and permanent signs within the city, and establishes application procedures and procedures for appeals.  
This ordinance applies to all signs, and other advertising devices, that are constructed, erected, operated, used, maintained, enlarged, illuminated or substantially altered within the city. Mere repainting or changing the message of a sign shall not, in and of itself, be construed as a substantial alteration.  For more information see Part III, chapter 14 of our City Ordinances.