St. Petersburg, FL, Code of Ordinances
Updated October 2020
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The city’s land development regulations allow for mobile food trucks to operate in designated public right-of-ways, on private property, and also allows for mobile food truck rallies with the appropriate permits (§16.50.440.3.1). Many aspects of mobile food truck vending (§16.50.440) are addressed, including classification of mobile vending types, locations, hours of operations, noise limitations, waste collection, signage, open flame cooking, and special events.
The city’s land development code defines and regulates multiple residential and nonresidential social service uses. It defines “food center,” “long-term housing,” “personal care services/drop-in center,” “short term/emergency housing,” and “supply pantry” (§16.50.390.3). It permits food centers, long-term housing, personal care services/drop-in centers, short term/emergency housing, and supply pantries by right in certain districts and with a discretionary use permit in others, subject to use-specific standards (§16.50.390.4).
Use-specific standards for all uses address transit access, size and design for capacity, waiting areas, buffering, parking, separation from other social service uses, compliance with zoning district standards, application submittals, and accessory uses (§§16.50.390.5–7).
The city’s land development regulations authorize transfer of development rights (TDR) for environmental (§16.70.040.1.16) and historic (§16370.040.1.17) preservation. TDR standards address program purpose and intent, applicability, a procedure for establishing and transferring development credits, calculating development potential, protective covenants and releases, expiration and cancellation, and standards for review.
The city’s land development code addresses urban agriculture. It provides standards for community gardens as principal uses; standards do not apply to accessory use gardens (§16.50.085). Gardens are allowed in all zoning districts; standards address property maintenance, hours of operation and noise limitations, on-site and off-site produce sales, accessory structures, garbage containers, fencing, required yards, and environmental compliance.
An annual permit is required for community gardens; the code describes application procedure and requirements (§16.70.030.1.13). The fee for a new community garden permit is $100, with annual renewal fees of $50 (§12-6).
The city code's animal chapter addresses the keeping of livestock and fowl within the city.
Up to 10 fowl are permitted on each property and must be kept within coops and fenced areas; standards are provided for coop size and location; in residential areas coops are prohibited within 50' of any residence except that of the owner without written consent; roosters are prohibited (§4-31).
The keeping of farm animals requires 1 acre for each horse, mule, donkey, or cow, and ½ acre for each sheep, swine, or goat; standards address enclosures, shelter, sanitation (§4-32).
One Vietnamese potbellied pig is allowed per single-family unit, duplex, triplex, or quadplex; standards address care and sanitation (§4-33).
Two miniature goats are allowed per single-family unit, duplex, triplex, or quadplex; standards set maximum weight and height for animals and address care and sanitation (§4-34).
Two miniature sheep are allowed per single-family unit, duplex, triplex, or quadplex; standards set maximum weight and height for animals and address care and sanitation (§4-35).
St. Petersburg, FL
2010 Population: 244,769
2010 Population Density: 3,964.38/square mile