The Florida Fire Code requires a 7’6” clearance in front of and to the sides of a fire hydrant and a 4’ clearance to the rear of a fire hydrant. If you do not have the proper clearance, you should cut back any plants over-growing the fire hydrant or remove any post, fence, storage or trash that would obstruct or prevent the immediate use of the fire hydrant.
Water is flowing during fire hydrant maintenance so the possibility of water discoloration is slight but possible.
You need to contact Public Works at 298-5458. They are responsible for fire hydrant maintenance.
You need to contact the Police Department at 291-5200. Parking in front of a fire hydrant is a violation of FSS 316.1945.
No. Automobiles must park a minimum of 15 feet from a fire hydrant, regardless of curb color.
No. Only ground cover is allowed to grow near a fire hydrant. All other plants and obstructions must be at least 7’6” from the front and sides of a fire hydrant and at least 4’ from the rear of a fire hydrant. All fire hydrants must have direct visibility and accessibility from the street.