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Millera1984, Home Buyer in Punta Gorda, FL

Are there any deed restrictions that prohibit living aboard a boat docked at your empty lot on Punta Gorda before building a house?

Asked by Millera1984, Punta Gorda, FL Wed Sep 8, 2010

I am thinking about buying an empty lot at Punta Gorda. My plan is to dock my boat there after making the purchase, then living aboard the boat for a while as the home is being built. I would be parking a vehicle on the lot at night, sleeping on the boat, and going to work during the day. I may even live on the boat for several months before starting the home construction. Are there any deed restrictions that would prohibit this?

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I live in Punta Gorda on a sailboat canal and would like to let you know that Punta Gorda is a wonderful place to live! Although you would not be able to sleep on your boat while building and there are other restrictions that you may want to be sure to follow. Punta Gorda Isles was established as a deed restricted community. The deed restrictions were in place for a 30 year period in accordance with Florida law. In 1995 as deed restrictions in certain areas of PGI began to expire, it was decided that the deed restrictions would not be renewed; but, would be incorporated into a set of unique community standards in the city of Punta Gorda codes. I would suggest to you this website which you could look up the city codes. http://www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/ Also, be sure to call the City of Punta Gorda to be sure that your lot address is considered to be within those boundaries for these specific codes, if it is not, they will be able to tell you who to call for your address. Good luck to you in your endeavor. Jan
Jan Klein, GRI, CSS Realtor
Century 21 Aztec & Associates
http://www.usejan.com
941-276-2005
Web Reference: http://www.usejan.com
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Charlotte County does not allow you to even STORE your boat on your vacant lot, unless your homes lot has been killed and combined with the lot you own next door. They consider you staying on the boat "camping" and it is not permitted. You can contact them directly at 941-743-1201 and ask for zoning to verify this directly. Curt Mellon - Re/Max Anchor Realty - http://www.mlsDetectives.com
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Miller,

Could you be more specific regarding your location.....there are a variety of different communities with a wide range of regulations. It would be helpful to have additional information about this location.

Eventhough there may not be specific rules about living aboard your boat...there may be additional guidelines with which to be concerned, ie. environmental impact on local vegitation and animal habitats.
Our recommendation is to be thorough with your search for this information because it may not be the obvious regulation that causes the problem....but something very obscure.

Good luck with your project.

Bill

Michael Saunders & Company
billeckler@michaelsaunders.com
941-408-5363
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