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Litter

It shall be unlawful for any person to drop, deposit, discard, or otherwise dispose of litter in or upon any public or private property within Taylor County, including but not restricted to, any street, park, body of water, vacant parcel or occupied lot, except in public litter receptacles provided for public use, or in an area lawfully established and maintained as a garbage or waste disposal site, sanitary landfill or junkyard.

It shall be unlawful to permit an accumulation of garbage, trash or waste upon any residential property for a period longer than seven (7) days without having arranged for disposal of such accumulation by some person or business qualified to perform such service.

When a violation of any of the provisions of this Section has been observed by any person, and the matter, litter, or junk dumped or disposed of in the highway, right-of-way, property adjacent to such highway or right-of-way, or private property has been ejected from a vehicle, the owner or operator of such motor vehicle shall be presumed to be the person who ejected such trash, garbage, refuse or other unsightly matter.

Any article of litter bearing a person's name or address found on the private property of another, or on any public property, shall be presumed to be the property of such person whose name or address appears thereon, and it shall be presumed that such person placed or caused to be placed such articles where found, and is the sole responsibility of said person to prove otherwise.

Junk / Debris

The Board of County Commissioners of Taylor County, Florida, hereby finds that the accumulation of junk and the storage of unserviceable vehicles on privately owner lands, except in lawfully established and maintained junkyards, garbage or waste disposal sites, or sanitary landfills, creates health hazards and attractive nuisances and impairs the economic welfare of adjoining properties. Such accumulation of junk and storage of unserviceable vehicles in violations of this section is hereby prohibited and declared to be a public nuisance. Junk includes the following:

1. Litter
2. Debris
3. Waste materials
4. Dead animals
5. Used machinery parts
6. Used or unserviceable vehicle parts
7. Used and non-functional furniture
8. Used and non-functional appliances
9. Used and non-functional tools
10. Used and non-functional equipment & implements