Pinellas County Barking Ordinance

Maximo Moorings is a pet friendly neighborhood! We LOVE our pets. Not very often, but sometimes, our pets may irritate our neighbors. This little article addresses a remedy for excessive and continued barking.

Note this is a County ordinance and not a City ordinance.

Pinellas County responds to barking complaints more than any other public nuisance issue. Their procedure is to alert and educate the pet owner that neighbors are disturbed by their dog(s) barking, and ask the owner to stop the disturbance.

If neighbors continue to experience discomfort from the barking, Animal Services can issue a $143 citation based upon at least two signed verified barking dog affidavits for the same incident from unrelated people living in separate dwellings from the surrounding area. Citizens that sign these statements must be willing to appear in court to testify if the citation is contested.

For the official barking ordinance, affidavit and more information go to:

Developer plans at Home Depot Land

We caught this news story today.. this is excellent news!

A Tampa developer plans a mixed-use project on a high-profile parcel in St. Petersburg’s Skyway Marina District.

Phillips Development & Realty has a contract on the 9-acre site at 30th Avenue South and 34th Street South, where Home Depot had once planned a store before the recession hit and the company’s strategy shifted.

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Maximo Marina Rumors Cleared

An e-mail sent to us from Lee Hicks to share with our residents of Maximo Moorings.


I just want to clear up some rumors.

The canal that runs to Maximo Marina is wholly owned by the marina ownership group. As I understand it, it was dredged to have access to the marina. Currently Maximo needs to approve all docks that are on the canal either for new construction or additions and major repairs.

Usually a dock contractor brings me a drawing and consent form, I sign it and keep as a record. I don’t think we will have any problems with this continuing.

Some of the criteria we look at are;

Length – We are no longer approving docks longer that 40’ into the channel. The existing docks that are longer than that can stay. However, the property owner on the opposite side of the canal will have to limit their dock so as not to exceed a total of 80’ total length for both docks.

Width – As long as the docks meet the length requirement, the width is a matter between the property owners.

The reasons for these measures are that over the years, boar builders have been making boats beamier (Wider). We commissioned a hydro study recently for depths and have found that the channel cannot support 2 boats crossing without the length requirements listed above.

Also I have heard (rumors) that Maximo Marina is going to start charging for the use of docks/ I do know that in some communities where this is the case, the owners do charge an annual fee and if the docks are on State or Federal bottom lands an annual CZM (coastal zone management) fees have to be paid.

Maximo marina has never charged for the use in the past and I have not been told otherwise that policy will change. I cannot say if this will ever change, but again, it has not even been discussed, as far as I know. Enjoy your docks.

I also heard that Maximo Marina is closing 37th St. in front of the marina. Wow, how do these things get started? That is a county road and only the county could make that decision, and of course they would have to involve all the communities it touches. We have not requested any changes to 37th St.


Lee Hicks
General Manager
Maximo Marina
4801 37th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Phone: (727) 867-1102
Fax: (727) 867-8087

Marina to Seafood Shack: Close It Up!

Today, as I was reading daily Facebook news, I happened to stumble upon this saddening post by Maximo Seafood Shack.  Honestly at first, I thought it was an April Fools joke but apparently it’s not…

Ahoy Friends and Neighbors.

This is the hardest notice I have had to write to all of my loyal friends and customers since the inception of Maximo Seafood Shack on May 8, 2011. This morning, the management of Maximo Marina notified me that Maximo Seafood Shack must be off premise by August 1, 2016. Needless to say I am saddened and a bit shocked by the sudden news as I was told a few months ago that the dock in which the Shack sits on would be the last piece to be renovated, and that they would try to work with us to create a new Shack on the land near the front parking lot.

The management also expressed their excitement about tearing down the marina and building a mega yacht facility, insisting that the community, the mayor and the city is on board with their plans. At this point I am uncertain about the time frame at which I will be closing the doors to Maximo Seafood Shack; however I am certain it will be necessary to do so before August 1st. Maximo Seafood Shack is one of the last true fish houses left in Florida. With that said, I hope to see you all on the dock before we are forced to shut down this truly unique and special piece of Florida history.

Posted by Maximo Seafood Shack on Friday, April 1, 2016

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