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New Port Richey Ordinances You Need to Know

New Port Richey Florida, like many cities, has its own code of local ordinances. Some of the ordinances are unusual, unexpectedly prohibiting seemingly normal conduct or activities. It’s important that those living in or visiting New Port Richey know their rights. Keep reading to learn more about local ordinances in New Port Richey.

When You Can Purchase Alcohol

The New Port Richey Code regulates the alcoholic beverages distributed in city parameters. An ordinance prohibits the sale of alcohol between certain hours and on certain days. The prohibition does not just follow the general Sunday “blue laws.” While the ordinance does prohibit the sale or serving of alcohol on Sundays between 2 and 11 a.m., the ordinance extends this to all weekdays between 2 and 8 a.m., Christmas day from 2 to 11 a.m. and any election day.

Be Careful When Soliciting Funds

Another section of the Code prohibits persons from soliciting money from vehicles that are stopped at a light or traffic control device, or from soliciting money from a vehicle that is 200 feet or closer from any street, highway or road intersection in the New Port Richey confines. A separate ordinance makes it unlawful to demand money in a threatening or intimidating way. Persons who ask for money must do so as to not make anyone feel physically threatened and must not continually pursue someone who has already declined the invitation.

Lakes Are Not For Fishing or Bathing

The Code also makes it unlawful for a person to bathe or fish within any of the lakes in the city confines, unless a permit is first obtained from city council.

Contact Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins for Legal Counsel

If you are concerned about compliance with the New Port Richey ordinances or would like to talk to an experienced attorney, reach out to Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins for legal assistance.

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