The City of North Port is one of the largest cities in Florida and has been in operation since 1959. The city operates through finance, utilities, general services and human resources departments. Its building department offers a range of structural inspection and facility maintenance services. The city s building department also issues building permits. It maintains international and municipal airport. The City of North Port s fire department offers a variety of emergency management services. Its public works department specializes in traffic management. The city s police department provides several law enforcement and administrative services. The City of North also maintains a selection of parks and recreational facilities.