Code Compliance is a legal process that follows the provisions of Florida State Statute 162. Code Compliance receives and takes all complaints seriously. We are a compassionate city and it is not uncommon for it to take some time to obtain compliance from property owners. Properties are alleged to be in violation and must be given adequate time to correct the violation.
Code Compliance Officers patrols the city for code violations and investigates complaints received from the community. After a Code Compliance Officer observes a violation and discovers it has not been corrected, a hearing is scheduled. The special magistrate listens to testimony and evidence, and determines if a property is in violation. A property owner found in violation is given a specific period of time to correct the violation. Fines can accrue daily and liens can be filed against the property as well.
Home-based businesses are not permitted to advertise the business, receive customers, or keep commercial vehicles on the property. Home-based business owners are required to obtain a business tax receipt from the city as well as other licensing agencies as applicable. Call 954-602-3040 or 954-602-3061 for more information.