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Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Section of the Planning & Zoning Division investigates reports of possible code violations such as:

  • Junk-like conditions
  • Abandoned motor vehicles (on private property)
  • Abandoned watercraft
  • Tall grass (except on vacant lots which is not a violation)
  • Setback requirements
  • Permit requirements
  • Landscape inspections (commercial and residential)
  • Sign inspections
  • Commercial Changes of Occupancy

Report a Code, Licensing or Building Code Violation

Option 1: Submit a violation using the online Citizen Access portal. Instructions are found here How to Report or Track a Code Violation Online.

Option 2: Call 941.743.1201 for a customer service specialist who will submit the information to the Code Compliance Section.

Option 3: Send an email to Please be aware that county email is subject to Florida's Open Records law and therefore your complaint would not necessarily be anonymous.

  • Illegal Dumping Online: Report illegal dumping | Solid Waste Divison of Public Works | Call 1.866.Y.DUMP.CC (1.866.938.6722).

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