Frequenty Asked Questions
How do I report a violation?
You may report a violation in several ways. You may call the Code Compliance officer directly at 352-805-0058, email him at email@example.com or through the Code Enforcement Portal on the city website. As of July 1st, 2021 we can no longer accept anonymous complaints per Florida State Statute, and must have a name and address of the person filing the complaint.
Do I need a permit for my project?
This depends on the project. We recommend that you call and find out. Not everything requires a building permit. We do ask that you call before you start your project, to make sure what you’re doing is an allowable use, and that you have all the information you need.
What do I do if I receive a Notice of Violation?
First is to read it, it will explain the violation and how to remedy the violation. Then if you have questions or need clarification, please call the Code Officer at 352-805-0058.
What happens if I am not in compliance by the date on my notice?
You will receive a Notice of Hearing in the mail. This will have a date on it, and you will be able to present your side of the case to the Special Magistrate.
Can I park my Camper/RV on my property?
Yes, but it must be parked on the side or behind the home. It must be behind the front line of the home. It must be closed and disconnected while sitting. If you live in an HOA, you may want to check before parking a Camper/RV on your property. They may have more requirements.
Can Code Compliance enforce Homeowner Association rules?
No. If there is violation of the HOA rules, but it is in compliance with city ordinance. The code officer cannot enforce anything.
I need an extension on my violation, can I get one?
Yes, please call the code officer at 352-805-0058. In most cases an extension is granted.
How do I get a final inspection for a permit?
Once the work is completed, there is an email address on the yellow permit card. Send and email to that address for an inspection. This can be done by the contractor or owner.