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The Code Enforcement Division ensures compliance with the City’s codes and ordinances relating to housing, overgrowth, open storage/care of premises, zoning, disabled/abandoned vehicles, minimum maintenance for commercial structures, signage and other City ordinances. Violators are provided time to correct violations and administrative hearings are scheduled for those that are not corrected. The Division’s Code Enforcement Officers are responsible for different areas/districts of the City.
Confidentiality is always respected and a complaint may be submitted anonymously.
Upon receiving a complaint during normal business hours, a code compliance officer will typically respond by phone or in person within 1-2 business days from received complaint.
A citizen can call 407-877-5144 or 407-656-4111 and request a status report at any time. If a Code Enforcement hearing is scheduled, the public is welcome to attend. This is a process that offers the property owner an opportunity to respond if corrections are not made within a reasonable time given by the notice of violation.
The complaint is forwarded to the code compliance officer responsible for the area of the city the violation occurred in. If the compliance officer finds a violation:
Cases where violators do not come into compliance within the provided time as designated by the Code Compliance Officer will be presented to the Code Enforcement Board.
This Board can consider imposing fines for violations that are not corrected. This process is reserved for when compliance with the City Code cannot be achieved.
Any vehicle that has any of the following can be considered an inoperable vehicle:
When weeds and grass have reached a height of eighteen (18) inches it is considered overgrown.
A residence can be used for a business address only with the issuance of a business tax receipt.
No, a commercial vehicle cannot be parked in a residential area unless parked in the garage out of site for overnight parking.
Recreational vehicles, such as motor homes, trailers, boats, boat trailers, jet skis, etc., must be parked to the rear of the house. If you own a corner lot, it must be parked to the rear of the house not on the two sides that face the street.
Code Compliance Officers will always try and get voluntary compliance from the resident of the property first. Most rental agreements require the resident to maintain the property and, in the event the resident does not voluntarily come into compliance, the Code Compliance Officer will research public records to locate and contact the owner of record for the property. Contact will be made with the owner of record to notify the owner of the violation.
Contact the inspector that served the notice. The Code Compliance Officer's telephone number is located at the bottom of the notice. Code Enforcement encourages you to call, not only if you have received a violation but, to answer any questions you may have. Code Enforcement is here to work with the citizens to insure that our community will remain a highly valued place to reside. If you have further questions, please call Code Enforcement at 407-877-5144.
City ordinance makes it illegal to allow grass or weeds to grow more than eighteen (18) inches tall. (This does not apply to land on which the natural vegetation has not been removed.) Citizens should contact the Code Enforcement division and provide information on the property. An officer will inspect the property and contact the owner of record. The owner is given ten (10) days, upon receipt of the notice or posting, to have the property mowed. However, if the owner of record cannot be located or does not mow the property, a pre-qualified contractor will mow or clean the property at a predetermined cost. The City will invoice the owner of record for the work done, plus administrative costs, and a lien will be placed on the property
Call 407-877-5144, or go to the Code Enforcement Division in downtown City Hall (300 W. Plant Street) before the deadline has expired, and discuss the circumstances with the Code Compliance Officer. Based on the circumstances the deadline may be extended.
If the invoice is not paid within ten (10) days after the invoice was mailed to the owner of record, the City records a lien upon the subject property. After ninety (90) days if the lien is still outstanding, the City may start a foreclosure proceeding.
No. Residential zoning districts do not allow for chickens, roosters, goats, and all other farm animals.
However, the city does allow for chickens only, if the resident follows stick code requirements and attends training classes to obtain a restricted permit for a limited period of time.
Please see a Code Compliance Officer by calling 407-877-5144, or go to the Code Enforcement Division in downtown City Hall (300 W. Plant Street) for specific details to obtain a chicken permit.
Any items, objects, materials, that are not properly stored, placed in containers or are spread all over the property in a disorderly manner.