Responsibilities The City's Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for ensuring land use activities and structures comply with the minimum standards set forth by City ordinance. This involves:
- Responding to citizen complaints
- Routine surveillance
- Staff investigations
Common ViolationsThe most common violations involve:
- Abandoned vehicles
- Animal complaints
- Illegal signs
- License and permit violations
- Right-of-way violations
How are Code Enforcement Services provided?Per Florida State Statute 162.06(1b), effective July 1st, 2021, any person making a code complaint must provide their name and address. Any personal information you provide will become part of the case and a public record. Any written or electronic communication material received or generated by the City of Safety Harbor is a public record per Florida Public Records Law. Florida Public Records Law requires these records to be made available for inspection by anyone who requests it.
Florida State Statute 162.06(1b) does not allow for the reporting of an alleged code violation to be made anonymously unless the agency has reason to believe that the alleged violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources. If you believe that this is the case, you must contact Safety Harbor Code Compliance at (727) 724-1555 ext.1705 or use the City Action Line.