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Collections of Code Liens?

Posted by admin On July 1st

If your jurisdiction has a Collections / Foreclosure program please contact Sandra Le Gay;

Sarasota Code Enforcement Division Manager.


Sandra LeGay

Code Enforcement Division Manager | Planning and Development Services Department

1001 Sarasota Center Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Office:  941-861-6103

Cell:      941-306-6969




Community Forums for Code Enforcement?

Posted by admin On October 19th
I am trying to start an open conversation with our community. Has anyone started a forum where they meet with residents on a monthly basis? And if so how did you promote it?

Thank You

Joe Polzien


Nuisance Abatement Code Enhancement?

Posted by admin On March 24th

Do any of your jurisdictions have Nuisance Abatement Codes that have been enhanced to include crime related issues other than the norm: Prostitution, Drugs, Gangs, & Gambling? Our Police Department is considering revisions to the City’s related code section that would allow for the following issues to also be heard before a Nuisance Abatement Board: weapons related arrests, loitering problems, alcohol related violations, fighting – assault & battery arrests, fire capacity violations, and/or repeat calls for service. The idea is to bring businesses requiring extreme levels of law enforcement resources before the Nuisance Abatement Board for Repeat violations of these additional crime related issues.

If your jurisdiction has any such language included in your Nuisance Abatement Code sections please forward to:

FREE Food Pantry Boxes?

Posted by admin On February 3rd

Anybody dealing with these in their jurisdictions now or in the past?

Homeowners are placing 3 x 5’ wooden structures with double doors in their front yards (Not ROW);  With signs on them advising Free Food.  Anyone needing it can come and go at all hours to retrieve what has been left in the boxes by those willing to donate.

If yes, are they regulated and how?

Illegal Dumping Resources?

Posted by admin On July 27th
I serve as legal counsel to a municipality and am looking for enforcement and non-enforcement measures to address illegal dumping as well as potential funding sources for same.  Can you point me in the right direction in terms of resources toward this end. Thanks in advance for your anticipated consideration and cooperation in this regard.  Please respond to Fawn Powers.

Review SWACE By-Laws Revisions Here

Posted by admin On February 18th

Please review the SWACE By-Laws Revisions by clicking on the link below.

Thanks in advance.

SWACE By-Laws – Draft Revisions 03-09-16

Security Cameras Required?

Posted by admin On November 3rd

Fort Myers City Council voted 6-0 Monday 11/02/2015 for staff to produce a comprehensive plan by January 2016 for the implementation of security cameras in public places.  Have any jurisdiction adopted ordinances related to security or surveillance cameras being required in certain locations, or for particular types of construction or land uses?  If so please share the information at:


Code Enforcement Computer Program?

Posted by admin On May 21st

Mamie Drane from Lake Alfred would like to have suggestions on the BEST computer programs available to track all facets of Code Enforcement?  If you have any “words of wisdom” in this regard you can share your information with her at the following:

(863) 291-5748

Code Enforcement Bicycle Program?

Posted by admin On April 23rd

If anyone out there is aware of any jurisdictions using bicycles for Code Enforcement patrol or otherwise please advise?  Copies of any related Standard Operating Procedures would be very helpful.

Please contact Tom Wooten at Manatee County Government


Uber Issues?

Posted by admin On December 9th

Anybody having any enforcement related problems with Uber within their jurisdiction?

Might want to see this article and advise on your issues for discussion purposes?

Uber vs. Portland: City reportedly tickets several rideshare drivers for running illegal taxis

Uber: City code officers try to ticket drivers Minutes after Uber rideshare launched in Portland without the city’s permission, code enforcement officers …