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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?

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 …

Residential Rental Registration Program Survey

Posted by admin On June 18th


Please consider taking a minute to help us compile some important information by taking a very brief 10 question survey on:

Residential Rental Registration Programs – just click on the link below. We’ll share our results.

Rental Registration Survey

Thanks in advance!

Automatic Citation Writer Programs?

Posted by admin On May 14th

Our jurisdiction had an $8,000 contract with a company to build a ticket writing module so that when we issue citations electronically instead of hand writing, we would swipe their DL similar to the Police program for running a red light or speeding and the citation would print out the code violated and all of the violators DL information and we would just have them sign.

Unfortunately the company was absorbed by another company and the new company will no longer honor our contract. I have checked the Central Florida area and our City is about the only one that issues citations on a regular basis, so no one has ever made the initial investment to have a program written for them that we could purchase or piggy back and begin using.

The reason I am writing you is to ask if you or any of your southern jurisdictions use a ticket writer program or does everyone still hand write citations? Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Bill VanHorn


Chronic Nuisance Code Inspection Fees?

Posted by admin On February 12th

I am the chronic nuisance officer for the City of West Palm Beach and I am hoping you can help me.  I am trying to adapt a re-inspection fee schedule to use for owner occupied properties that do not comply.

(Our Chronic nuisance ordinance does not fall under the typical FSS-162 daily fines)

I am wondering if any city in Florida  charges a fee for each re-inspections in situations like these.  I have been looking in Municode and also making phone calls, and have come up empty so far.   Does  Florida not ever allow fees for code inspections?

I mean there seems to be fees for everything else and these seem like an excessive use of resources above the traditional levels of enforcement paid for by the taxpayers we serve.

Laura M. Borso

Chronic Nuisance Officer