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Unincorporated Broward County

Community Code Compliance

Please Note: We only handle code enforcement concerns for properties that are located within unincorporated Broward County. To report a violation for a property that is located within a city, please contact that city's code enforcement office for assistance. To verify the jurisdiction of a property, please check with the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office.

We promote compliance with community standards through enforcement of applicable zoning codes and regulations in the Broward County Code of Ordinances. We enforce those standards by addressing property maintenance problems that can negatively impact a neighborhood or community, including the following:

  • Overgrown grass and noxious vegetation 
  • Improperly stored inoperable or derelict vehicles and vessels (boats)
  • Parking or storage of prohibited commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods
  • Unauthorized commercial activities occurring within residential neighborhoods
  • Open-air storage of prohibited items
  • Discolored building exteriors and graffiti
  • Illegal advertising signs
  • Landscaping neglect
  • Buildings showing visible signs of neglect and disrepair
  • Abandoned property
  • Improper storage of garbage, recycling carts, and dumpsters
  • Construction work without zoning approval and permits
  • Minimum housing code standards

We also work to accomplish neighborhood revitalization and the quality of life through many programs, including:

  • Education and citizen outreach
  • Community leadership surveys
  • Proactive code compliance patrol
  • Land clearance abatement
  • Junk property abatement
  • Free paint distribution assistance
  • Partnering with neighborhood civic associations
  • Periodic code enforcement neighborhood sweeps
  • Abandoned and vacant real property registration and maintenance

In addition, we serve as the primary agency for enforcing neighborhood enhancement plans as part of the Neighborhood Preservation and Enhancement Districts in unincorporated Broward County.

If you have a building and permitting question or need information for building permits or special events, please call the Permitting Section at 954-765-4400, Option 1

If you have a zoning question or need information about certificates of use, home offices, zoning permits, sign permits, landscape requirements and zoning variances, please call the Zoning Section at 954-765-4400, Option 5.

If you have a concern or complaint regarding unsafe structures or building code enforcement, please call the Building Code Enforcement Section at 954-765-4400, Option 6

If you have a concern or complaint regarding community standards, such as property maintenance, junk vehicles or other code violations for property located in unincorporated Broward County or to request a zoning and code compliance or land clearing lien search please call the Community Code Compliance Section at 954-765-4400, Option 8.

 Community Code Compliance Resources
Broward County Code of Ordinances: Ch. 5: Building Regulations and Land Use
Broward County Code of Ordinances: Ch. 39: Zoning
Broward Housing Council
PDF icon Citizen's Guide to Community Code Compliance


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