Building and Code Complaints
The Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting Division initiates administrative
disciplinary action against the license of a Broward County contractor who has violated
a law, an ordinance or the Florida Building Code.
If a building is abandoned and presents a possible hazard, it may be inspected
for violations. If those violations are deemed to present a hazard, the Florida
Building Code allows the appropriate building official to declare it an "Unsafe
Structure." The Code also has provisions for notifying the owner of record to correct
the violations or demolish the building. If the owner does nothing, the building
may be demolished and the owner will be billed for the cost.
To report an abandoned and hazardous structure located in unincorporated Broward
County or a city Broward County contracts with, call 954-765-4400, Option
For an abandoned building located elsewhere, please contact the municipality
in which it is located.
The Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting Division investigates complaints
about maintenance problems of properties located in unincorporated Broward County
or a municipality under contract with the County. If you have a concern or complaint
regarding community standards in unincorporated Broward County, please call
954-765-4400, Option 8.