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Code Enforcement

201 SE 3rd Street - 2nd Floor
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 629-8309

 

Business Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
 

The Code Enforcement Division enforces codes that pertain to zoning laws, nuisance abatement, contracting and permitting requirements of the City of Ocala and the State of Florida, occupational licenses, sign codes, alcohol location permits, and many other local ordinances and State Statutes.

The division works closely with the public, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, State Attorney's Office, local and state police agencies, as well as Division of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Agriculture and other state and local agencies in the enforcement of laws.

When there is a violation of a local ordinance, the violator is notified first by personal contact. If compliance is not attained, a Notice of Violation is mailed to the violator with a time frame to comply.  If no action is taken, a Notice to Appear will be served on the violator.  A hearing is then held.

Municipal Code Enforcement Board.  If the violator is found guilty, the Board can assess a fine of up to $250.00 per day per violation.  A lien is placed on all real and personal property and can be foreclosed on in three months.  This usually insures compliance of the violation.

The intent of the Code Enforcement Division is to educate and inform the public of the laws.  To work with  the public in enforcement of these laws and to maintain communication, a good understanding and a working relationship with our citizens.

It is the duty of the Code Enforcement Inspector to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Ocala.

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