The 2021 Florida legislative session passed Senate Bill (SB) 60 entitled County and Municipal Code Enforcement. SB 60 amends Florida Statute Chapter 162 prohibiting code compliance officers from initiating a code compliance action based on an anonymous complaint. Individuals wishing to submit a complaint are required to provide their name and address. An exception was provided permitting anonymous complaints only if a code officer has reason to believe the violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or there is a threat of imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources. SB60 is effective on July 1, 2021.
The mission of the Code Enforcement Division is to enforce the County codes, to promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors of Pasco County.
Our officers enforce many of the County's codes, which contribute to Pasco's quality of life and property values. Our team also attends neighborhood meetings and works with other agencies to educate our community about the importance of properly maintaining properties or reporting issues that need addressed.
Our Code Enforcement team's efforts support a vibrant community by ensuring code compliance and supporting neighborhood enhancement efforts.
Inspections are made resulting from complaints received. Once a complaint is received, an exterior property inspections is conducted based upon the complaint. If the complaint is valid, a violation notice is issued to the owner of the property.
If a violation notice is issued, the County gives the property owner time to make corrections. If violations are not corrected, and after consultation with the County Attorney's office, legal proceedings can be initiated against the property owner.