IS THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD?
(The authority for the code enforcement process is in Chapter 162
of the Florida Statutes.)
The Code Enforcement Board (CEB) is a quasi-judicial body --meaning
"like court" -- which hears and adjudicates cases involving code
violations as identified and prosecuted by various county agencies. There are
seven (7) members on the CEB. They are all residents of Leon County who
volunteer without compensation. Each member is appointed by a County
Commissioner and serves a three-year term.
If an owner/occupant is found guilty of a violation, the CEB establishes a
time frame in which the violations must be corrected, and a penalty for failure
to correct the violation. Florida Statute authorizes the CEB to impose a penalty
of up to $250 per day, per violation, and up to $500 per day, per violation for repeat
violations. In addition, the CEB may authorize putting a lien on a property and
initiate foreclosure proceedings.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Often the best way to solve a problem is to become part of the solution. You
can help make Leon County a cleaner, safer community by sponsoring a
neighborhood community event. Become active in your neighborhood or homeowners’
association. If you don’t have one, think about organizing one.
Sometimes people violate County codes because they do not realize what they
are doing is not acceptable, or is a violation. Most people want to comply with
the laws of the community where they live, but some do not. Reporting violations
is important to the overall quality of life in our community.
THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Over the next few months, take a close look at what the department is doing
in the community. We want your suggestions on how we can improve our service to
you. If we are doing something right, we want to know. Feel free to contact our
Code Compliance Program and request a customer service survey.