Code Compliance Division
Code Compliance is a relatively new concept that was introduced in 1980, when the State of Florida passed a law called Chapter 162, Florida Statutes. The goal of this law was to simplify the enforcement of local ordinances by taking it out of the state court system and giving the responsibility of handling violations to local Code Compliance Officers. This law also allowed municipalities to establish the administrative process.
The Village of North Palm Beach believes in achieving voluntary compliance with proactive and reactive code violations, and it sees education as the key to reaching this goal. The challenge lies in the fact that many citizens are not aware that they are violating local ordinances. For example, residents might not know that parking a vehicle over a Village sidewalk or parking an inoperable vehicle on their private property violates the Village code. However, most people are willing to follow the rules if they are aware of them.
The property maintenance laws are designed to promote neighborhood integrity, prevent property value decline, reduce visual clutter and blight, and preserve quality of life. This website aims to educate the citizens of North Palm Beach about the Code Compliance process. It is important to note that this website provides only a general summary of Code regulations and is not intended to replace the North Palm Beach Code of Ordinances.
Our mission is to ensure compliance with the law. We aim to promote and safeguard the health, safety, welfare, and quality of life for the residents, businesses, and tourists of the Village of North Palm Beach. We enforce city codes fairly and consistently.
Our vision is to maintain the quality of life in our community by enforcing all city ordinances in a timely and unbiased manner. We strive to serve the public with professionalism, integrity, and respect.
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for addressing and responding to code violations promptly while adhering to the due process outlined in Chapter 162 of the Florida Statute. We also aim to educate our residents and achieve compliance with more than a hundred code infractions within the last year. Here are the Top 10 Code Violations.
- Property Maintenance Code
- Sign Provisions
- Code Enforcement Process
- Building Code
- Landscaping Provisions
- Nuisance Abatement
Do you want to make a difference?
Developing a successful code enforcement program requires the participation of everyone in the community. As a resident, you have a crucial role in improving your neighborhood. Remember that no one cares more about the well-being of a neighborhood than the people who live in it. Here are some steps you can take to help:
- Start with your own property: Making improvements to your own property can inspire others in the neighborhood to do the same.
- Observe your surroundings: Take note of the needs of your neighborhood and what can be done to address them.
- Collaborate with your neighbors: Work together to find solutions to common problems.
- Get involved: Join your local Neighborhood Watch program or start one with your neighbors if there is not one in your area.
Make a Report
Provide an address and description of the concern. If no address, describe the location such as "abandoned car on a vacant lot, one lot west of 401 Anchorage Drive."
To report any code violations in the city, you can use the online service by emailing your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is available 24/7, and your email will be forwarded to a Code Enforcement Officer for investigation.
However, please note that as of July 1, 2021, Florida Law requires individuals to provide their full first and last names, as well as their full residential address to the Village of North Palm Beach Code Enforcement Division before an investigation can occur. Anonymous complaints will not be investigated. Therefore, please ensure that you include your name and address in the email. You can also track the progress of your case by calling the Code Enforcement Division at 561-841-3365.
Report By Phone
Please call 561-841-3365 to report a code violation.
Report By Mail
Community Development Department
Code Compliance Division
The Shoppes at Village Square
420 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 21
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
Issues not Addressed by Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement does not handle civil disputes, personal grievances, evictions, or abandoned/illegal vehicles, boats or RVs.
The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearings are held on the first Monday of every month at 9:00 a.m., excluding holidays. They take place at the North Palm Beach Village Hall, located at 501 U.S. Highway 1 in North Palm Beach. These hearings aim to address any unresolved code violations.