How to Resolve Code Violations

How to resolve code enforcement violations on your home

How far can a city go in enforcing code violations?  Every city has its own set of violations they deem as unacceptable and of high importance in correcting.  Many violations can be as small as a car parked on the wrong side of the road to grass deemed too high. When left unresolved, a violation can result in a lien on a property which prevents the homeowner from receiving a “clear title” on a home which is needed in order to sell it to the next resident.  Yes, it’s serious.

If you have received a code violation regarding your residential property or not sure what may constitute a violation, all cities have a code enforcement section on the city website for you to view the details of the infractions. Common topics include:

  • Overgrown grass and landscaping
  • Reports of rodents
  • Standing water
  • Trash pickup
  • Unsafe structure
  • Illegally parked cars
  • Undriveable cars on property

The human side of these violations can happen in an instant based on a life event not controlled by the homeowner:

  • Vacant home due to hospitalization
  • Broken yard equipment
  • Health concerns that overwhelm the homeowner
  • Allergy issues associated with time of the year
  • Aging homeowners unable to keep up with home repairs

No matter what the issues, there are advocacy groups and elder care professionals that can help guide a needy homeowner.  A resource to mention is the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and other advocacy groups in your area may be as easy as placing a call to your elected county commissioners.

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