Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in Brevard County through the enforcement of health, safety, and welfare regulations. To achieve this, we work with citizens toward reasonable and timely compliance of code violations.
Code Enforcement investigates complaints on alleged violations of zoning, solid waste, junk vehicles, housing, marine turtle lighting, overgrowth and other county codes. Your assigned officer will assist you in understanding and correcting your cited violation(s). Please contact your code officer with any questions. Code officers can be reached at (321) 633-2086. Corrections vary by the type of case and may depend on the code cited, the extent of the violation, previous violation history and other factors.
The health and safety of Brevard County residents is a top priority. Please contact our office with any health and safety concerns. If our office is closed, please contact the sheriff’s office with immediate concerns. Some health and safety issues must be dealt with by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.
Brevard County Code Enforcement primarily responds to complaints from citizens. Complaints are accepted by email, phone, fax, or in person. Anonymous complaints are accepted from Districts 1, 2, and 4 only. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted from Districts 3 and 5. Named complainants are public record.
The Enforcement Process is regulated by Florida State Statute Chapter 162
The Enforcement Process varies and may consist of:
- Verbal Agreement - Generally addresses minor violations
- An agreement between the property owner and the code officer
- Compliance period is usually between one and three days
- No formal written notice
- Field Notice of Violation (FNOV) - Formal written notice of violation(s)
- Explains the details of the code violation(s)
- Provides information on how to correct the violation(s)
- Specifies the date of compliance (deadline for correcting violation)
- Delivered to the property owner from the code enforcement officer
- Notice of Violation (NOV) - Formal written notice of violation(s)
- Contains details of the code violation
- Provides information on how to correct the violation
- Provides a compliance date (typically between one and thirty days)
- Sent certified mail through USPS
- Hearing - A formal proceeding before a special magistrate addressing the code violation(s)
- Scheduled when the cited violation(s) have not been corrected
- Scheduled for recurring violation(s) - Property has received a previous FNOV or NOV
- Scheduled for repeat Violation(s) - Property has previously been to a hearing
- Fines - Fines begin to accrue against a property after the post hearing compliance date has passed and the violation(s) are not corrected.
- Liens - Liens are filed with the Clerk of Courts against the property and all other real property under the same ownership.