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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Department

The mission of the Code Enforcement Department is to promote Community awareness of, and encourage voluntary compliance with Municipal Codes to enhance the quality of life and to foster civic pride by maintaining the beauty and charm of our City.  The City has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as the basic minimum housing standards deemed essential for safe, healthful living.

The Code Enforcement Office is charged with the investigation and enforcement of all laws that pertain to the City Code when applicable. This authority is granted under Florida Statute, Chapter 162.

Enforcement of Code

Our first priority is to help owners/residents voluntarily comply with city ordinances  where violations exist.   Once a violation has been identified, the resident will be notified what regulations are being violated, what is required for compliance, and when compliance is expected.  The owner/resident will be given sufficient time to correct a violation, however those that are considered life safety risks will require immediate attention. 

If voluntary compliance is not attained liens can be placed on properties, buildings can be condemned and/or fines up to $250.00 a day per violation can be levied by the Code Enforcement Board. The Code Enforcement Board is granted its powers and authority under Florida Statute, Chapter 162, and is comprised of seven citizens, who are nominated by the City Commission. Code Enforcement Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month in the Commission Chamber at 6:00 p.m.  Please check the events calendar to verify the date and time.

Request a code compliance investigation.

800 Seminole Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 247-5855
Fax: (904) 247-5845
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City of Atlantic Beach, FL - Official Seal
800 Seminole Road • Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 • Ph. (904) 247-5800 • Fx. (904) 247-5805