The Department of Code Enforcement is the City of Tampa entity responsible for enforcing Chapters 19, 20.5, and 27 of the City of Tampa Code. Infractions include, but are not limited to: zoning violations, overgrown lots or yards, inoperative vehicles, maintenance of structures, illegal signs, public nuisances, and anything else that may affect the quality of life within the boundaries of the city.
Code Enforcement responds to complaints from citizens, peer to peer groups, and other agencies. Systematic inspections are also performed throughout the city in an effort to keep developing situations from becoming worse. If you have a complaint, you may register it here, or you may simply call the Department of Code Enforcement at (813) 274-5545 to register your complaint by phone. You are not required to give your name or any other personal information to register a complaint.
Code Enforcement also regulates rental properties throughout the city by certifying that landlords comply with the Florida State Minimum Housing Standards. If they do meet these criteria, they are issued a Rental Certificate (Business License) that must be renewed annually. Inspections performed by this division verify that rental properties do meet the state criteria before the Rental Certificate is issued.
With more than 300 incoming calls daily, the team works around the clock, seven days a week.