Code Compliance

The Code Compliance function of Community Development is responsible for the enforcement of City Ordinances and State Codes which address zoning, signage, public health, safety and select building codes.

Reporting a Code Compliance Violation

You may report a potential code compliance violation by opening a Citizen Request at this location. You may also make a report by calling the Code Compliance Division at (407) 260-3465.

You may make an anonymous report of a code violation using either of the methods above - but please refrain from providing your name, contact information, or any other identifying information. Any information provided to the City is subject to Florida's Public Records laws and as such, will be provided upon request.

Compliance actions are taken as a result of citizen complaints for all areas of the city, and proactive patrolling of the commercial corridors. Code compliance engagement is governed by Resolution 19-1498.

You can also access the Longwood City Code here.

Special Magistrate Hearings

The Special Magistrate has authority to hear and decide alleged violations of the City Codes. Meetings are held regularly on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers unless there is no business scheduled. For more information on special magistrate hearings, click here.

Mission & Goal

“Code Compliance exists to promote, maintain, and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Longwood. We are committed to compliance and education through professional and dedicated service.” The ultimate goal of code compliance is "voluntary compliance."

Lien Reduction Program

The City of Longwood has implemented a lien reduction program that allows property owners with liens related to outstanding code violations to reduce and remove liens on those properties following a correction of the violation. The resolution adopting the program is below as well as the Lien Reduction Request form for qualifying properties.
Resolution 18-1482
Lien Reduction Request Form