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.

Report a Code Compliance Violation

A computer screen with text below stating "Report a Code Violation. Opens in new windowYou may report a potential code compliance violation here. You may also make a report by calling Code Compliance Officer Shelly Brana at (407) 260-3465.

For violations occurring after normal business hours (on weekends, holidays, or outside of 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays) including noise ordinance violations, or to report an abandoned vehicle in the right-of-way, please use the Police Department Non-Emergency Line: (407) 665-6650.

To report an Animal Control Issue, please use the Seminole County Animal Services Complaint Form.

Important Information About Anonymous Complaints

Effective July 1, 2021, changes to Florida Statutes through Senate Bill 60 prohibit cities from initiating inspections of potential code violations by way of anonymous complaints. A person who reports a potential violation of a code or ordinance must provide their name and address before an investigation occurs. Any information provided to the City is subject to Florida's Public Records laws and as such, will be provided upon request.

Code Compliance is presently proactive City-wide including in residential areas.

You can also access the Longwood City Code here.

Verify Your Address

Longwood Code Compliance can only investigate complaints within the city limits of the City of Longwood. Many areas with a Longwood address, including any address that is West of I-4, are not within the city limits. If you'd like to check to see whether you are within the City limits, you can utilize the Seminole County Property Appraiser's map search to verify your taxing district - which will give you the agency you need to contact for code compliance issues.

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 the Code Compliance Division is "voluntary compliance."

Special Magistrate Hearings

The Special Magistrate has the authority to hear and decide alleged violations of the City Codes. Meetings are held regularly on the fourth (4th) 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.