Code Enforcement

The City of Apopka is a community that is safe and beautifully landscaped.  Code Compliance plays an important role in preserving these “good life” standards that we all enjoy as residents of Apopka. To ensure that our community remains beautiful and well-maintained, the City has created the “good neighbor” voluntary code compliance initiative. This initiative is aimed at preventing code violations by educating property owners about the more common violations such as overgrown lawns.  This approach is preferred to enforcement and litigation actions which require more time and prolong positive results, often resulting in additional fines.


Resolving Code Complaints
The Code Enforcement Section is under the direction of the Police Department.  Code complaints may be made to the Code Enforcement Section at any time during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) by dialing 407-703-1738 or after hours at the Police Department by dialing 407-703-1757.  All life threatening emergencies should immediately be reported by dialing 9-1-1.  All highly imminent hazardous code violations should be immediately reported by dialing 407-703-1757.  The Police, Fire/Rescue or other emergency specialists will respond to these emergencies.


Courtesy Notice or Verbal Warning
A Courtesy Notice may be left at the location of a violation, with written instructions describing the type of violation, a suggested method of correction and the number of days to meet compliance.  A re-inspection of the property will determine if the violation has been corrected.  If compliance is not met, then enforcement action will begin.


Notice of Violation and Other Remedies
The official Notice of Violation/Written Warning begins the process for the non-compliant violator to appear before the Special Magistrate if the violation is not corrected.  Property owners who fail to comply will be given notice of the public hearings in person, by certified mail and/or by posting(s) on the property.  Continuing violations may result in severe non ad-valorem assessments, fines, liens and foreclosure.