If You Receive a Code Violation Letter

The following instructions are provided to help you understand what to do and what you can expect after receiving a letter:

Understand the Violations

Understand what the violations are, and what steps are to be taken to correct the violations. Ask questions to the Code Inspector in order to move forward towards compliance. 

Know Your Compliance Date

The notice letter has listed the date by which you must come into compliance by. In most cases, you will be provided with 10-business days to come into compliance. For more serious health or safety issues, you may be granted only a few days.

Time Extension

If an extension of time is necessary to come into compliance, contact your Code Inspector.

Report When Compliance Is Achieved

Contact your Code Inspector when you have come into compliance.

Change of Property Ownership

Contact the Code Compliance Department at (305) 809-3740.

A Notice of Hearing

If you have received a "Notice of Hearing" instructing you to appear before the Code Compliance Special Magistrate, it is your responsibility to attend the hearing or to arrange to have an authorized representative appear on your behalf. If the representative you designate to attend the hearing is not your attorney or other legally recognized representative (such as the officer of a company that owns the property) the representative must present an Authorization to Represent (PDF) to the Legal Analyst for the Special Magistrate, prior to the hearing. The authorization must be an original, notarized document.