Code Compliance Division
Role of Code Compliance
The Code Compliance Office is responsible for enforcement of the Groveland Code of Ordinances relating to zoning, signage, abandoned / junked vehicles, uncultivated vegetation trash, debris, and other objectionable or unsanitary matter.
With an effective code enforcement program, the City of Groveland promotes, protects, and improves the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Groveland.
One of the primary goals of Code Compliance is to bring to the attention of residential and business owners any existing code violations which could have a negative impact on their neighborhood or business. The preservation and enhancement of the quality of life in the City of Groveland is a very important factor for Code Compliance.
The Code Compliance Officers either self observe violations or receive complaints from the public and/or other governmental agencies. Upon observing a violation, a Code Compliance Officer documents the conditions of the property by:
- Photographic evidence
- Visual observation
- Written reports
Notice of Violation
Whenever possible, personal contact is made with the property owner and or person responsible for the violation and a violation notice is issued to the owner. The notice states:
- The nature of the infraction
- What must be done to correct the violation
- Any administrative relief processes available
- The compliance avenue which will be taken if the violation is not corrected
- The date by which correction is required
If you have an issue or concern regarding a code violation in your community and wish to report it to Code Compliance Office, you can do so by sending an email to one of the Code Compliance Officers.
162.06 Enforcement procedure.
(1) (b) A code inspector may not initiate enforcement proceedings for a potential violation of a duly enacted code or ordinance by way of an anonymous complaint. A person who reports a potential violation of a code or an ordinance must provide his or her name and address to the respective local government before an enforcement proceeding may occur. This paragraph does not apply if the code inspector has reason to believe that the violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources.