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New Florida Law Prohibits Anonymous Code Enforcement Complaints

Florida Statute Chapter 162.06(1)(b); and 162.21(3)(b); and 125.69(4)(b)

As of July 1, 2021, a new Florida state law, prohibits local governments from investigating anonymous code complaints. This prohibits our Code Compliance staff from initiating investigations of potential violations of codes and ordinances by way of anonymous complaints. It also requires persons reporting potential violations to provide a name, address and phone number upon filing the complaint. 

If the violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources, then the prohibition does not apply.