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.

Reporting a Code Compliance Violation

You may report a potential code compliance violation by opening a Citizen Request at this location. You may also make a report by calling the Code Compliance Division at (407) 260-3465. For animal control issues, please see the section below.

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.

Per Resolution 19-1498, Code Compliance is reactive (complaint-based) on residential areas, and pro-active in commercial portions of the City. 

You can also access the Longwood City Code here.

Reporting Animal Control Issues

Seminole County handles animal services issues within the City of Longwood pursuant to an interlocal agreement. To make a complaint related to animal issues, please visit Seminole County's Animal Services Complaint Form.

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.

Special Magistrate Hearings

The Special Magistrate has 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.

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 code compliance is "voluntary compliance."