Welcome to the Code Compliance Division of the Neighborhood Services Department.
The Code Compliance Division enforces property maintenance, safety, and zoning codes that affect the quality of life in Port St. Lucie. Through education and enforcement, Code Compliance Officers facilitate voluntary compliance with City laws and code, empower community self-help, and develop public outreach programs.
The Importance of Code Compliance
- Protect the safety and welfare of Port St. Lucie residents
- Maintain and increase property values
- Reduce vandalism
- Eliminate blight
Simply stated, code compliance is for the common good. Cities enact these regulations to help ensure attractive neighborhoods, vibrant businesses, and a peaceful and enjoyable community for everyone.
Powers of Code Compliance Specialists
Code Compliance Specialists are empowered by the State of Florida to enforce local, county and state statutes adopted by the City or assigned to them. Specialists respond to citizens’ complaints and perform routine patrols to investigate violations.
Code Compliance Resources
Do you need more information on a code compliance issue? You may be able to find your answer by clicking on one of the topics below:
- Abandoned Property Registration
- Common Code Violations
- Garage Sales: If you are planning a garage sale in Port St. Lucie, you need to obtain a special permit from the city's Code Compliance Division and the cost is only $5. The city will advertise your garage sale on its website, in it's weekly electronic newsletter, and on PSL-TV20, which airs on Comcast and Hometown Cable Plus 24 hours a day.
- Garage Sale Permits (* Garage sale permits can only be issued for Saturday and Sunday and to the owner of the property and/or a tenant with identification showing that they reside at the property where the sale is being held.)
- Garage Sale Search (You can search for garage sales taking place this weekend and filter your results by types of goods being offered for sale.)
- Lien Searches and Payoffs
- Nuisance Abatement Program
- Report a Concern
- Special Events and Signs
- Special Magistrate
- Unimproved Real Property Nuisances (Vacant Lots)
- Yard Waste Information
How Citizens Can Help
Code Compliance Specialists work routinely with residents of the City and respond to requests for service. They make sure that all requests are tracked and investigated individually, and they work to ensure that violations are corrected promptly. But they need your help to keep Port St. Lucie a beautiful and enjoyable place to live and work. Requests for service can be made online, by telephone or by letter.
Please note: That email and written information is considered public record and subject to public record requests. Requests for service, however, can be made anonymously.