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PSL's Code Division one of only 3 in nation to receive a 4-Star Accreditation

Post Date:06/02/2020 3:47 PM

aace certificatePORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie’s Neighborhood Services Department is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive evaluation, the American Association of Code Enforcement has awarded the City’s Code Division with a 4-star accreditation. The City of Port St. Lucie is one of only three agencies in the United States to earn this national accreditation.

“The City of Port St. Lucie’s Code Division is considered among the best code enforcement agencies in the nation,” explained Mike Lubeck, Assistant Neighborhood Services Director. “By exceeding the industry’s standards, our community can have confidence in the policies, practices, and the overall code enforcement conducted in Port St. Lucie.”

The accreditation process took seven months to complete on a 5-star scale with 50 standards relating to jurisdictional information, staffing, policies, and procedures and reporting. The accreditation is valid for three-years, as long as the annual reports are submitted as required and the agency remains in compliance with all program rules. The City’s Division is looking forward to the opportunity to reapply in 2023 to earn a perfect 5-star rating.

The American Association of Code Enforcement Agency Accreditation (AACE) Program ensures that minimum standards are maintained and acknowledges agencies that strive to be leaders in the industry. This is the first nationally recognized accreditation program solely for code enforcement agencies. The Accreditation Standards set forth requirements for obtaining and maintaining accreditation for agencies responsible for enforcement of codes and ordinances, laws, or statutes relating to the health safety and welfare within their jurisdictions. These standards are intended to ensure a uniform level of professionalism and level of service with all accredited code agencies, thereby increasing communities confidence in the policies and practices of an agency and the overall code enforcement profession.

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