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  • Do I need a permit to put up a sign?
  • How can I contact the Code Enforcement Officer?
  • I was issued a “Notice of Violation”, but I did not take corrective action by the deadline. What can happen?
  • What do I do if I notice that my neighbor’s grass is not being cut or the property is not being properly maintained?
  • What happens if I put a sign up without a Sign Permit?
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Town of Longboat Key city welcome signCharged with the responsibility of proactive enforcement, education, and notification of the town's codes of ordinances; code enforcement seeks voluntary compliance of town codes which are baselines of minimum expectations for the maintenance of the community and environment.

Code enforcement strives to provide a clear systematic and consistent process for the investigation, notification, and conformance of the town's codes.


To promote community awareness, facilitate voluntary compliance with town codes, enhance the quality of life, and foster civic pride.

Be a Partner

You can make the Town of Longboat Key a better place to live, work, visit, and play by following these steps to resolve code enforcement violations in your neighborhood and community.

  1. File a complaint. Please provide detailed information, including exact address or location, and a complete description of the violation.
  2. Call Code Enforcement at (941) 316-1966, Ext. 2520, or email at
  3. Get involved in the code enforcement process by educating yourself on the content and application of the codes.

Code Enforcement Special Magistrate

The Town contracts with a Code Enforcement Special Magistrate to conduct hearings and adjudicate cases based on the evidence presented at the hearing. The Special Magistrate has statutory authority to hear code enforcement cases.  Florida Statute 162 outlines the legal procedures by which a special magistrate holds quasi-judicial code enforcement hearings and identifies their powers and duties.

The Code Enforcement hearings are held the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m, in the Town Commission Chambers located at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228.

Complaint Process

  1. A complaint may be received from a concerned person via phone, e-mail, letter, or in person. Complaints may be completely anonymous if anonymity is requested.
  2. As much detailed information as available should be supplied at the time of complaint submission:
    • Address of property
    • If no address is available - identify by a nearby address
    • Description of property
    • Suspected violation(s)
    • Location of suspected violation(s) on the property
  3. This information allows the Code Enforcement Officer to go to the property and substantiate the complaint so that the appropriate action may be taken in an investigation.

If you wish to file a written complaint, please utilize the Code Enforcement Complaint Form.

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