The City of Jacksonville is working to keep our neighborhoods clean and green. Zoning & Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing City ordinances where violations of structures and properties and other public nuisances occur. Enforcement efforts are also in place to help educate Citizens on maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy living environment.
If a violation occurs, Zoning / Code Enforcement officers work closely with Citizens in an effort to correct violations to meet municipal codes and land use requirements.
Common violations investigated include:
Illegal home occupations
Unapproved land uses
High grass and weeds
Trash and debris
Minimum housing complaints
Report a Violation
Help keep our City clean and green by reporting a violation If you are aware of a zoning or code violation, or suspect that a violation exists, contact Zoning and Code Enforcement at 910 938-5286.
Zoning / Code Enforcement officers will typically respond to a complaint within 48 to 72 hours; however, there is a “due process” that affects the amount of time it may take to actually obtain compliance. The process is as follows:
If valid complaint, notice sent
Seven to fifteen days are given to property owner to respond
Second inspection conducted to verify compliance
If property not brought into compliance, the city may hire contractors to resolve the issue
Minimum housing complaints have a slightly different process and requires additional due process steps