Code Enforcement

Overview

Sumter County Code Enforcement serves the unincorporated areas, Center Hill, Coleman, and Webster. Sumter County Code Enforcement serves the City of Wildwood with building without a permit and unsafe structures. 

Sumter County Code Enforcement inspects complaints regarding: trash and debris, herbaceous overgrowth, non-permitted residential uses, inoperable vehicles, building without a permit, business operations in residential areas, unsafe structures, and excessive animals in residential areas.

Code Enforcement Process

 StepsActionApproximate Duration
Step 1The Code Enforcement Process starts with a code enforcement complaint
Step 2 Initial Inspection 
Step 3Courtesy Notice of Violation (CNV) Mailed 
Step 4Schedule CNV InspectionWithin 2 weeks of CNV Mailing
Step 5Issue Notice of Violation (NOV) 
Step 6Schedule NOV InspectionWithin 2 weeks of NOV Mailing
Step 7Schedule for Special Master Hearing 
Step 8Prepare Request for Hearing, Notice of Hearing, Proof of Notice, and Notice Plaque. Mail Notice.Must be post-marked 30 days prior to hearing
Step 9 Schedule Inspections for Posting Hearing Info and Pre-Hearing Photos10 days prior to the hearing
Step 10 Special Master Hearing 
Step 11Prepare and mail Special Master's Final Orders and Schedule Hearing Inspection for Compliance 
Step 12 Hearing Inspection 
Step 13 Issue Affidavit of Non-Compliance/Compliance 
Step 14 Schedule Lien Inspection21 days after Affidavit of Non-Compliance
Step 15 Schedule Foreclosure InspectionNon-homesteaded property, 90 days after lien recorded
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