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Code Compliance

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Our Division:

Office Location

Winter Haven Police Department

125 N. Lake Silver Drive
Winter Haven, Florida 33881

Contact Information:
Phone: (863) 291-5697
Fax:     (863) 298-4495
E-mail: code@mywinterhaven.com

  


The City’s Code Compliance Division enforces the codes and ordinances that cover signage, overgrowth, junk, inoperable vehicles, improperly parked vehicles and substandard housing. The Division processes approximately 3,200 cases per year.

The Code Compliance Division works closely with citizens and believes City residents deserve to live in neighborhoods where their quality of life issues are met and monitored.  


Special Magistrate:

The City of Winter Haven Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m., at City Hall, 451 Third Street NW.

 

2014 Hearing Schedule:  

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July 17

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September 18
April 17 October 16
May 15 November 20

June 19

December 18


Abandoned & Vacant Property Registration:

On September 28, 2009, the City of Winter Haven adopted Ordinance O-09-40 regarding Abandoned Properties. This ordinance requires that when a lender records a Notice of Default (pre-foreclosure action) they must also inspect the property for occupancy.  If the property is vacant, it must be registered with the City and regular maintenance is required. 

Property jurisdiction can be identified by it's taxing district.  The City of Winter Haven has two (2) taxing districts, 10410 and 20410.  To find a property's taxing district, please visit the Polk County Property Appraiser's website, polkpa.org

Please direct all registrations, payments, and deactivation notices to:   

         

     City of Winter Haven

     Abandoned Property Registration

     125 N. Lake Silver Drive

     Winter Haven, FL 33881

  

For additonal information and assistance, please contact the Code Compliance Division at (863)291-5697, code@mywinterhaven.com.

 

Abandoned Property Ordinance

Abandoned Property Registration Form (print version)

Abandoned Property Registration Form (form-fill)


Documents and Downloads:

For Code Compliance related document files, please click here to access our online documents.

Boarded Structure Waiver

Minimum Property Maintenance Standards

EPA Guide to Mold  


Links:

Bee Removal

EPA - Mold & Moisture

Florida Landlord / Tenant Law

Florida Rural Legal Services

Florida Statutes

Polk County Clerk Of Court

Polk County Property Appraiser

Winter Haven Code of Ordinances

 
 
 

Tanya Ayers
Code Supervisor
tayers@mywinterhaven.com

Allen Berg
Senior Code Officer

NE Inspection Zone
aberg@mywinterhaven.com

Michelle Woods

Code Officer II

SE Inspection Zone
mwoods@mywinterhaven.com

Tonya Long

Code Officer II

SW Inspection Zone

NW Inspection Zone
tlong@mywinterhaven.com

Kandace Lightsey
Code Clerk

klightsey@mywinterhaven.com










 

 


 
 

 



 
City Hall:  451 Third St. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881    tel: (863) 291-5600
 

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