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Code Enforcement Changes Coming


Published on May 14, 2021


If you want to turn in your neighbor for a code enforcement violation and stay anonymous, you’re out of luck.

A new law that passed during this year’s legislative session will require those filing a complaint to include their name and address in the official complaint. While that law goes into effect July 1, it’s already being implemented in Polk County.

“During the 2021 legislative session, Senate bill 60 passed and changes the way anonymous code enforcement complaints will be processed around the state,” said Code Enforcement Director Autumn Fenton. “As of last week, the process has already been implemented in our division so that everyone can become acclimated. Please bear with us as we work through these changes.”

However, even without a complaint from a resident, the new change will not prevent a code investigator from going out and citing a property owner for violations they observe, Fenton added.

For more information on the new changes, or to file a complaint, call the Code Enforcement office at (863) 534-6054.