Code Enforcement's enforces Polk County's land development code and other land use-related ordinances and codes.
This section provides a comprehensive inspection system to handle nuisances that include inoperable vehicles, rat infestations, trash on lots, high weeds on vacant lands and unsanitary conditions. Code Enforcement also oversees the enforcement of Polk County's sign code.
Code violation cases that are not resolved are scheduled to appear before the special magistrate. Appeals of the special magistrate's decisions are heard before the appellate special magistrate.