Code Enforcement Division

Code Enforcement is a service provided by the City to help ensure compliance with City Ordinances, the International Property Maintenance Code, the Minimum Maintenance Standards and Land Use Regulations. While providing for the overall health, safety, and welfare of the community, the City's Code Enforcement officers’ focus is to assist all citizens with maintaining a world class quality of life in Bradenton.

The easiest way to report a possible code violation is by calling the Code Enforcement Coordinator at 941-932-9485. You can also send an email to Please provide the address of the violation. This makes it a lot easier for us and saves everyone time.

PLEASE NOTE: The Governor has signed HB 60 and its corresponding Senate Bill into law, and effective July 1, 2021 our Code Enforcement officers are no longer allowed to investigate anonymous complaints. An individual complaining about a potential code violation has to provide their name and address. We will document that information in our records, after which it becomes subject to public records laws. The only exception is if we have reason to believe that the violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources. If an individual is unwilling to provide this information we will politely advise that state law prohibits us from investigating the complaint.

We generally do not call you back with an update. Code enforcement is a legal process, so it may take some time before you see results.

Our officers' first priority is to help residents achieve code compliance. We recommend that you contact the code enforcement officer who handles your case if you are unsure what to do or if you have questions. His/her phone number should be listed on the document you have received from Code Enforcement. Please do not ignore any notices our code enforcement officer has sent or given to you. 

The city utilizes a Special Magistrate and the citation process to address code violations. Non-compliance could results in fines and/or citations. 

Meetings with the Special Magistrate are held the first Tuesday of the Month at 9 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. 

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