Enforcement & Violations

All violations of City of Bradenton Code of Ordinances, Chapter 22, Article III, Section 22-67 shall be enforced in accordance with Chapter 162 of the Florida Statutes and the City’s Code of Ordinances.  In order to ensure compliance, Code Enforcement will be addressing complaints related to vacation rentals including, but not limited to, excessive occupancy, parties, excessive noise, parking issues and unsanitary accumulations of trash.

Note:  Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.


Vacation Rentals & Noise

The City of Bradenton Code Enforcement Division and Police Department are actively enforcing the City’s Noise Ordinance. Ordinance 2868 - Sound Control


Report Issues with Short-Term Vacation Rental Properties

If there is a short-term vacation rental registered to operate in your neighborhood and it is in violation of any section of the Vacation Rental Ordinance or Noise Ordinance, you can report it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a live operator using the dedicated customer service telephone number, or via a real time website.  To report an issue:


The 24/7 hotline and website both allow for:

  • Improved response time with real-time outreach to registered Designated Responsible Party
  • Easy tracking of properties and issues associated with a vacation rental
  • Full documentation of evidence of non-compliance to easily identify problem properties
  • Efficient and convenient reporting tools available 24/7.


Reporting Licenses Short Term Vacation Rentals

When reporting an issue by phone, be sure to request that the operator contact the Designated Responsible Party directly.  When submitting a complaint online, the Designated Responsible Party will automatically be contacted directly. 

Once a report has been received, the Designated Responsible Party will immediately be notified and will have 60 minutes to resolve most issues.  For complex issues, City staff will work with the Designated Responsible Party towards a satisfactory resolution.  If there is no response from the Designated Responsible Party, or the problem persists, the issue will be escalated accordingly. 

The City of Bradenton has partnered with the Granicus Host Compliance System in order to provide these services.  This will help to ensure all properties are operating in compliance with the rules and regulations in order to improve the quality of life for the residents of the City. 


Additional Resources:

Ordinance 3093 - Vacation Rentals

Ordinance 4001 - Vacation Rentals (Updated) 

Ordinance 4011 - Vacation Rentals (Updated)

Resolution 22-36 - Vacation Rentals - Fees

Ordinance 2868 - Sound Control