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The Code Enforcement Division enforces all Okaloosa County adopted rules and regulations as set forth in the Code of Ordinances for the unincorporated areas of the county ranging from land development and zoning regulations to rules governing such things as noise, junk, debris, and other similar nuisances to include building codes. The goal is to educate the public about the codes and ordinances and to obtain “voluntary compliance” on all issues through a professional, courteous and efficient manner, with a focus on providing positive customer service to all citizens and bring existing properties into compliance with applicable codes.
Go to the online Code Enforcement Complaint Form
Download the Code Enforcement Complaint
The Correction Notice is used to inform the violator and/or property owner of a violation of one or more County Ordinances that may have been observed on a property. Although the Notice of Violation is considered to be an “official notice”, it is also used as an information tool that will assist in the ultimate goal of voluntary compliance.
A citation is issued to those who fail to comply with a Notice of Violation within the specified compliance date and repeat offenders. A citation may also be issued immediately for unlicensed/unpermitted work as well as irreparable, irreversible damage.
Any person who willfully refuses to sign and accept a citation issued by a Code Enforcement Officer is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree with penalties of imprisonment up to 60 days and fines up to $500.
Code Enforcement Board
The Okaloosa County Code Enforcement Board (CEB) is a quasi judicial hearing process. The Board is comprised of seven select members of the community and is scheduled to meet the third Thursday of each month. The CEB hears evidence presented by the Code Enforcement Division and the respondent/alleged violator as well as any witnesses.
The Code Enforcement Division operates with three certified code officers who work all of unincorporated Okaloosa County. The hours of operation are from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. All County Code Officers are field investigative officers.