Code Enforcement Department

Mission

The Code Enforcement Department addresses issues that pose a threat to the health, safety, well-being, and quality of life for residents and visitors in the City of New Smyrna Beach. It is because our citizens want safe, sound neighborhoods that we are proactive in our efforts.

Often, the best way to solve a problem is to become a part of the solution. You can help to make the City of New Smyrna Beach a safer community by keeping your property clean. Most common concerns relate to substandard structures, high weeds and grass, trash and debris accumulation, open storage, junk vehicles, and front yard parking.

Reporting violators is important to the overall quality of life in our community and helps our inspectors do a better job. To expedite service and response, please have a specific address or block before calling or filing a complaint online, along with any additional helpful information.

Responsibilities

The City of New Smyrna employs full-time code enforcement officers responsible for enforcing the City’s non-criminal codes. The function is a complaint-based effort that involves:

  • Investigation of possible violations
  • Determining needed corrective action
  • Working with property owners to resolve code violations

If an issue cannot be resolved at the staff level, a Code Enforcement Board made up of citizen volunteers empowered to hear cases brought by Code Enforcement Department staff and a Special Magistrate are available to pursue other avenues toward compliance.

Contact Code Enforcement

Please call (386) 410-2870 or use this online form to request an inspection at a location in the City of New Smyrna Beach.

The Florida Legislature in 2021 passed Senate Bill 60, which amended Florida Statute 125.69 (4)(b), Florida Statute 162.06 (1)(b), and Florida Statute 162.21 (3)(b). Effective July 1, 2021, Florida Statute prohibits code enforcement officers from investigating anonymous tips unless the violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resource.