Use the compliance districts button below to find the code compliance officer for your zone

To schedule a Rental/Business License Use & Occupancy Inspection please contact 561.586.1782

To register a foreclosure or vacant property visit our vacant registry here. Any questions with respect to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed to or 321-421-6639.

The Community Code Compliance Division ensures that properties within the City of Lake Worth Beach adhere to the City’s regulations relating to:

  • Zoning enforcement
  • Illegal objects on the right-of-ways (signs, pyramids, rocks, logs, etc.)
  • Overgrown vacant lots
  • Junk and trash
  • Livestock and/or fowl (roosters, chickens) on residential/commercial property
  • Illegally parked or stored commercial vehicles on residential property
  • Improperly stored boats and recreational vehicles on residential property
  • Major auto repairs on residential property
  • Improper swimming pool barriers
  • Unauthorized multi-family use in residential districts
  • Setback violations – sheds and other structures too close to the property line
  • Illegal flags, banners, streamers and signs
  • Illegal fences and hedges
  • Abandoned and/or junk vehicles on commercial/residential property
  • Unauthorized business in residential districts
  • Unlicensed Rental properties
  • No Certificate of Occupancy/Use
  • Construction Work without a permit
  • Unauthorized garage sales
  • Overflowing commercial dumpsters

Violators are provided time to correct issues and administrative hearings are schedule for those that are not corrected.

Code Compliance Officers are cross-trained to address multiple violations.  When life-safety issues are involved, officers work with officials from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s’s Office, Palm Beach County Fire Department, the building officials, and public works.

  • Any structural repairs, re-roofing and most plumbing and electrical work require a permit.
  • Any business located within the city limits requires a City and Palm Beach County Business Tax receipt (Occupational Licenses).
  • All properties that are used for commercial purposes or residential rentals must have a Use & Occupancy certificate as well as a current inspection.
  • A setback is a required between the property line and sheds, air conditioner units, RVs, boats, etc.
  • The City may clean/clear vacant lots after the required legal notification is made to the property owner.
  • The City may demolish unsafe residential buildings under the Standard Housing Code.
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