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 email@example.com 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.