City of Lake Worth Beach

Lake Worth Beach, Florida.

Community Code Compliance

Online Inquiry

Code Compliance Inquiry Online

How to File a Complaint

***Please note: Once this form is submitted, it becomes a Public Records Document.*** If you would like to submit an anonymous complaint, please contact code directly at 561-586-1652

Code Compliance Maps

Code Officers


  • Zone 1: Karen Stokes |
  • Zone 2: Donald Dougherty |
  • Zone 3: Bobby Hicks |
  • Zone 4: Tamica Clinton Bush |
  • Zone 5: Deanna Thomas |
  • Zone 6: Lawrence D’Amato |
  • Zone 7: Suella Turek |
  • Zone 8: Imran Gunes |

If you need to contact a code officer at the weekend please contact:
Saturday, 8am-5pm
Officer Hans Julceus | 561.586.1760 | 561.291.1354
Sunday, 8am-5pm
Officer Donald Dougherty | 561.586.1628 | 561.420.1675

Vacant Registry

To register a foreclosure or vacant property (or to file a citizen complaint regarding a property issue), please visit Prochamps.  Any questions with respect to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed to SUPPORT@PROCHAMPS.COM.   

If you wish to report a neglected property, please contact Code Compliance.

Code Compliance

The Community Code Compliance Division ensures that properties within the City of Lake Worth 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
  • Building 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 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.

Did You Know?

  • Any structural repairs, re-roofing and most plumbing and electrical work require a permit.
  • Any business located within the city limits requires 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.

Property Files

Individuals & residents may review property files by submitting an email/phone request stating the address of the subject property and a contact phone number or email address for notification when the file is available for their review.

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