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City of Destin

Posted on: January 23, 2019

Code Compliance Unveils After-Hours Citizen Contact Number

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Destin, Fla. – City of Destin Code Compliance Officers protect the public’s well-being and enhance the quality of life by enforcing the city’s health, safety, zoning and sanitation codes. Citizens can now report concerns after-hours by calling 850.279.6658. Code Officers are available seven days a week to address code compliance concerns to ensure that our city remains a beautiful place to live, work and play. Code Compliance Manager Joey Forgione stated, “This is another avenue for citizens to contact us so we may address concerns in a timely manner. Our goal is to strengthen our community outreach and gain voluntary compliance through education of our city ordinances.” In 2018, code officers responded to 985 cases and issued 1191 registrations as follows:

128 Licenses and Permits
107 Short term/Long Term rental violations
89 Parking
77 Property Maintenance
43 Signs
29 Accumulation of Trash and Debris
26 Streets and Sidewalks
683 Miscellaneous (Animals, turtle lighting, unfenced pool or dumpster, commercial activity, Right of Way encroachment, and off-site advertising)
11 Sanitation Service
10 Noise Violations
6 Beach & Harbor Violations
16 Livery Vessel Registrations
34 Beach Vendor Registrations
874 Short-term rental Registrations
267 Long-term rental Registrations

Concerns may also be reported to code@cityofdestin.com, but please note that Florida state law considers emails to and from public employees can be subject to public records request. For more information please visit the Code Compliance page by going to http://www.cityofdestin.com/90/Code-Compliance.