DATE: July 24, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Henry Sniezek, Director
Broward County Planning and Environmental Regulation Division
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance in June that allows for County Code Compliance Officers to annually inspect rental properties in the unincorporated areas of the County.
The Landlord Registration and Residential Rental Property Inspection Program Ordinance 2013-28 becomes effective October 1 and will serve as a tool for obtaining proactive compliance with exterior property maintenance standards by requiring the successful passing of a visual inspection by a Code Enforcement Officer in order for a landlord to obtain and renew their residential rental Certificate of Use.
The ordinance is designed to promote compliance with property maintenance standards, protect property values, preserve the quality of unincorporated area neighborhoods and protect them from blighting caused by the lack of adequate maintenance of rental properties. The program establishes an annual residential rental Certificate of Use that provides code enforcement staff with the ability to contact landlords, or their designee, obtain quicker assistance to address health and safety violations, minimize housing code complaints or emergency situations at residential rental units.
Additional program information, fees, registration forms and applications are available online at Community Code, by calling the Zoning Code Compliance Staff of the Zoning Code Services Section at 954-765-4400 or by visiting the first floor of the Broward County Government Center West at 1 N. University Drive, Plantation.