THINGS TO KNOW
- Drainage ditches, ponds, swales and berms should not be altered without approved Engineering permits.
- No special permit is required to occupy or use a recreational vehicle on improved residential property, however use of an RV in this manner is limited to 14 days.
- Tree cutting on vacant undeveloped land is prohibited without a tree cutting permit.
- Adding fill dirt, excavating, or grading in any wetland area is strictly prohibited and rigidly enforced.
- Swimming pools and spa tubs should be protected to prevent children uncontrolled access.
- Code Compliance does not accept anonymous complaints unless the the violation poses an irreparable or significant threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Code Compliance Division
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for ensuring that people comply with County Ordinances and the Land Development Code. The primary goal for this section is "compliance." This is achieved by helping people understand the property laws and codes, and why it is best for everyone in the county if people do their best to meet these requirements. We all need to do our part to keep Citrus County a great place to live and work.
The Code Compliance Officers respond to calls from citizens about possible Code violations and they respond to other County and State departments when they need help with enforcement. Usually, and in most cases, the Officers notify property owners of a violation on their property and a time period is set to remedy the violation. If violations are not corrected, the issue is heard and considered by our Code Compliance Special Master. The Special Master can impose significant fines on property owners who fail to comply with an order.
The Code Compliance Division also investigates reports of illegal dumping, inoperable and untagged vehicles, accumulation of junk and debris, unsafe structures, overgrown lawns, noise complaints, and violations of the Land Development Code.
- Open Records Check Request Application
- Report a Problem or Complaint
- Set Up An Escrow Account
Contact: Citrus County Environmental Health for "Sanitary Nuisances" which in include:
- Failing Septic Systems
- Sewage Leaks
- Keeping of Diseased Animals which Pose a Threat to Human Health
- Creation, Maintenance, or Causing of any Condition Capable of Breeding Flies and Mosquitoes