Code Enforcement


CODE ENFORCEMENT LIEN AMNESTY PROGRAM

In order to incentivize code compliance and expedite the process to settle code enforcement liens, Wakulla County has established a one-time Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program beginning on July 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2022. Property owners who bring their properties into compliance with County Codes, or have already gained compliance, may have existing liens reduced to the County’s administrative cost, plus 20% of said cost. Through a simplified process. The application fee is $25.

  • Property must be fully compliant with all Wakulla County Codes and have no active code enforcement cases or violations.
  • A separate application and application fee is required for each property subject to a code enforcement lien.
  • Liens resulting from abatement do not qualify for this program.
  • Property owners must complete an application form and pay a non-refundable fee of $25 per property/application. A separate application is required for each property requesting consideration for the lien amnesty program.
  • Properties will be inspected to confirm that no code violations exist.
  • If the application is approved, the property owner will have all fees paid within thirty (30) days of approval or within the schedule of the approved payment plan.
  • If the approved amount is not satisfied within the above-mentioned timeline, the full amount of the lien will become due and owing to the county.
Applications can be picked up at the
Planning and Community Development Office
3093 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
or download here. 

 The goal of Code Enforcement is to gain voluntary compliance with local regulations contained within the Wakulla County Code. This is achieved by establishing relationships with citizens to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the community as a whole.

Code Enforcement is responsible for investigating complaints received regarding violations of the Wakulla County Code. Anonymous complaints will not be  accepted.

 §162.06(1) (b) Fla. Stat. (2021) - A code inspector may not initiate enforcement proceedings for a potential violation of a duly enacted code or ordinance by way of an anonymous complaint. A person who reports a potential violation of a code or an ordinance must provide his or her name and address to the respective local government before an enforcement proceeding may occur.

 Please note, all information provided will be subject to public records laws and released upon request. 

The Wakulla County Code Enforcement Board is a seven member board (plus two alternate members) made up of citizen volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, to assist with the enforcement of the Code when voluntary compliance is not accomplished.

Properties which fail to comply may be subject to an administrative fee and liens imposing daily fines, and in extreme cases, foreclosure.

Code Enforcement Board Hearing 2022 Calendar
January 12, 2022
March 9, 2022
May 11, 2022
July 13, 2022
September 14, 2022
November 9, 2022

Code Enforcement Board Hearings are held in the BOCC Chambers
located at 29 Arran Rd., Crawfordville, FL
and begin promptly at 5:30 pm. 

The next  Code Enforcement Board Hearing will be on May 11, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

May 11, 2022 CEB Meeting Agenda 

Contact: 
Somer Pell, Planning Director, Code Enforcement Official
spell@mywakulla.com
 
Lynda Brahier, Code Enforcement Officer
lbrahier@mywakulla.com

Planning Department 850.926.3695
3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327