Code Compliance


The Code Compliance Division (formerly known as Code Enforcement) addresses a variety of property issues in order to maintain and better the quality of life for our residents. Violations of the City's code, Florida Building Code and International Property Maintenance Code affect the community's health, safety, welfare and property values.

The main goal of the Code Compliance process is to achieve voluntary compliance. If a property owner fails to voluntarily comply, the Code Compliance Inspectors can pursue further action such as issuing civil citations or to bring the case before the Dunedin Code Enforcement Board (DCEB).

The City's Code Compliance Inspectors are happy to work with residents and property owners to bring their property into voluntary compliance with City codes. If you need our assistance, please contact us but bear in mind that the inspectors are normally out of the office during the day doing inspections but they will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Thank you for helping keep Dunedin beautiful.


Julie Phillips
Code Compliance Supervisor

Michelle Gilbert
Code Compliance Inspector

Rachel Laurel
Code Compliance Inspector

Code Enforcement Board

The Dunedin Code Enforcement Board (DCEB) is comprised of volunteer citizens (seven regular members and two alternates) appointed by the City Commission. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month to consider code violation cases brought by the City. The Board considers all code enforcement violations based on testimony and evidence presented at the hearing by the City and the Respondent (property owner in violation).

DCEB Rules of Procedure(PDF, 27KB)



Report a Violation

You can report a violation online. When reporting a violation, please give as much detail as possible, including the address of the violation and nature of the problem.

We strive to deliver timely customer support to all citizen requests. At this time we are asking for your patience as we implement new procedures processing concerns/complaints. Each case will be responded to in the order received. We thank you for your patience as we continue to provide our citizens customer service.

Starting July 1, 2021, the Code Compliance Division will no longer be able to accept anonymous complaint submissions due to new state legislation (Senate Bill 60). The Code Compliance Division has updated its submission form to require the following contact information from an individual submitting a complaint:

  1. Name of the individual filing the complaint;
  2. Address of the individual filing the complaint; and
  3. Phone number of the individual filing the complaint.

Any complaint filed with the Code Compliance Division after July 1, 2021, that does not include the required contact information for all fields or contains contact information that is inaccurate, invalid, or erroneous, will not be processed.

In the event of an emergency, please dial 911 or for non-emergency police matters call the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency phone number at (727) 582-6200.

Report a Violation Online

Pay a Civil Citation

Civil Citation violations must be paid within thirty (30) calendar days from the date the citation was issued. City Civil Citations issued by our Code Compliance Division must be paid to the City of Dunedin. Please follow the directions provided with the issued Civil Citation.

To pay a citation online, please use the following link:

Pay Civil Citation Online

For Online Payment: You will need your Case/Citation Number located in the top left corner of the Civil Citation and a valid email address for receipt.

If you decide to contest your citation, a written notice requesting a hearing must be submitted within 30 days of the date of issuance of the citation by the alleged violator or duly authorized representative. A special magistrate will conduct the hearing to consider the citation contest. Please be advised that if you choose to contest the citation and the special magistrate upholds the citation, additional fines and administrative costs may also be imposed.

Please mail, deliver or email your written contestation and hearing request to:

City of Dunedin
Community Development Department
737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
ATTN: Civil Citation Contestation Process
Email to:

Lien Searches & Records Requests

Please contact Joan McHale at or (727) 298-3198 if you need assistance with lien searches or records requests.

Reduction or Waiver of Code Compliance Liens

Procedure for Lien Reduction or Waiver

The City Commission has the discretionary authority to reduce, waive or otherwise compromise code liens. The City Commission has prescribed its procedures for doing so in Resolution 22-16(PDF, 424KB), adopted on June 7, 2022.

If you wish to apply for a reduction or waiver of a Code Compliance Lien then please download and complete the application below and submit it to the City of Dunedin for review.

Mail completed application to:

City of Dunedin, Florida
Community Development Department
737 Louden Ave.
Dunedin, FL 34697
Attention: Joan McHale, Business Manager

Questions? Please contact Joan McHale at or 727-298-3198.