Code Enforcement

We are passionate about preserving the character of the Town. Code enforcement is a very effective tool for keeping Indian River Shores' neighborhoods safer, cleaner and compliant. The personal approach used by our staff makes the Town a better place to live, work and play.

Our Approach

How it works

  • A resident or staff member notices a violaton of the Town's ordinances, whether it relates to the General Code of Ordinances, Comprehensive Plan or Land Development Code.
  • Notifying the Town by completing and returning the Code Complaint form by email at to begin the process of investigation.
  • The Code Enforcement Officer may pay a friendly visit to inform the property owner of the violation first.
  • If it is not quickly remedied, an official letter of notification of the violation will be sent via registered mail with a specified response time.
  • This is usually enough to end the procedure. However, in some cases, the property owner does not come into compliance with the Town's regulations, and it becomes necessary to convene the Code Enforcement Board.

Code Enforcement Board

  • Set by Authority of Ordinance 396 in May 1991, now found in Section 30.80 of the Town's Code of Ordinances. This cites Florida Statute 162 as the governing rules of enforcement.
  • The Code Enforcement Board is composed of 5 members and 2 alternates as called for by Statute 162. Unexcused absences may result in removal from the Board.
  • The 3-year term for Board members is also set there, which was set to a maximum of two consecutive terms (6 years) by the Town in Ordinance 505 in 2011.