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Code Compliance and Enforcement
1700 NW 9thAvenue, Suite A
Okeechobee, FL  34972
Office: (863) 763-5548 x 3050
Fax: (863) 763-5276
Email: balbert@okeechobeecountyfl.gov

 

NOTICE                                                                    New Technology Fee, Effective July 1, 2024   

Beginning July 1, 2024, all transactions through the Okeechobee County Community Development Department will be assessed a Technology Fee of 5% of the transaction amount.

 

Mission Statement: Code Enforcement is responsible for ensuring public safety through administration and enforcement of the Okeechobee County Code of Ordinances.  Code Enforcement is an integral part of maintaining a safe and economically viable community.  The Department addresses citizen complaints, performs site investigations and inspections, and brings non-compliant properties into compliance through voluntary efforts of the property owners or a Special Magistrate process if necessary.

You search code enforcement violations online.  Access our eTRAKiT system here.   You can search by address or parcel i.d. number.

Link to Code of Ordinances of Okeechobee County, Florida; 
including Part II, Land Development Regulations

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of July 1, 2021, per State law [162.21 (3)(b)], a code inspector may not initiate enforcement of a potential violation of a code or ordinance by way of an anonymous complaint. Therefore, a person who wishes to report a potential violation must provide his or her name and address before enforcement may proceed. This does not apply if the code inspector has reason to believe that the violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources.

Once a complainant provides their name and address, this information becomes subject to all applicable public records laws.

Please make sure that you are in the unincorporated area of the county.  If you are within the city limits of Okeechobee you will have to file the complaint with the City of Okeechobee.   


Code Officers:

Lakisha Gilchrist - 863-763-5548 x 3092 
lgilchrist@okeechobeecountyfl.gov

Roy Griffin - 863-763-5548 x 3084 
rgriffin@okeechobeecountyfl.gov

Armando Rodriguez - 863-763-5548 x 3091 arodriguez@okeechobeecountyfl.gov

Mayte Salinas - 863-763-5548 x 3083 
msalinas@okeechobeecountyfl.gov

Administrative Secretary: 
Shelby Ritter - 863- 763-5548 x 3077 codeenforcement@okeechobeecountyfl.gov