Code Compliance Division

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About Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Division functions under the auspices of the Department of Planning & Zoning. Its mission is to preserve and protect property investments by keeping the Village an attractive, clean and safe place to live and work.

Code compliance is an integral part of ensuring that the regulations and ordinances of the Village are followed to achieve these quality of life goals. The Village currently follows County regulations as we work to develop our own set of rules. The broad range of rules and regulations are often referred to as the “Golden Rules.” Code enforcement to guard against illegal building construction is also an important priority of the Village.

Our code compliance division includes two code officers and one administrative assistant to provide administrative support. This level of staffing is double that previously supplied by the County and enables the Village to carry out proactive efforts, special initiatives and regular monitoring of the entire Village. The most effective form of code compliance is voluntary compliance through education. Please note when making a complaint: Florida has very broad public records laws. Most written communications to or from local officials and/or staff regarding Village business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.


Geographic Zones

For purposes of code compliance, the Village has been divided into two geographic zones, each handled by a code officer. The code officers work a staggered schedule to provide coverage to our community seven days a week. The zones and assigned officers are:
 

Zone Area Assigned Code Officer

 

Southern Palmetto Bay

 

S.W. 168 Street south to S.W. 184 Street
(Residential and Commercial Properties)
Jose Campa

 

Northern Palmetto Bay

 

S.W. 168 Street north to S.W. 136 Street
(Residential and Commercial Properties)
Luis Carcamo

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Authorities of Code Compliance Officer

In carrying out their responsibilities pursuant to Florida Statutes, the Village Code, the Florida Building Code, and Miami-Dade County’s codes and ordinances, code officers have the authority to:

  • issue warning and violation notices
  • issue stop-work orders and citations
  • issue fines as the particular case warrants

In the event a code violation is not corrected, officers are responsible to process all cases through the code compliance process. The process provides a system of citations for the imposition of fines to promote a fair, expeditious, effective, and inexpensive method of enforcing the codes. Citations may be appealed to a Special Master.

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Special Master Hearings Schedule

Special Master Hearings are scheduled to be held at Palmetto Bay Village Hall, 9705 East Hibiscus St. Please be sure to contact us at 305-259-1261 prior to the date of your hearing in the event an item is be canceled or deferred.

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Staff and Contact Information

Darby Delsalle, Department Director
Vanessa Bencomo, Administrative Coordinator
Luis Carcamo, Code Compliance Officer
Jose Campa, Code Compliance Officer

Phone: 305-259-1271
Fax: 786-338-7432

Please note: Florida has very broad public records laws. Most written communications to or from local officials and/or staff regarding Village business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure. YOU MAY MAKE AN ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT VIA TELEPHONE - YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS PUBLIC RECORD.

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