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Code Compliance

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Our Division:

Office Location

Winter Haven Police Department

125 N. Lake Silver Drive
Winter Haven, Florida 33881

Contact Information:
Phone: (863) 291-5697
Fax:     (863) 298-4495
E-mail: code@mywinterhaven.com


The City’s Code Compliance Division enforces the codes and ordinances that cover signage, overgrowth, junk, inoperable vehicles, improperly parked vehicles and substandard housing. The Division processes approximately 3,200 cases per year.

The Code Compliance Division works closely with citizens and believes City residents deserve to live in neighborhoods where their quality of life issues are met and monitored.  

Special Magistrate:

The City of Winter Haven Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearings are held the third Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m., at City Hall, 451 3rd Street NW.  

Abandoned & Vacant Property Registration:

On September 28, 2009, the City of Winter Haven adopted Ordinance O-09-40 regarding Abandoned Properties. This ordinance requires that when a lender records a Notice of Default (pre-foreclosure action) they must also inspect the property for occupancy.  If the property is vacant, it must be registered with the City and regular maintenance is required. 

Property jurisdiction can be identified by it's taxing district.  The City of Winter Haven has two taxing districts, 10410 and 20410.  To find a property's taxing district, please visit the Polk County Property Appraiser's website: polkpa.org

Please direct all registrations, payments, and deactivation notices to:   


     City of Winter Haven

     Abandoned Property Registration

     125 N. Lake Silver Drive

     Winter Haven, FL 33881


For more information and assistance, please contact the Code Compliance Division at (863)291-5697, code@mywinterhaven.com.


Abandoned Property Ordinance

Abandoned Property Registration Form (print version)

Abandoned Property Registration Form (form-fill)

Documents and Downloads:

For Code Compliance related document files, please click here to access our online documents.

Boarded Structure Waiver

Fine Reduction Request

Minimum Property Maintenance Standards

EPA Guide to Mold  


Bee Removal

EPA - Mold & Moisture

Florida Landlord / Tenant Law

Florida Rural Legal Services

Florida Statutes

Polk County Clerk Of Court

Polk County Property Appraiser

Winter Haven Code of Ordinances


Tanya Ayers
Code Supervisor

Michelle Woods
Code Compliance Officer

Inspection Zones: SE & SW

Tonya Long

Code Compliance Officer

Inspection Zone:  NE


Joe Cea

Code Compliance Officer

Inspection Zone: NW & SW


Code Clerk
Code Clerk






City Hall:  451 Third St. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881    tel: (863) 291-5600


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