Code Compliance

Anonymous Complaints

As of July 1, 2021, Florida law prohibits code inspectors from initiating investigations of potential violations of codes and ordinances by way of anonymous complaints. It also requires persons reporting potential violations to provide contact information before an investigation occurs. If the Code Compliance officer has reason to believe the alleged violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources, then the prohibition does not apply.

Effective immediately, in compliance with Florida law, neighbors will be required to provide their name and address when filing a complaint..

Report Complaints on Week-ends

We have Code Officer coverage 7 days a week, if you need to report a complaint please call our main number, leave a message, and someone will contact you

If you have any questions, please call our office at 954-921-3061.

Reporting Illegal Dumping

If you would like to report, or have concerns about illegal dump at your property please contact Public Works Department at 954-967-4320

Our Mission

"Promoting compliance with City ordinances in order to preserve the quality of life for citizens, enhance the appearance of neighborhoods and sustain the tax base."


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Organization of the Office

Code Compliance consists of Administrative and Field staff. Code Compliance Officers are assigned to geographic zones within the City and are responsible to investigate complaints and obtain compliance within their zone. When an issue is identified, Officers partner with other departments in a holistic approach and utilize all available resources to resolve the issue.

Administrative staff receive complaint information from the public and process case records generated by officers in the field. Special Magistrates, who are licensed attorneys, adjudicate cases that fail to come into voluntary compliance.

Deceased Animal Removal

For removal of dead animals from the City rights-of-way or swales, please contact the Public Works Department at 954.967.4526. This service is no longer provided by the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division. (Note: removal of dead animals from private property is the responsibility of the property owner.)

For Sick or Injured Animals

Please contact Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at 954.359.1313 ext. 9249. After business hours (5 p.m. – 8 a.m.) please contact the Broward County Sheriff Office Call Center at 954.765.5124.

For Sick, Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

Please contact the South Florida Wildlife Center (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) at 954.524.4302.

Report Issues with Short-Term/Vacation Rental Properties

Struggling with a problem vacation rental that is licensed to operate in your neighborhood? We are here to help with two new tools to combat problem short-term and vacation rental properties. Whether it is a loud party, concerns with parking or trash, you can report it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a live operator via a dedicated customer service telephone phone number, or via a real-time website. To report an issue simply: Log On

Call: 954.231.2375

Opt Out of SAVE Publication

To opt out of receiving the SAVE publication in your mailbox, please call 1-866-986-4070 or visit

2023 Special Magistrate Schedule

The Special Magistrate is invested with the statutory authority found in chapter 162 of the Florida statutes to hear code enforcement cases. This Florida statute provides the legal procedures by which a special magistrate presides over the quasi-judicial code enforcement process and identifies the special magistrate’s powers and duties. The Special Magistrate has jurisdiction to hear violations of all codes and ordinances of the City with most cases arising out of violations of the City's housing, landscaping, property maintenance, building, zoning and sign codes, and ordinances to maintain minimum health, welfare and safety standards. The Special Magistrate is authorized to hold hearings and impose fines, liens and other NON-criminal penalties against violators.  

Schedule your Vacation Rental Inspection

  • New Applicants who have completed all requested information
  • Annual Vacation Rental Inspection
  • Re-Inspections
  • Cancellations
  • Re-Scheduling

Please contact our office for Scheduling at     (954) 921-3061 .

Office Hours Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Special Magistrate 

Code Customer Feedback

We are looking for ways to improve our service.

The Hollywood Code Unit, is continuously looking at ways to improve our service to you. Since you are the best judge, we are hoping that you will take just a few moments to tell us about your interaction with our Code staff. If you were pleased with our service, let us know. If you feel our service needs improvement, we want to know that too. If something went wrong, one of us will personally review your comments and follow up with you. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to help us improve the Code Compliance Unit and the services we provide you!

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Code Compliance Directory

Officer Name District 1 & 2 Email Phone Number Neighborhoods

East Supervisor Roy Robinson 954.232.6173  
Irish Gardner 954.232.2520
Hollywood Lakes- North
Ginger Winfrey 954 329-9805 Hollywood Lakes- South
Alan Maestu 754.226.3882 Royal Poinciana
Christina Petty  954.803.8913 Park Side
John Weitzner 786.202.3957 South Central Beach, CRA
Joshua Rickey 754.802.4660 Downtown CRA
Officer Name District 3 & 4 Email Phone Number Neighborhoods

Central West Supervisor Meghan Ramos 954.821.5039  
Victor McFadden  754.286.1496 Emerald Hills
Michael Pluchino  754.286.1495 Playland
Ernst St Jour 754.226.7278 Park East
Rosie Pacheco  954.232.5176  Hollywood Hills
Officer Name District 5 & 6 Email Phone Number Neighborhoods

West Supervisor Alex Araya 954.805.7409  
Herrick Rowan  954.774.6704 Beverly Park
Juan Rosas  754.286.1335 Boulevard Heights
Jennie Dennett  954.997.5420` City Wide-VRL Inspections
  1. Sanitation Code Officers Zone Map

Public Works Sanitation Code Officers  

Code Officer Email Phone Number
Katia Silva 754.260.7788
Howard Ramsay 954.997.8782
kathleen Hitchcock  954.952.6371

ADA Nondiscrimination Statement and Grievance Procedure
The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA" or "the Act"), enacted on July 26, 1990, provides comprehensive civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, State and local government services, and telecommunications. This regulations implements subtitle A of title II of the ADA, which applies to State and local governments. The City of Hollywood is committed to ensuring compliance with this act and its provisions.

The Director of Planning for the City of Hollywood has been designated to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Subtitle A, including any investigation of any complaint communicated to it alleging its noncompliance with this part or alleging any actions that would be prohibited by this part. For more information please click the link below:

ADA Nondiscrimination Statement and Grievance Procedure