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


Special Magistrate hearings are being conducted both virtually and in person. For additional information regarding hearings, please contact our office by calling 954.921.3061.

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

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

Schedule your Vacation Rental Inspection

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

Please contact Samantha Fortini for Scheduling at (954) 921-3546.

Office Hours Monday to Thursday 7:00am to 4:00pm

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

Zone Supervisor Email Phone Number
Central West Alex Araya 954.805.7409
West Roy Robinson 954.232.6173
East Meghan Ramos 954.821.5039
Code Officer Email Phone Number
Animal Control Officer Joshua Rickey 754.802.4660
Cindy Bates Cindy Bates 954.224.2268
Irish Gardner Irish Gardner 954.232.2520
Rosie Pacheco Rosie Pacheco 954.232.5176 
Ernst St Jour
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Nadine Robinson  Nadine Robinson 954.232.8793
Herrick Rowan Herrick Rowan 954.774.6704
Anthony Albano Anthony Albano 954.261.3371
Christina Petty Christina Petty 954.803.8913
Jennie Dennett Jennie Dennett 954.997.5420
Rolando Rodriguez Rolando Rodriguez 754.226.5730
Martin Bertuzzi Martin Bertuzzi 786.213.2386 
John Weitzner John Weitzner 786.202.3957
Ginger Winfrey Ginger Winfrey 954 329-9805
Samantha Smith Samantha Smith 754.237.8579

Public Works Sanitation Code Officers

Zone Code Officer Email Phone Number
Commercial Properties- Citywide
Tuesday – Friday
Katia Silva 954.260.7788
Johnson Street to City limits – 56th Ave East to Hollywood Beach
Howard Ramsay 954.997.8782
Pembroke Rd to Johnson Street – 56th Ave East to Hollywood Beach
kathleen Hitchcock  954.952.6371
Pembroke Rd to Stirling Rd – 56th Ave West to City Limits
Jacqueline Haley 754-208-8102
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