How to Report a Code Violation in Miami-Dade County

February 15, 2022
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Building codes are there to ensure the safety and well-being of the public within a city, and if you feel like a property is potentially infringing on these things, then you have a right to report it. But exactly how do you do that? Here's our step-by-step guide for reporting code violations in Miami-Dade County. 


Step 1: Collect Information

By collecting information, you are gathering evidence of the violation. The type of information you should collect is the: 

  • Address of the possible violation 
  • Time of the incident (how long has the issue been happening or when does the issue generally happen)
  • Take a picture/s (colored) of the issue if possible 
  • Write down a detailed description of the issue/incident
  • Name the possible violation 


Some examples of violations are improper bathroom venting, encroaching on your property zone, graffiti, unsafe structures, etc.)


Step 2: Report the Issue to Code Compliance

  • During business hours, call the Department of Code Compliance at (305) 416-2087. They are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • During after-hours, call the Code Compliance Hotline at (786) 457-0995. They are open from Monday to Thursday, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. On weekends, they are available from 5:00 pm on Friday to 5:00 pm on Sunday. 
  • You may also call 311. They are a helpful source for City and County services. 
  • Or email Code Compliance at 


After this, the city will send over an inspector, and he/she will write a report on the situation. If the problem does not seem to be getting fixed, you can also meet with a lawyer and have them assess the case and the actions you may take. 


If you believe you may have a code violation, or someone reported you to the city, CALL US TODAY! We fight the city on code violations every day, and we don't stop till we win. We've saved countless people time, money, and unnecessary stress. We are confident we can help you too - no matter your situation.