Report a Code Complaint

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Option 1

Manatee 311 website:
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Manatee 311 App:

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OR Call Manatee County 311 Hotline

Option 2

Contact the Code Enforcement office by phone, email, or written correspondence:

5030 US Highway 301
Ellenton, FL 34222
Attn:  Code Enforcement
Phone:  941-748-2071
Email:  code.enforcement@mymanatee.org

 To report an unlicensed contractor, call (941) 749-3084

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take anonymous complaints?
Not in most cases.  As of July 1, 2021, due to the passage of Senate Bill 60, a code enforcement officer may not initiate enforcement of a potential violation of a code or ordinance by way of anonymous complaint.  Therefore, a person who wishes to report a potential violation must provide their name and address before enforcement may proceed.  This does not apply if the code enforcement officer has reason to believe that the violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources.  Any information you provide will become public record.

Who do I contact for any follow up action or information?
When you file a complaint, the officer is required to contact the complainant.

How many officers are there?
There are 13 officers with assigned zones, and three field supervisors that handle special assignments (i.e., Nuisance Abatement, Sexual Oriented Businesses, Pain Management Clinics, Unlicensed Contractor Enforcement, Unsafe Structures and Massage Parlors)

What are the hours of operation?
Code Enforcement and Manatee County 311: 
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm*
In the event of an emergency call 911

*During weekends, holidays, and evening hours, leave a message and a staff member will assist you the next business day.


What if there is a code enforcement issue outside of regular working hours?
The officers will rearrange their schedules to do evening and weekend work.