Code Enforcement Division

The Clermont City Council has adopted City Codes specifically designed to address blight and nuisances and to help maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our community. The City of Clermont does this by working in partnership with the people of Clermont.

Please be advised that as of July 1st, 2021, Florida State Statute prohibits code enforcement from initiating investigations of potential violations of codes and ordinances by way of anonymous complaints. If you wish to leave a code complaint to be investigated, you must provide your name and address per Florida state law.

Code Enforcement Board Meetings

  • 6 pm
  • 3rd Monday of every month
  • City Council Chambers

Report a Violation

Code Enforcement respects your confidentiality, but cannot take any anonymous complaints per Florida State Statute unless there is imminent danger to the public or a public health, safety or welfare concern. All complaints received by the Office of Code Enforcement are subject to public records law. Note: Florida has a very broad public records law. To report a violation please send an email to with the following information:

  • Type of violation.
  • Location with address if possible.
  • Your name and address (Per Florida State Statute unless there is imminent danger to the public or a public health, safety or welfare concern, anonymous complaints cannot be investigated.)
  • Any additional information you feel is relevant.
  • If you wish to be contacted by Code Enforcement pertaining your report, please provide your email address or phone number.

Most Common Code Violations

Tall Grass

Grass and weeds in excess of 18" in height constitutes a violation and must be removed.

Construction without a Permit

Any structural repairs, re-roofing and most plumbing and electrical work require a permit. If you are unsure if you need a permit, contact Development Services at 352-241-7315.

Trash and Debris

It is a violation to accumulate trash and debris on private property. The City's garbage service will assist in hauling away most of these items. Contact Environmental Services at 352-241-0178 for more information.

Inoperable Vehicles

Inoperable vehicles or vehicles without valid and current registration may not remain on any property within any section of the City of Clermont. Inoperable vehicles must be stored in an enclosed structure such as a garage or warehouse.

Snipe Signs

No signs may be placed in the road right-of-way, street intersections, or attached to utility poles. Follow the law and obtain permission from a private property owner prior to placing signs on private property.

Violators are provided time to correct violations and administrative hearings are scheduled for those that are not corrected.

Have an Officer Attend a Meeting

Code Enforcement Officers routinely attend neighborhood association meetings to explain code requirements. If you would like an officer at your next meeting, please call 352-241-7303.

Helpful Information


Permits can be acquired online at eTRAKiT or in person by visiting Development Service located on the first floor of City Hall.

Animal Neglect

All animal neglect should be reported to Lake County Animal Control by calling 352-343-9688, option Number 2

City Code of Ordinances

View the entire Code of Ordinances adopted by the City of Clermont 

Landlord Tenant Law

Landlord / Tenant Law in Florida

Call 811:

Call before you dig; especially if someone digs and there are no flags are visible.