Planning & Development Services
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
Report a Violation
- Type of violation.
- Location with address if possible.
- Your name and address and a contact number should you wish to receive a call back.
- Any additional information you feel is relevant.
Most Common Code Violations
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 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.
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.
Permits can be acquired online at https://etrakit.clermontfl.org/etrakit3/ or in person by visiting Development Service located on the first floor of City Hall.
All animal neglect should be reported to Lake County Animal Control by calling (352) 343-9688, option #2
City Code of Ordinances:
The entire Code of Ordinances adopted by the City of Clermont is assessable at https://library.municode.com/fl/clermont/codes/code_of_ordinances
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