Department of Development Support
and Environmental Management

Code Compliance Services

The mission of the Code Compliance Services Division is to administer, centralize, coordinate and facilitate licensing and code compliance, citizen review boards, growth and environmental management services to residents, property owners and land development professionals served by DSEM in order to achieve compliance with adopted ordinances and policies. The Division is also responsible for staffing the Code Enforcement Board; Contractors Licensing and implementation of the County wide Uniform Street Naming and Property Numbering System Ordinance.                           



  • Development Support and Environmental Management
  • 435 N. Macomb Street
    Renaissance Center, 2nd Floor
    Tallahassee, FL  32301
  • FAX: 850-606-1301 

Division staff also oversee the Abandoned Property Registration Program, which protects neighborhoods from becoming blighted through distressed and abandoned properties with mortgages in default.

Staff also assists with the implementation of the Refueling Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Ordinance, which ensures that gas stations provide equal access to persons with disabilities in refueling their vehicles. 

Code Compliance Services staff also ensure implementation of the "Gun Show Loophole" Ordinance that requires a mandatory criminal background check and a three day waiting period on all firearm sales conducted on property accessible to the public.

Did you know?

  • You can check the status of current code compliance cases by clicking here.
  • DSEM staff is available to meet with Homeowners and Neighborhood Associations periodically to address code enforcement topics.
  • To safeguard property owners, staff verifies contractors’ and subcontractors’ licenses to ensure all appropriate licenses, workers compensation and general liability are current before issuing permits.
  • The Street Name Addressing Guide (SNAG) provides active street names, as well as rescinded street names, and identifies duplicate street names from both The City of Tallahassee & Leon County.
  • The Leon County Addressing Unit is responsible for the naming of all streets in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Leon County. For map and location information regarding street names, please see The Street Naming Notification Informational Packets” which consist of new, rescinded, or street name changes. 

For more information not shown on this page, please contact our office at 850-606-1300 and ask for the Service Advisor for Code Compliance Services.

Services Provided

Report Complaints

To file a code complaint, download the Code Complaint Form.
How to File a Code Complaint with Leon County
If applicable to your complaint, you may also want to download the Public Records Exemption Request Form.

The form(s) may be emailed to:

You may also mail, fax, or deliver the form(s) to the address below.

Department of Development Support and Environmental Management 
435 N. Macomb Street, 2nd Floor 
Tallahassee, FL  32301

Alternatively, you may call our office at (850) 606-1300 during normal business hours (8 AM to 5 PM).

Lien Searches

Lien Searches aka Compliance Certification Letter provides for the research and processing of open code violations, lien research requests, and the issuance of Compliance Certification Letters by the Code Compliance Program.  There is a $90 fee for this service.

Abandoned Property

Abandoned Property Registration establishes a registration program to protect neighborhoods from becoming blighted through distressed and abandoned properties with mortgages in default.

Refueling Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

Refueling Assistance for Persons with Disabilities provides for the regulation of gas stations to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided equal access in refueling their vehicles.

Illegal Signs

Illegal Signs aka Sign Code Ordinance addresses illegal signs in the Right-of-Way in unincorporated Leon County.

Contractor's Licensing Information

Effective July 1, 2023, all contractors shall have a state-issued certified contractor license to perform work in Leon County.  If you are interested, you are encouraged to inquire about becoming a State certified contractor.  Please contact Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) at (850) 487-1395 or visit their website at    for details and licensing requirements.

Contact Us

Development Support and Environmental Management
435 N. Macomb Street, 2nd Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tel: +1 850 606 1300
Fax: +1 850 606 1301