Report a Code Complaint


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:

2101 47th Terrace East,
Bradenton, FL 34203 
Attn:  Code Enforcement
Phone:  941-748-2071
Email:  [email protected]

 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 Florida State Statute 162, a code enforcement officer may not initiate enforcement of a potential violation of a code or ordinance by way of an 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 a public record.

How many officers are there?
There are 18 officers with assigned zones and three lieutenants 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.