Code Enforcement


Our mission is to uphold and enforce codes and standards established by the City of Opa-Locka elected officials to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of all residents and visitors in the City. We strive to perform our duties in a fair, professional, and courteous manner while providing information to the public in an effort to maintain the community’s highest quality of living.

City Codes

The City of Opa-Locka operates in compliance with hundreds of written codes that are designed to maintain a healthy, safe, and clean environment; carry out land use policies; and preserve the quality of life standards that residents and businesses enjoy in our community.

There are many types of codes: city codes, fire codes, uniform building codes, uniform housing codes, zoning ordinances, vehicle codes, and penal codes. Code Enforcement is coordinated by the Planning and Community Development Department but may involve many other departments and organizations. To be effective and efficient, Code Enforcement also needs the cooperation of residents and businesses.

Because there are so many codes, many involving complex technical or legal issues, residents frequently have questions about code enforcement and their role in making the City of Opa-Locka a better place to live and work.