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Darrel Presley, Director

Darrel Presley, Director

Darrel PresleyDarrel Presley is a graduate of Rollins College with a Bachelors of Science and the University of Central Florida with a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He has over 39 years of public service with the City of Sanford.  Mr. Presley is an active member of various organizations including the Florida Association of Code Enforcement and the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association.

Code Enforcement Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life, preserve and protect neighborhoods by strengthening civic responsibility, education and enforcement of the City Code. To promote voluntary compliance by establishing partnerships with citizens, businesses and other agencies.

Community Improvement’s Code Enforcement Division is dedicated to improving the quality of life of our residents by enforcing the City Code. Code enforcement is an integral part of community policing, as it protects local property values and helps to build cleaner, safer communities.

The Code Enforcement Division is here to assist the citizens of Sanford in keeping their neighborhoods in compliance with City Codes. Keeping properties code compliant protects and enhances property values and makes the City a more attractive place to live, work and shop.

Community Improvement's business hours are Monday thru Thursday, 7:00am to 5:30pm.

 Monday through Thursday. You may contact the office at 407.688.5163.  You may leave a voice message after hours or send E-mail to  code enforcement.

Community Improvement’s Code Enforcement officers investigate complaints to determine if a violation of City Code exists and, if so, the responsible person is notified to correct the violation. Violations that are not corrected by the responsible person as required by law are heard by the City's Special Magistrate. For more information, visit the Special Magistrate Hearing page.

The Community Improvement Department also administers The Low-Income Home Energy Program (L.I.H.E.A.P.) which provides grants to local government to assist eligible low-come households in meeting the cost of home heating and cooling. Additional information is available by going to the LIHEAP page or calling 407.688.5167.

Community Improvement is a partnership and by working together we can continue to enhance the quality of life in our City.

Code Enforcement Online Services

Our online service allows citizens access to Code Enforcement services after hours and on weekends. Registered users may login to submit a Code Enforcement complaint with up to three digital photos and quickly check the details of a specific complaint.

Access our online service via CitizenServe.