St. Lucie County is Mobile & Social
St. Lucie County's Communications Division is always looking for ways to reach residents and visitors, whether it is through our websites, government access channel (SLCTV Comcast 28 / U-Verse 99), social media, mobile apps or traditional media outlets such as newspapers and television stations.
- My St. Lucie App (Records & Service Requests)
- Visit St. Lucie App (Visitor & Tourist Information)
- RouteShout (Treasure Coast Connector - Public Transit)
- Alert St. Lucie (Emergency Notification System)
- Sign up for phone calls, texts or emails at www.stlucieco.gov/alert
St. Lucie County’s Code Fine Amnesty Program Generates 11 percent Compliance
In an effort to reduce the backlog of roughly 500 outstanding code compliance violations on properties in the unincorporated area of the county, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners created a Code Fine Amnesty program. Implemented during the month of May, this pilot program helped 56 participants (11 percent) bring their homes and/or businesses up to current codes, while generating more than $34,000 in fees.
In April St. Lucie County’s Code Compliance staff sent letters to roughly 500 property owners who had outstanding code violations, which resulted in liens against their property. These property owners had the entire month of May to resolve the code violations and in return have their fines reduced by 90 percent.
This pilot program was promoted heavily through a user-friendly webpage and registration process; a video public service announcement; press releases and social media posts; as well as meetings with the local Realtors association; Chamber of Commerce and others.
“The goal of this program was to bring properties into compliance and improve the aesthetics of a neighborhood not to generate revenue,” explained Monica Graziani, St. Lucie County Building and Code Regulation Manager.
Since St. Lucie County still has more than $3 million in outstanding code fines, officials intend to offer the amnesty program again in the future.
“Once you have a lien on a property, it creates an obstacle for the homeowner. The program makes it easier for owners to move forward with permitted improvements or selling of their home. We hope more citizens will take advantage of this program in the future,” adding Graziani.