The City's Community Standards Division promotes, protects, and improves the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Boynton Beach. This information has been prepared as an educational resource, designed to ensure that every citizen within our community is made aware of the standards that have been set forth by our taxpayers, by the way of the City Commission.
The provisions outlined herein, while wide ranging and comprehensive, are merely a summarization of the standards and regulations outlined in the City’s Ordinances. These standards are subject to change.
Visit this page to report a Community Standards issue. Please note that issues may no longer be submitted anonymously. Questions or concerns:? Call 561-742-6120.
Lien Reduction Process
Criteria for lien reduction.
Applicant must be the legal owner(s) of the property and must call the Community Standards division to request a lien reduction inspection prior to receiving an application, to ensure the property is in full compliance.
The following criteria must be complied with prior to a lien reduction hearing before the Special Magistrate:
- The property in question must be in total code compliance and an affidavit of compliance must be issued for the code compliance case that is being appealed.
- The subject property must be free of all outstanding debts (including taxes) due the city.
- A fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) shall accompany the initial reduction application with a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each additional lien recorded against the property.
Vacant Property Registration
The City of Boynton Beach has partnered with Hera Property Registry, LLC to administer its Foreclosure Property Registration program. In order to comply with the Ordinance, all Mortgagees/Trustees must register online via HERA Property Registry and pay a registration fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you receive a notice advising of a violation on your property, please read the letter and take action to correct the violation. If you require additional information regarding the violation, and or the corrective action required or if you are working towards compliance please contact the Community Standards Specialist that issued the notice at the phone number provided to discuss the issues. In some cases, additional time can be approved but please keep in mind that the correction of certain violations may not be delayed.
If action is not taken to correct violation, there are several possible consequences, including a notice to appear in front of the Community Standards Special Magistrate. In some cases, the City may arrange for the violation to be corrected and file a lien to recover the costs.
The Community Standards office can let you know if a case is liened and the current lien and/or fine. However, for lien payoff requests and a comprehensive report of all debt owed to the City go to
When the respondent does not comply the code violation(s), they will be scheduled to appear before the Special Magistrate. The Special Magistrate is a quasi-judicial body whose creation is enabled by Chapter 162, Florida Statutes, which was enacted into law by the Florida Legislature in 1980. The Special Magistrate is authorized to impose administrative fines and other noncriminal penalties to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive method of enforcing any codes and ordinances in force in counties and municipalities. Special Magistrate hearings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The respondents are encouraged to appear so they can speak to the violation(s) and hear the Special Magistrate findings. These are public hearings so anyone can attend.