TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Conservation & Compliance unveiled this week a searchable database of open and closed code enforcement cases and complaints on the Lake County Web site.
“This is a great tool because it allows citizens who have made a complaint anonymously to look up and see what action was taken without risking their anonymity,” said Gregg Welstead, Director of the Department of Conservation & Compliance.
The listing of code cases is real time. As soon as a code complaint is received, it is posted in the online database. A dozen cases were posted throughout the day on Wednesday and an additional eight cases came in on Thursday. All code cases from the past three years are available in the database, as well as closed code cases that went before the special master from as far back as 1997.
The online database of code enforcement cases is also useful for citizens desiring to issue a code complaint. By checking the database, one can determine if there is already an existing code case on the property. Code cases can be searched by case number, address, alternate key, owner name and open date. Other potential information with each code case includes a short description of case, map of property and available public records, such as liens and correspondences relating to the case.
The new online feature was developed with the cooperation of Lake County Office of Information Technology, Programming & Application Support Services Division, and Office of Information Outreach.