The Codes Enforcement Division consists of two full-time deputies who respond to calls about litter, overgrown yards, excessive yard debris and junk collection on private property. Investigations can result in warnings, citations and/or notices, and fines range from $25 - $1000 plus jail or community service. This division uses surveillance cameras in some “high litter” areas in an attempt to identify and subsequently charge offenders.
A common issue in Sumter County is the illegal dumping of trash outside recycling centers when they are closed. This is a prosecutable offense.
For Sumter County Recycling Center hours go to Sumter Recycling Center.
To report a codes violation, call (803) 436-2056 or (803) 436-2237.
Codes Enforcement does not have jurisdiction over structures such as houses and campers.