Neighborhood Disputes

Neighborhood disputes are typically civil in nature. Examples of neighborhood disputes could be disagreements over tree limbs; fence repair, replacement or placement; loud music; pets; and unsupervised children.

Resolving disputes can be stressful and communication can be difficult at times. Some tips for resolving neighborhood disputes are below.

Checklist for Neighborhood Disputes

  • Allow for a cooldown period for both parties, then approach the neighbor in a non-aggressive manner.
  • If verbal communication does not work, send a certified letter addressing the situation and suggest how to resolve the matter.
  • If problem continues, seek help from the Homeowner Association, if available.
  • If the situation escalates, call the police.  The non-emergency number for Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is (904) 630-0500.
  • If the problem persists, discuss it with the State Attorney’s Office to determine whether the conduct constitutes a criminal act.

Code Enforcement

The City’s Code Enforcement Department deals with complaints such as:

  • Overgrown weeds
  • Unsafe structures
  • Nuisance lots
  • Abandoned vehicles and homes
  • Residential concerns
  • Commercial concerns

For more detailed information visit or call (904) 630-2489.

Agency Information

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

501 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
(904) 630-0500

Jacksonville Code Enforcement

407 N. Laura St., 2nd Floor, Ste 200
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
(904) 255-7000