Code Enforcement Special Magistrate

Purpose

According to Florida Statute 162.03 (2), the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate has the authority to hold hearings and impose fines against violators of the Manatee County codes and ordinances.

Membership Requirements

Legal education and litigation experience are preferred but not essential.

Application

The Advisory Board application must be submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. Click here to apply.

For questions, or additional information, please contact the Code Enforcement Office at 941-748-2071.

Meetings

Code Enforcement Special Magistrate meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at 09:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Chambers located on the first floor at the Manatee County Administration Center, 1112 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205.

September 26, 2018 January 23, 2019 May 22, 2019 September 25, 2019
October 24, 2018 February 27, 2019 June 26, 2019 October 23, 2019
November 28, 2018 March 27, 2019 July 24, 2019 November 27, 2019
December 26, 2018 - Canceled April 24, 2019 August 28, 2019 December 25, 2019 - Canceled

Current Members

Name Term Expires
Donald L. Courtney 10/21/2021
John “Ben” Vitale
10/21/2021