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.

  • January 27, 2021
  • February 24, 2021
  • March 24, 2021
  • April 28, 2021
  • May 26, 2021
  • June 23, 2021
  • July 28, 2021
  • August 25, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • No hearing in December

Current Members

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