Code Enforcement Special Magistrate


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.



The Advisory Board application must be submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. The application is available for downloading on the upper right side of this page.


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



Code Enforcement Special Magistrate meetings are held on the fourth (4th) Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at 10:00 am 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.


December 2017 - None January 24, 2018 February 28, 2018
March 28, 2018 April 25, 208 May 23, 2018
June 27, 2018 July 25, 2018 August 22, 2018
September 26, 2018 October 24, 2018 November 28, 2018
December 2018 - Cancelled    



Current Members

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