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 Chambers located on the First floor at the Manatee County Administration Center, 1112 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205.


Current Members

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