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 26, 2022
  • February 23, 2022
  • March 23, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • May 25, 2022
  • June 22, 2022
  • July 27, 2022
  • August 24, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 16, 2022
  • No hearing in December

Current Members

Name Term Expires
Ben Vitale 10/25/25
Donald Courtney 10/25/25
 Mike Pendley 10/25/25
 Walter Sowa 10/25/25