All code cases in Monroe County are heard by a Special Magistrate. The Special Magistrate has the authority to subpoena witnesses and records, order rulings on violations, assess fines, and order liens to be placed upon property.
Property owners cited by code compliance are given a reasonable amount of time to bring their property into compliance before the case is referred to the Speical Magistrate.
Monroe County Special Magistrate Rules of Procedure
The Monroe County Code Compliance Special Magistrate, in Section 8-30 shall have the power to adopt rules for the conduct of hearings.
Due to COVID-19, 2021 Special Magistrate Hearings will be conducted via Zoom Webinar until further notice. Contact Nicole Petrick at Petrick-Nicole@monroecounty-fl.gov or call 305-289-2810 for the link and/or phone invitation (specific to each hearing date).
For more information on COVID-19 procedures click here.