Special Magistrate Administrative Division

According to Florida Statute Section 162.02, Pinellas County has a code enforcement system that gives Special Magistrates, as designated by the Board of County Commissioners, the authority to hold hearings and assess fines against violators of the Pinellas County Ordinances.

Special Magistrates have jurisdiction over alleged violations of the Pinellas County Code, and service multiple county departments and divisions. They conduct hearings regarding testimony and evidence on these code violations, and render enforcement orders in accordance with Pinellas County Ordinance No. 07-05, adopted January 9, 2007.

Hearings are held on the 5th floor of 315 Court Street, and are open to the public.