Special Magistrate

The Gainesville Code Enforcement Special Magistrate has jurisdiction to hear and decide cases filed by the City's Code Enforcement Officers regarding violations of the City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances. To contact a Code Enforcement Officer concerning a specific case, call (352) 334-5030. 

Regular Meetings:
Second Thursday of each month, 9:00 a.m.
City Commission Auditorium 
First Floor, City Hall
200 East University Avenue

Previously recorded Code Enforcement Board and Special Magistrate Hearings can be viewed by video stream.
Beginning August, 2019 Agendas and Minutes can be viewed online.

Qualification for the Special Magistrate are:

  1. Be an active member in good standing of the Florida Bar with a minimum of five (5) years recent experience practicing law, which experience shall include litigation and administrative hearing experience.
  2. Reside in Alachua County.
  3. Not be an employee of the city or hold any office with the city government, nor hold any other elective or appointive office in the county or state while serving as special magistrate.
  4. Comply with the Code of Ethics of the State of Florida.

To contact the Clerk to the Special Magistrate, please contact the Code Enforcement Division at 352-334-5030.

The City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances is available on-line from the Municipal Code Corporation relating to buildings, electrical code, fire protection, housing code, licenses, plumbing, signs and street graphics, ventilation, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and zoning.

Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing Agenda and Minutes
Effective August 2019 Agendas and Minutes can be found on the 
 Agendas and Minutes page

Date          Agenda   Minutes
 July 11, 2019   Agenda  
 June 13, 2019   Agenda  
 May 9, 2019   Agenda  
 Apr. 11, 2019   Agenda  
 Mar. 14, 2019   Agenda  
 Feb. 14, 2019   Agenda   Minutes
 Jan. 10, 2019   Agenda  
 Dec. 13, 2018   Agenda  
 Nov. 8, 2018   Agenda  
 Oct. 11, 2018   Agenda  
 Sept. 13, 2018   Agenda  
 Aug. 9, 2018   Agenda  
 July 19, 2018   Agenda