Special Magistrate

The City of Lauderdale Lakes code cases are addressed by a Special Magistrate

The Special Magistrate is appointed by the City Commission and has the jurisdiction and authority to hear and rule over code compliance matters. The Special Magistrate is a licensed attorney and a member of the Florida Bar.

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 a Code Compliance Officer are given a reasonable amount of time to bring their property into compliance before the case is referred to the Special Magistrate.

After the Special Magistrate has ruled over a case, failure to correct the open code violations may result in fines of up to $250 a day until such violations are brought into compliance. Failure to comply could result in a lien filed against the title of the property. 


Special Magistrate hearings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st  Tuesday of each month in the Gereffi Room in City Hall at 4300 NW 36TH Street, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.  Please plan to arrive one hour prior to the hearing to register with the administrative staff. 

January 14th, 2020

February 4th 2020 (Canceled)

March 3rd 2020

April 7th, 2020

May 5th, 2020

June 2nd, 2020

July 14th, 2020

August 4th, 2020

September 1st, 2020

October 6th, 2020

November 10th , 2020

gavelNo Magistrate Hearing in December 2020

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and minutes are available for download from the City Clerk's page.