Special Magistrate

The City of Lauderdale Lakes code cases are heard 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 1 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday 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 No Hearing

February 10, 2021

March 10, 2021

April 14, 2021

May 12, 2021

June 9, 2021

July 14, 2021

August 11, 2021

September 8, 2021

October 13, 2021

November 10, 2021

gavelDecember 8, 2021

Agendas and Minutes

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