Request for Proposal: Code Enforcement Special Magistrate
On July 24, 2023, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2023-021, replacing the Code Enforcement Board with a Special Magistrate, in an effort to improve the code enforcement process and better serve the community.
A Code Enforcement Special Magistrate is a local government attorney with demonstrated training and experience to hear and resolve code enforcement cases. In general, the code enforcement process will remain the same with notice and hearings pursuant to Florida Law but will now include the ability of the County to abate violations that threaten the health, safety and welfare of the public.
The complete transition from a Code Enforcement Board to a Code Enforcement Special Magistrate will take place by April 1, 2024.
At this time, the County is seeking proposals from an experienced and qualified individual attorney or law firm to serve as a Code Enforcement Special Magistrate. The selected firm or individual will fulfill duties set forth in the Ordinance by Chapter 162, Part 1, Florida Statues.
To view the County’s Request for Proposal #NC23-053, please visit: https://nassaufl.co/CodeMagistrate.
If you have any questions regarding the new code enforcement process or the need for a Special Magistrate, please contact the Nassau County Attorney’s Office at (904) 530-6100. However, if you have any questions related to the Request for Proposal or submitting a bid, please contact our Procurement Director, Lanaee Gilmore, at (904) 530-6040.