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Special Magistrate

Hearings

Special Magistrate Hearings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, as needed, at 2:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 11 North 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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Overview

The Special Magistrate hears and decides violations of the codes of the city, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Advertising
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals and Fowl
  • Buildings and building regulations
  • Food and food products
  • Junk, abandonded property
  • Nuisances
  • Extended hours permit violations
  • Dangerous dogs

The Special Magistrate shall have the power to:

  • Subpoena alleged violators and witnesses to appear at hearings
  • Subpeona evidence
  • Take testimony under oath
  • Issue Orders having the force of law to command whatever steps are necessary to bring a violation into compliance
  • Issue Findings of Fact, based on evidence of record and conclusions of law