Code Enforcement and Variance Consideration by Special Magistrate
Belleair has created and established an alternative local government code enforcement and variance consideration process by utilizing a Special Magistrate to enforce the Code of Ordinances and Land Development Code.
Special Magistrate Powers
Belleair's Special Magistrates shall have the power to:
Adopt rules for the conduct of code enforcement hearings
Subpoena alleged violators and witnesses and evidence and such subpoenas may be served by the Police Department
Take testimony under oath
Issue orders having the force of law commanding whatever steps necessary to bring violations into compliance
Authority to grant or deny variances relating to existing single-family lots or structures or improvements thereon
Attorneys Lauren Rubenstein and Bart R. Valdes serve as the Special Magistrates for Belleair.