Code Enforcement by Special Magistrate

Belleair has created and established an alternative local government code enforcement system by utilizing a Special Magistrate to enforce the Code of Ordinances. 

Special Magistrate Powers

Belleair's Special Magistrate 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

Attorney Tom Trask, the former attorney for the Code Enforcement Board, serves as the Special Magistrate for Belleair.