The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate conducts hearings to determine whether a violation of the Polk County Land Development Code, or an ordinance of Polk County within the Special Magistrate jurisdiction, has been violated, and upon finding that a violation has occurred, imposes fines, costs and liens against the violators.
The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate meets at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the County Commission Boardroom.
- Tiffany Stanton-Hawks, Esquire (Special Magistrate)
- David Maldonado, Esquire (Appellate Special Magistrate)
- Jillian Spangler (Alternate Special Magistrate and Alternate Appellate Special Magistrate)
Qualifications for Special Magistrates/How to Apply
Code Enforcement Special Magistrates shall be attorneys who are in good standing with the Florida Bar Association. Those attorneys shall reside in, or have a place of business within Polk County, and should possess an outstanding reputation for business and professional ability, civil pride and community development.
All magistrates shall be appointed for a term of two years and may be reappointed by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. Despite the term for which they were appointed, all magistrates serve at the pleasure of the Board, and are not employees of Polk County. If any magistrate fails to attend two of their designated hearings without good cause, the position shall be considered vacant and the Board shall promptly fill the remainder of the unexpired term.
|Hearing Schedule||Special Magistrate 2023|
|January 19, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|February 16, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|March 16, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|April 20, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|May 18, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|June 15, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|July 20, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|August 17, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|September 21, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|October 19, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|November 16, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|
|December 13, 2023||Tiffany Hawks|