In July, the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners adopted an ordinance that authorizes replacing the county’s Code Enforcement Board with a special magistrate to improve the code enforcement process.
The transition from the enforcement board to the special magistrate will be completed by April 1, 2024.
The county is seeking proposals from experienced and qualified attorneys or law firms. The selected firm or individual will fulfill duties set forth in the ordinance by Chapter 162, Part 1, Florida Statutes.
A code enforcement special magistrate is a local government attorney with 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 state law but will include the ability of the county to abate violations that threaten the health, safety and welfare of the public, according to a news release from the commission.
To view Request for Proposal #NC23-053 visit: https://nassaufl.co/CodeMagistrate.
The electronic bid deadline is 10 a.m. Nov. 16.
Questions regarding the RFP or submitting a bid may be directed to Procurement Director Lanaee Gilmore at 904-530-6040.