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The Code Compliance Division holds code violation hearings on Thursdays from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in front of a Special Magistrate. The City Commission has appointed 1 primary Special Magistrate and 2 alternates. These Special Magistrates are local attorneys that are also residents of the City of Sarasota, but are not City employees.

All hearings are open to the public, but only parties involved in the case or any witnesses that are called are permitted to speak during the proceedings.

Hearing Location:
City Hall Main Building
1565 1st Street
1st Floor, Conference Room #112
Sarasota, FL 34236

Our upcoming docket and our previously recorded hearings are available for the public to review/listen to online

Did you know that our hearings are streamed live the day of recording? You may use the same link above to access these hearings while they are streaming.

Need to file an appeal?

  1. Complete the Appeal Form.
  2. Call our office at (941) 954-4125 to arrange a hearing date and time.
  3. Return the form to our office. You may return it via email to CodeCompliance@sarasotafl.gov, via fax to via fax to (941) 954-4187, or in person Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Need to appear via telephone?

  1. Complete the Telephone Conference Request Form.
  2. Return the form to our office. You may return it via email to CodeCompliance@sarasotafl.gov, via fax to via fax to (941) 954-4187, or in person Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
  3. Based on the preference selected, you will receive confirmation if your request is approved.

Need to file a Request for Reduction of a code lien?

  1. Complete the Request for Reduction Form.
  2. Call our office at (941) 954-4125 to arrange a hearing date and time.
  3. Return the form to our office. You may return it via email to CodeCompliance@sarasotafl.gov, via fax to (941) 954-4187, or in person Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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