Special Magistrate

IMPORTANT: Please be notified that starting on May 2, 2024, all Special Magistrate hearings will take place in person.

SPECIAL MAGISTRATE NOTICE: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the City of Miami Beach. You may instead mail the Office of the Special Magistrate at:

Office of the Special Magistrate
1700 Convention Center Drive, 1st Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Ph. 305.673.7181


Special Magistrate and Red Light Camera Hearings Schedule

Instructions and Forms

Motions for Continuance

  • Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2024-4614, motions for continuance shall be filed with the clerk of the special magistrate. The special magistrate may grant a maximum of one continuance to the alleged violator and one continuance to the city, each for good cause shown. Subsequent motions for continuance shall be denied except in the most exceptional circumstances when the movant has shown, through sworn testimony accompanying the motion, that fundamental due process would be denied if the subsequent continuance was not granted.

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