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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Appeal Violations

Please be notified that starting on May 2, 2024, all Special Magistrate hearings will take place in person at the Third Floor Commission Chamber in City Hall.

Any person aggrieved by the decision of a Code Compliance officer in issuing a violation may request an administrative hearing before the Special Magistrate by submitting a written request in the City Clerk’s Office located at 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Please check the violation for specific information on how many days you have after receipt of a violation to submit a timely request for an appeal, as the days for an appeal may vary from violation to violation. The amount of $128 must accompany the written request to appeal. Check, credit card, or cash are acceptable methods of payment. Should the appellant be successful at the hearing, the $128 will be returned.

The City Clerk will notify the appellant of the date and time of the hearing. If you have any questions regarding appealing a code violation, contact Special Magistrate at 305.673.7181

Office Information

Code Compliance Director
Hernan Cardeno is a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, having first served with the Bal Harbour Police Department where he rose through the ranks to Assistant Chief of Police.
  • Office Location:

    1680 Meridian Avenue | Suite 602
    Miami Beach, FL 33139

  • Main Number:


Hours of Operation

Front Office Hours:
Tuesday through Friday (excluding holidays):
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
And 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
On Duty
Enforcement Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday:
6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Friday & Saturday:
24 hours
For questions or information during
normal business office hours:
Call: 305.673.7555
To Report a violation, at any time:
To report a violation or to speak with an on-duty supervisor during the weekend and evening hours: