Section 162.03, Florida Statutes 2003
(1) Each county or municipality may, at its option, create or abolish by ordinance local government code enforcement boards as provided herein.
(2) A charter county, a noncharter county, or a municipality may, by ordinance, adopt an alternate code enforcement system which gives code enforcement boards or special masters designated by the local governing body, or both, the authority to hold hearings and assess fines against violators of the respective county or municipal codes and ordinances. A special master shall have the same status as an enforcement board under this chapter. References in this chapter to an enforcement board, except in s. 162.05, shall include a special master if the context permits.
History.--ss. 1, 2, ch. 80-300; s. 3, ch. 82-37; s. 2, ch. 86-201; s. 1, ch. 87-129; s. 2, ch. 89-268; s. 2, ch. 99-360.
Note.--Former s. 166.053.