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Magistrate Duties & Citation Fees
Special Magistrate
The special magistrate is appointed by Council from a list of attorneys provided by the town attorney.  The duties of a special magistrate include adopting rules and procedures for conducting and presiding over code hearings; subpoena powers; assessing fines and costs; issuing orders to bring a violation into compliance; granting, denying or modifying extensions of time for compliance; authorizing liens against property owned by violators; granting requests for abatement or reduction of fines; and authorizing the release of liens. View an informational card, in English and Spanish, that introduces the citation system.

Citation System
Council has established by resolution a list of those codes and ordinances that lend themselves to enforcement using citations, as well as a schedule of fines for violating those particular sections of the code.

Citation Fine Schedule
The citation fine schedule is as follows:
Code Enforcement Costs  Amount
Minimum Hearing Fee $125.00 (Hearing costs only; other costs added on case-by-case basis)

Code Enforcement Fines (Per day unless otherwise stated) Amount Compliance Period 
Possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages in parking lots prohibited $50 Immediate
Possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places prohibited $50 Immediate
Animal waste $50 Immediate 
Animals creating nuisance $50 Immediate
Animals running at large $50 Immediate 
Leash law $50 Immediate
Peddler/solicitation permit & license $50 Immediate
Sale by public outcry unlawful $50 Immediate 
Premises posted No Soliciting $50 Immediate
Solicitation hours limitation (Allowed between 9am-6pm Mon-Sat only) $50 Immediate
Solicitation of employment $50 Immediate
Residential storage of inoperative vehicles $50 5 Days
Graffiti $150 10 Days
Swimming pool water clarity $250 Immediate
Illegally discarded refrigerators $250 Immediate
Noise disturbances prohibited $100 Immediate 
Operation of indoor sound amplification $100 Immediate
Operation of outdoor sound amplification $100 Immediate 
Construction hours limited (Allowed Mon-Fri 7am-8pm & Sat 8am-4pm) $200 Immediate 
Lawn equipment use hours limited (Prohibited between 10pm and 7am) $100 Immediate
Power tools use hours limited (Prohibited between 10pm and 7am) $100 Immediate 
Littering in parks/oceanfront $50 Immediate
Glass containers in parks/oceanfront $50 Immediate
Location & set-out of waste containers $25 Immediate
24-hour parking limit on roadways in residential areas $50 1 Day
Parking in posted commercial areas $50 Immediate 
Water shortage emergency $50 Immediate 
Parking of commercial vehicles & trucks prohibited in residential areas $50 1 Hour

For additional information about the town's Municipal Citation System, please contact the Town Of Jupiter Code Compliance Office at (561) 741-2477.