§ 12-223. Authority and powers of code enforcement officer.  

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  • (a) A code enforcement officer is authorized to issue a citation to any person when, based upon personal investigation, and not necessarily personal knowledge, the officer has reasonable cause to believe that:

    (1) The person has committed a civil infraction in violation of any duly enacted code or ordinance which is enforceable pursuant to this division; and

    (2) The county court will hear the charge.

    (b) A code enforcement officer shall have no power of arrest nor shall the officer be subject to the provisions of F.S. §§ 943.085 through 943.244.

    (c) Refusal to accept a citation issued by a code enforcement officer shall constitute a misdemeanor of the second degree punishable as provided in section 12-225

(Ord. No. 95-13, § 1, 4-18-95)