Hearing Officer

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The Hearing Officer decides appeals from respondents who received civil violation citations and authorizes liens for unpaid civil violation fines.

Civil violation citations supplement existing enforcement methods by providing a process to expedite the correction of certain types of code violations. These types of violations include, but are not limited to, sign violations which may be quickly rectified (banners, balloons, sidewalk, snipe signs), unlicensed contractors, contractor licensing requirements, overflowing dumpsters, trash piles, hatracking of trees, failure to secure job sites during hurricane warnings, operating vendor type businesses without a business tax receipt and water restrictions.


Hearings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

Staff Contacts

Danise Cleckley


The Hearing Officer position was enacted in accordance with Section 37.45 of the City of Delray Beach Code of Ordinances. Appointments are made by the City Commission for a term of one year. Hearing Officers may be reappointed or removed at the discretion of the City Commission and are compensated at a rate decided by the Commission.


Hearing Officers must be lawyers in good standing, licensed to practice law in the State of Florida.

Board Members

Appointee Term Ends
Doak Campbell III