Ordinances & Resolutions

Board of Commissioners Responsibilities

In accordance with the City Charter, Article VII, Section 7.1, the Board of Commissioners of the City of Madeira Beach shall have the power to make ordinances and resolutions and establish for the government of said City, such ordinances or resolutions in writing not inconsistent with the Charter, Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, or the United States, as they may deem necessary. Said ordinances to be passed and become effective as hereinafter provided.


An ordinance is an official, legislative action of the Board of Commissioners, which action is a regulation of a general and permanent nature and enforceable as local law. Ordinances are an essential part of the governmental function. It provides both local governments and citizens with a body of current, enforceable laws, in a way that makes the Code easy to use and reference.

Florida Statutes 162.22, Designation of enforcement methods and penalties for violation of municipal ordinances.—The governing body of a municipality may designate the enforcement methods and penalties to be imposed for the violation of ordinances adopted by the municipality. These enforcement methods may include, but are not limited to, the issuance of a citation, a summons, or a notice to appear in county court or arrest for violation of municipal ordinances as provided for in chapter 901. Unless otherwise specifically authorized and provided for by law, a person convicted of violating a municipal ordinance may be sentenced to pay a fine, not to exceed $500, and may be sentenced to a definite term of imprisonment, not to exceed 60 days, in a municipal detention facility or other facility as authorized by law.
History.—s. 1, ch. 94-255.


A resolution is an expression of the Board of Commissioners concerning matters of administration, expression of a temporary character, or a provision for the disposition of a particular item of the administrative business of the Board of Commissioners.

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