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Elected Officials

Broward’s county and municipal elected officials are governed by the Constitution of the State of Florida, the State Code of Ethics (Chapter 112 of the Florida Statutes), the Broward Code of Ethics for Elected Officials (Section 1-19 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances), and any applicable, more restrictive municipal code of ethics.

In addition to other laws, elected officials are expected to abide by ethics laws relating to:

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Disclosures
  • Gift Acceptance and Reporting
  • Honest Services
  • Lobbying and Lobbyists
  • Nepotism
  • Open Meetings
  • Public Records

Our office does not issue advisory opinions. For questions about how the Broward Code of Ethics for Elected Officials applies to them individually, Broward’s elected officials can request a binding legal opinion from their governmental entity’s attorney, under Section 1-19(c)(8) of the Broward County Code of Ordinances, the Ethics Code for Elected Officials.  Those who wish to know how the State Code of Ethics applies to them should obtain an advisory opinion from the Florida Commission on Ethics at 850-488-7864.

Click on the links below to see laws referencing ethics for Broward’s elected officials:

Browse the rest of the Ethics section of the OIG website to locate other helpful resources for elected officials.  Be sure not to miss compliance disclosure forms on the Forms page.

Broward County Inspector General - John W. Scott
Broward Office of the Inspector General
One North University Drive, Suite 111
Plantation, Florida 33324