Deputy County Attorney
Joined the Office in 1991
Maite Azcoitia is the section head of the Land Use, Environment, and Regulation practice group, which represents the County’s Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department in developing, implementing, and enforcing various land use and environmental regulations, including the Broward County Comprehensive Plan, the Land Development Code, the Natural Resource Protection Code, and numerous environmental programs delegated to Broward County by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The section's attorneys also serve as counsel to a number of regulatory and advisory boards, including the Central Examining Boards regulating the various disciplines of construction contractors, the Unsafe Structures and Minimum Appeals Board, the Broward County Historic Preservation Board, the Municipal Services Advisory Board, and the Central County Advisory Board.
Ms. Azcoitia has previously served as counsel to a variety of other County departments and boards. She has represented County agencies in community development and affordable housing initiatives. She has represented County staff and various boards in code enforcement matters, including environmental, building, zoning, and elevator regulation enforcement. She has also assisted various external agencies, such as the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Broward County Planning Council, the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals, and the Broward County School Oversight Committee, on drafting and implementing new land use policies and building regulations; and drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, and contracts.
- Florida Association of County Attorneys, President's Award, 1992-1993