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 attorne​y, under Section 1-19(c)(8) of the Broward County Code of Ordinances, the Ethics Code for Elected Officials.  The County Attorney's Office maintains a database where each such opinion must be filed.  When an elected official receives a binding ethics opinion, he or she must forward it to ethicsadvi​​ within fifteen (15) days.  To access the database of opinions issued since January 1, 2016, click here.  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:

You will find the OIG's training supplements on the subjects of Charitable and Campaign Fundraising​, Conflicts of Interest for Officials and Employees, Disclosure Requirements for Elected Officials​, Lobbyists and Lobbying, and Officials and Employees Accepting and Reporting Gifts to be helpful in identifying ethics issues and in locating relevant ethics laws.​​​​​​​​​

Broward Office of the Inspector General
One North University Drive, Suite 111
Plantation, Florida 33324
Tel: (954) 357-7873

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