Town Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 P.M.
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month with a few exceptions.
  • Jarvis Hall
    4505 N Ocean Drive
    Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

Special Meetings

  • Scheduled as needed.

Meetings in September cannot be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, because they conflict with Broward County's budget hearings. The Commission usually meets only once in August, November, and December.

Public Notice Announcements

On October 1, 2023, the Town discontinued printed advertisements of public meetings and began utilizing Broward County’s designated publicly accessible website to publish legally required advertisements and public notices.

Click here to view Broward County's website for legally required advertisements and public notices.

Click here for view the online advertising notice.

Agendas, Minutes, & Videos

Agendas are generally available on the Friday prior to meetings. Minutes are only available following approval by the Commission.

Click here to go to the Agendas, Minutes, & Videos page.

Town Commission

Town Commission

The Town Commission is Lauderdale-By-The-Sea's elected legislative body. The five-member Commission consists of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and three other Commissioners. Commission members elect the Vice Mayor following each election. The Mayor presides at Commission meetings and is recognized as the head of the Town Government at all official functions. In the Mayor’s absence, that duty falls to the Vice Mayor. All Commissioners are elected at-large and serve staggered four-year terms. The Mayor's term is two years. Except for the Mayor, Commissioners run for specific seats and must reside in District 1 or District 2, which divides the Town’s voters into almost even north and south areas. To qualify, you must live in Town at least six months prior to the election.


The Commission is responsible for hiring the Town Manager and Town Attorney; it also approves all professional contracts for engineering, construction, planning, garbage pick-up and other professional services the Town may require. The Commission enacts ordinances and resolutions on key matters, adopts the annual budget and establishes the tax rate and other various user fees. The Commission sets policies not designated by Florida law or the Town Charter. 

Form of Government

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has a Town Commission-Town Manager form of government. The Commission hires a professional Town Manager, who is responsible along with his staff for the Town's day-to-day operations.