Qualifying as a Candidate to be Placed on the Ballot 

Pursuant to Village's Code of Ordinances, the qualifying period for the 2024 election begins at noon on August 5, 2024 and ends at noon August 16, 2024

All candidates may qualify for the November 5, 2024 election in the office of the Village Clerk, 9705 E Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to make an appointment by calling (305) 259-1234 and/or sending an email to the Village Clerk. 

All required qualifying paperwork and fees must be provided to the Village Clerk within the qualifying period.

Required Documents & Fees


The following documents and fees are required during the qualifying period:

  • Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates - DS-DE 9
  • Statement of Candidate - DS-DE 84
  • Candidate Agreement for Electronic Filing of Campaign Treasurer's Reports
  • Declaration and First Amendment Waiver for Candidates who agree to comply with the Voluntary Statement of Fair Campaign Practices
  • Proof of Voter's Registration
  • Proof of Residency - Any resident of the Village of Palmetto Bay who has resided continuously in the Village for at least two (2) years preceding the qualifying date shall be eligible to be a candidate for office. 
  • Affidavit - Notice of Candidacy and Residency
  • Candidate Oath
  • Form 6 - Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interests - Effective January 1, 2024, elected members of the governing body of a municipality, as well as candidates for such offices, will be required to file an annual Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interests (Form 6)  electronically via the Florida Commission on Ethics website. Once filed, a copy of both the Submission and Verification Receipt is to be provided to the Qualifying Officer. 
  • Qualifying fee of $100 - payable to the Village of Palmetto Bay, from the Candidate's Campaign Account
  • State Election Assessment fee - 1% of annual salary for office sought ($240 for Mayor - annual salary is $24,000 and $120 for Councilmembers - annual salary is $12,000) - payable to the Village of Palmetto Bay, from the Candidate's Campaign Account
Please visit Forms/Documents/Links resource so that you may complete the documents at your convenience.