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Board of Zoning Adjustment

Board Type: Exempt
Enabling Legislation:
Special Acts, Chapter 63-1716; Ordinance No. 91-10, effective May 30, 1991; Ordinance No. 2003-17, effective November 17, 2003; and Ordinance No. 2009-03, effective February 23, 2009.
Seven members, one to be appointed from each of the county commissioner's districts upon recommendation of the district commissioner; one to be appointed at large upon recommendation of the County Mayor. All nominations must be confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners.
Member Types:
  • 1 District 1 Representative
  • 1 District 2 Representative
  • 1 District 3 Representative
  • 1 District 4 Representative
  • 1 District 5 Representative
  • 1 District 6 Representative
  • 1 Mayor's Representative
Term Length: 2 Years
Term Of Office:
Ordinance No. 93-09, adopted April 20, 1993, revised the enabling legislation to provide that the terms of appointment to the Board of Zoning Adjustment shall expire on December 31 of even-numbered years or until their successors are chosen. A member of the Board of Zoning Adjustment shall not serve more than four consecutive terms. All appointments shall continue to be effective until their successors are chosen.Any member of the board of zoning adjustment may be removed from office for failure to regularly attend the meetings of the board of zoning adjustment without just cause, or for any other just cause, by a four-sevenths vote of the Board of County Commissioners; provided the member shall be entitled to a public hearing before such vote is taken. On November 11, 2003, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2003-17, which provides that if a newly-elected county commissioner's or county mayor's recommendation is confirmed by the Board of Commissioners prior to the December 31 of an even-numbered year, the incumbent member's term shall expire, and the newly-appointed member's term shall begin as of the date of confirmation by the Board of County Commissioners.
Powers and Duties:
A) To hear and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners from appeals taken from the requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Manager charged with enforcement of zoning regulations where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement or decision of the Director in the enforcement of this zoning regulation. B) To hear and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on such special exceptions as the Board of Zoning Adjustment is specifically authorized to vote on by the terms of the zoning regulations. C) To recommend to the Board of County Commissioners upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the zoning regulations as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the zoning regulations would result in unnecessary hardship.
First Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m., Board of County Commissioners Chambers, First Floor, County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Sean Bailey
Chief Planner
Zoning Division
(407) 836-5806
Financial disclosure is required.

Last Revised: 3/14/2018

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Wesley A. Hodge District 5 Representative 12/31/2018
Gregory A. Jackson District 2 Representative 12/31/2018
Carolyn Cappleman Karraker District 1 Representative 12/31/2018
Deborah Lynn Moskowitz District 4 Representative 12/31/2018
Jose A Rivas Jr. District 3 Representative 12/31/2018
Jessica Rivera Mayor's Representative 12/31/2018
Eugene Roberson Jr. District 6 Representative 12/31/2018

No vacancies at this time. Please check back later.

May 3, 2018

April 5, 2018

March 1, 2018

February 1, 2018

January 4, 2018

December 7, 2017

November 2, 2017

October 5, 2017

September 7, 2017

August 3, 2017

July 6, 2017

June 1, 2017

May 4, 2017

*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.