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Mechanical Board of Adjustment, Appeals & Examiners

This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for mechanical certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Mechanical Code.

The membership of this Board shall be comprised of seven members and two alternates appointed as follows:

  • Hillsborough County Commissioners - 3 members, 2 alternates
  • City of Tampa - 2 members
  • City of Temple Terrace - 1 member
  • City of Plant City - 1 member

Composition is specified as follows:

  • 1 Mechanical Contractor
  • 2 Class "A" HVAC Contractors
  • 1 Class "B" HVAC Contractor
  • 1 Florida Registered Professional Engineer qualified to work in the area of mechanical engineering
  • 1 Mechanical Trades Representative
  • 1 Sheet Metal Contractor
  • 2 Alternate Members that must be knowledgeable and experienced in the technical codes of this board

Members shall serve four year terms.  Alternates shall serve two year terms.

Hillsborough County Construction Code Ordinance 09-3, effective March 1, 2009.


  • Financial disclosure required.

Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
26th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602


Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Mr. Michael Charles Class "B" HVAC Contractor /
City of Tampa
 8/20/1998 -
Mr. Robert Cochell  Class "A" HVAC Contractor /
 9/20/1989 -
Mr. Bryan Lingerfelt  Mechanical Contractor /
City of Tampa 
 6/06/1996 -
Mr. Leo Lorenzo  Sheet Metal Contractor /
12/31/1986 -
Mr. Alberto Sanchez Mechanical Engineer / 
City of Plant City 
  4/01/2001 -
  Alternate / BOCC   
  Alternate / BOCC   
  Mechanical Trade Representative / BOCC  
  Class "A" HVAC Contractor /
City of Temple Terrace 


Contact Information
Gloria Hatfield
PGM / Building Services

County Center, 19th FL
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

P: 813-635-7313