Petition to Vacate

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You may petition the Board of County Commissioners to vacate the County’s (public’s) interest in certain property rights.

There are three types of Petitions to Vacate:

  • Vacation of Right of Way
  • Vacation of Easement
  • Vacation of Platted Subdivision or Portion Thereof


  • The total fee to process a vacating petition is $664.10
  • Initial filing fee of $414.10
  • Remaining balance of $250 due prior to scheduling of public hearing

Payment Methods

  • All fees are nonrefundable and shall be tendered by check
  • Checks are made payable to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

How To

  1. Complete the Pre-Application for Petition to Vacate prior to submittal of the Petition to Vacate packet
    • Pre-Application for Petition to Vacate (printable)
    • Pre-Application for Petition to Vacate (fillable)*
    • While this step is not mandatory, all petitioners are strongly encouraged to complete the pre-application process
    • Schedule a pre-application meeting with the County’s vacating coordinator by contacting the Hillsborough County Facilities Management & Real Estate Services Department at (813) 272-5810
    • During the pre-submittal process, staff will assess the viability of the request before you pay the fees required to file a vacating application
  2. Complete the Vacating Petition Information Packet
    • The application packet contains general requirements for the overall process, requirements for each type of request and checklists
  3. Make an appointment with our vacating coordinator to file the application in-person
    • If you have a hardship situation, speak with the vacating coordinator to make arrangements to file other than in-person


*Fillable forms may not work with many browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following:

  • Download the form to your computer and open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Download the printable version of the form
  • Try using a different browser to open the PDF

What's Next

  • Upon determination that the vacating application is complete and sufficient, the petition is circulated to internal and external reviewing agencies for review and comment
  • The petitioner will be notified of any reviewer objections or conditions placed upon the vacating request
  • It is the petitioner’s responsibility to address and/or resolve all objections prior to the petition being scheduled for public hearing