Apply for a Special Use Zoning Hearing

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Certain uses have been determined to require additional design standards to ensure compatibility with adjacent uses and the surrounding neighborhood. If a use has been identified as a Special Use then review for compliance with these additional standards is required through a noticed public hearing process with approval by a Land Use/Zoning Hearing Officer (ZHM). To determine if a proposed use requires a Special Use Permit please contact Zoning Counseling. The Special Use Permit application must contain all required information and documents needed for the hearing.


The Special Use zoning application fee is $2,298.50

Things To Consider

  • You must schedule an appointment to submit this application
    • Call (813) 272-5600 to request an appointment
    • You need to meet all requirements listed on the submittal checklist
    • We will not accept incomplete applications 
  • A hearing with the ZHM is required after the application is submitted

How To

Download the application for complete list of requirements.

What's Next

  1. Within 15 business days after the hearing we will notify you of the ZHM decision.
  2. If granted, you can move forward with your project
  3. If denied, you can appeal the ZHM decision to the Land Use Appeals Board (LUAB)
    • You must file your appeal within 30 calendar days of the decision
    • Appeal fee is $202

Get Help

(813) 272-5600