Land Use Appeals Board

This Board hears appeals of decisions of the Land Use Hearing Officer on special use permits and variances from zoning regulations.


The membership of this Board will be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of seven members and two alternate members. Composition is specified as follows:

  • 1 Attorney with at least five years of experience, shall be an attorney practicing in Hillsborough County who shall have been admitted to the Florida Bar for not less than five years
  • 1 Landscape architect or architect, registered to practice in the state of Florida
  • 1 Business owner or operator in unincorporated Hillsborough County
  • 1 Professional planner with not less than three years of experience in land use planning or zoning in Hillsborough County
  • 1 Civil or environmental engineer registered to practice in the state of Florida
  • 1 Member of a civic or neighborhood organization in unincorporated Hillsborough County
  • 1 Developer active in development in Hillsborough County or a duly licensed general contractor (Class A) active in business in Hillsborough County


Members shall serve three year terms.

The Land Development Code was amended to remove term limits for the members of this Board to take effect April 17, 2013.

Special Requirements:

  • Annual financial disclosure is required
  • Unincorporated residency is required


Hillsborough County Land Development Code


Unless otherwise specified, meetings take place monthly, 1st Friday, 1:30 PM, as needed
2nd Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602


Sonia O. Rodriguez
Manager, Citizen Boards Support
Consumer and Veterans Services
County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
18th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 272-7181

Schedule and Agendas      Citizen Boards Support


Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Ricki Bauman Member of Civic Organization in HC 07/01/2018- 06/30/2024*
Mr. Bradley Cornelius Professional Planner 09/02/2020- 09/30/2023
Mr. Justin Evans Civil Engineer 04/07/2021- 03/31/2024
Mr. Stanley Hinde Jr. Landscape Architect 04/07/2021- 08/31/2025*
Ms. Hayley Kennedy  Attorney  01/19/2023 - 01/19/2026 
Ms. Clara Lawhead Member of a Civic Organization or Neighborhood Organization in Unincorporated HC 06/02/2022- 06/30/2025
Mr. Peter Schwarz Business Person 07/01/2018- 06/30/2023