Nuisance Abatement Board

This Board hears cases involving property which houses prostitution, controlled substance activity, stolen property, and criminal gangs. It has the power to declare such properties a public nuisance, to enter orders prohibiting the maintenance of the nuisance, and assess fines up to $250 per day and up to $500 per day for recurring public nuisances, not to exceed $5,000.


The membership of this Board is comprised of 7 members. Each County Commissioner appoints one member.


Members shall serve three year terms, or at the pleasure of the appointing commissioner.

Special Requirements:

  • Five of the members must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.


Hillsborough County Ordinance 98-45.


As needed.
Brandon Regional Service Center
311 Pauls Drive
Brandon, Fl., 33511


Sonia Rodriguez
Manager, Citizen Boards Support
Consumer and Veterans Services
County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 272-7181

Citizen Boards Support


Member Position/Appointed By Dates of Service
Mr. William Browne  Unincorporated HC Resident/
Commissioner Harry Cohen
05/02/2022 -
Mr. Karl Davis
Unincorporated HC Resident/
Commissioner Gwen Myers
01/31/2023 -
Mr. Phillip Hirschel  City of Tampa/
Commissioner Ken Hagan
05/12/2021 -
  Commissioner Donna Cameron Cepeda   

Commissioner Pat Kemp
  Commissioner Michael Owen   
  Commissioner Joshua Wostal   

* Reappointed