About the Hearing
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillsborough County is making it possible for interested parties to participate virtually in this public hearing by means of communications media technology.
Hybrid hearings may employ alternative formats and different procedures may be in place. As part of the hybrid format, virtual participation is encouraged as an equivalent to in-person participation. In order to participate virtually, you must have access to a communications media device (such as a tablet or a computer equipped with a camera and microphone) that will enable you to be seen (video) and heard (audio) by the Code Enforcement Board (CEB)/Special Magistrate (SM) during the public hearing. If you wish to participate virtually, it is required that you complete a Public Comment Signup Form.
While virtual participation is encouraged, in-person participation is also available. Remember, the format and procedures for in-person participation may differ from a traditional hearing. If you wish to participate in person, you are encouraged to complete a Public Comment Signup Form in advance, however it is not required.
Rules during the hearing
The Code Enforcement Board/Special Magistrate will call cases by party name in the order in which they appear on the agenda. Presentations by the County, Respondent(s) and Opposition must be kept to a maximum of ten (10) minutes each. The Magistrate may recess at 12:30 PM and reconvene at 1:30 PM to conclude its business if needed.
Evidence and Documentation
Should you opt to participate virtually in this public hearing, you will be able to provide oral testimony to the CEB/SM, but you will be unable to submit documentary evidence during the public hearing. Therefore, if you opt to participate in this public hearing virtually, you must submit any documentary evidence you wish to be considered by the CEB/SM to the staff of the Citizen Boards Support at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing.
All interested parties wishing to submit testimony or other evidence for the record in this matter must submit the documentation to Citizen Boards Support in at least one of the following manners:
- Mailed to P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601 – Attn. Citizen Boards Support
- Emailed by attaching testimony and/or evidence documents to RodriguezSO@HCFLGov.net
All documentation submitted must reference the case number and address.
Speak During a Hybrid Hearing
Fill out the online form to sign up to speak at the hybrid hearing. If you are participating virtually, the form is required. The form is optional, but encouraged if you will attend in-person.
Viewing the Hearings
The public and the media can view or listen to hearings in the following ways:
The hearing will be captioned on the screen as well.
For questions or additional information related to providing public input, call (813) 272-7181.