Board of Adjustment and Appeals

This board has the authority to grant variances and special exceptions in the appropriate cases.

The Board of Adjustment and Appeals (BOAA) is a volunteer board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and whose individual terms run concurrently with the term of the appointing commissioner.

Learn more about membership requirements, terms, and powers and responsibilities.

Hearing Schedule and Submittal Deadlines

BOAA Deadline Submittal Date DRC Staff Meeting 9:00 a.m. BOAA Hearing 9:00 a.m.
11/24/2021 12/13/2021 1/5/2022
12/23/2021 1/10/2022 2/4/2022 (a Friday hearing)
1/19/2022 2/14/2022 3/2/2022
2/23/2022 3/14/2022 4/6/2022
3/23/2022 4/11/2022 5/4/2022
4/20/2022 5/9/2022 6/1/2021
5/25/2022 6/13/2022 7/6/2022
6/22/2022 7/11/2022 8/3/2022
7/20/2022 8/8/2022 8/31/2022 (for September)
8/24/2022 9/12/2022 10/5/2022
9/21/2022 10/10/2022 11/2/2022
10/19/2021 11/14/2022 11/30/2022 (for December)
11/23/2022 12/12/2022 1/4/2023

For Appeals, Variance Requests, Type 2 Uses, and Nonconforming Use modifications:

  • Applications can now be submitted online.
  • If you require a paper application, contact the Planning Department to obtain the required application(s):
    • Submit an application request form;
    • Call (727) 464-5047; or,
    • Visit the office at 440 Court St, 4th Floor, Clearwater, FL 33756
    • Submit the applicable application to the Land Use and Zoning Division.

About the Board of Adjustment and Appeals:

  • The BOAA receives authority from the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners to review nonconforming use (NCU) modifications and variance requests for setback reductions, lot area reductions, parking requirement reductions, etc.
  • The BOAA also reviews requests for type 2 uses, which are specific uses that may not be appropriate without restriction within a particular zoning district.
  • The BOAA members are a volunteer board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners whose individual member terms run concurrently with the term of the appointing commissioner.

Development Review Committee

The Development Review Committee is comprised of County staff charged with reviewing variance requests, type 2 uses, and NCU modifications with applicants in order to facilitate staff’s development of recommendations to present to the Board of Adjustment and Appeals for consideration.

For further information, please call the Zoning Division at
(727) 464-5047 or email.

Members

Name Email Appointed By
Clifford Gephart, Chairman cliffgephart@gmail.com Charlie Justice (Chairman), District 3
Joe Burdette, Vice Chairman joeburdette@outlook.com Janet Long (Vice-Chair), District 1
John Doran johndoranlaw@yahoo.com Karen Williams Seel, District 5
Deborah "Debbie" J. White debbiewhite1215@gmail.com Pat Gerard, District 2
Jose Bello jrbello1@yahoo.com Kathleen Peters, District 6
Vince Cocks vincecocks@gmail.com Rene' Flowers, District 7
Alan Bomstein abomstain@creativecontractors.com Dave Eggers, District 4
Pamela Kern (Alternate) pamkernboa@hotmail.com Board of County Commissioners
Glenn Bailey, Zoning Manager gbailey@pinellascounty.org Planning Department

All citizens appointed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners or an individual commissioner to any county board, committee, council, or authority must comply with these standards of conduct.

Hearing Results/Minutes

Date Title Attachments
January 2, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
February 6, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
March 5, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
August 5, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
September 2, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
October 7, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
November 4, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
December 2, 2020 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
January 6, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
February 3, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
March 3, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing Results Minutes
March 31, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
May 5, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
June 2, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
August 4, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
September 1, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
October 6, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
November 3, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
December 1, 2021 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
January 5, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
February 4, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
March 2, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
April 6, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
May 4, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
June 1, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
July 6, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
August 3, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
August 31, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing ResultsMinutes
October 5, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing MinutesResults
November 2, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing
November 30, 2022 Board of Adjustment and Appeals Hearing