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Board of Adjustment Meeting

This Board was established by the Board of County Commissioners through adoption of Escambia County Ordinance No. 88-16, enacted on December 1, 1988.  Ordinance 2004-9 amended the Escambia County Code of Ordinances to change the membership from five to seven members, all of who must reside within Escambia County.  Each of the five commissioners shall appoint one BOA member, preferably from among constituents residing in their respective district and the BCC as a whole shall nominate and vote for two “at large” members.  Each commissioner-appointed member of the BOA shall be appointed to serve a four-year term to run concurrent with the term of office of appointing commissioner.  The “at large” members shall serve two-year staggered terms.  

Ordinance 2004-9 specifies the BCC endows the BOA with the power to conduct any required quasi-judicial public hearings to grant, grant with conditions, or deny applications for variances, conditional uses, requests for final extension of development orders for site plan approval, requests for the temporary use of a mobile home as a guest residence due to medical hardship, and appeals of administrative decisions filed by those persons aggrieved by interpretations or administration of these regulations.  Ordinance 2001-35 provides a right of appeal to the Board of County Commissioners for review of the orders of the BOA affirming, reversing or modifying the decision of an administrative official.

Members:
Term of Office:

Michael C. Godwin (District 1)  
05/25/17 – 11/2024

Judy Gund (District 2) 
11/18/14 – 11/2022

Willie Kirkland, Jr. (District 3) 
03/07/19 – 11/2024 

Auby D. Smith  (District 4)
04/19/07 – 11/2022

Jennifer J. Bass (District 5)
02/18/10 – 11/2024

Randy Ponson (At-Large) 
01/06/2022 – 01/05/2024

Martin W. Schack  (At-Large) 
06/04/2022 – 06/03/2024


Applications and Fees

Before submitting an application, please call 850-595-3475 to schedule an appointment with a planner to review the application.

Application forms can be found below. The applicable fees for applications are as follows:

  • Variance - $515.00
  • Conditional Use - $1,530.00
  • Administrative Appeal - $820.00
  • Development Order Extension - $260.00
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