Board of Adjustment

The Polk County Board of Adjustment is comprised of seven members and two alternates that are appointed by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. The Board of Adjustment has the authority to consider and grant, grant with conditions, or deny requests for variances from the Land Development Code. The board may also approve or deny requests for special exceptions (truck parking) and temporary special exceptions (mobile home for medical hardship).

The Polk County Board of Adjustment meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the County Commission Boardroom. The meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. and end when all cases on the agenda have been heard.

Polk County Meetings and Agendas

Board Members

  • Jonathan Flemming, alternate, Dec. 6, 2018
  • Michael D. Finch, vice chair, April 7, 2018
  • Craig E. Burke, June 16, 2018
  • Keith V. Ward, Sr., Oct. 4, 2019
  • Nicholas Staszko, Aug. 30, 2018
  • Stephanie Catlett, Dec. 19, 2018
  • Carol Sue Imbody, secretary, Aug. 31, 2019
  • (Vacant), alternate, Jan. 18, 2017
  • Mark Scolnick, alternate, Dec. 19, 2018
  • J. C. Martin, chair, Feb. 3, 2018

Qualifications for Board Members / How to Apply

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners appoints seven members and two alternates to the Board of Adjustment. Three-year terms are limited to two full-length consecutive terms, and a maximum of eight years, if the initial appointment is less than three years.

Members of the Polk County Board of Adjustment should represent the following areas:

  • AICP certified planner
  • Licensed professional engineer
  • Surveyor and mapper
  • Architect or landscape architect
  • Natural or environmental specialist
  • A farmer, rancher, or an Individual Involved in Other Aspects of Agriculture
  • A Business person, who may include a:
    • Licensed Realtor
    • Licensed general contractor
    • Subcontractor

Links to Documents

2018 BOA Hearing Schedule
2017 BOA Hearing Schedule
Hearing Schedules
Land Use Cases

Have Questions?

For more information, contact Brigitte D’Orval, or Mary Ann Simmons, in the Land Development Division at (863) 534-6792.

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The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Polk County Board of County Commissioners