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Land Use Hearing Officer

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The Land Use Hearing Officer may grant a variance or special exception from the strict application of the Land Development Code, if the county’s procedures are followed and findings made. Variances to the Green Swamp protection standards in Chapter 5, along with all Use Tables in Chapters 2 and 4 are prohibited.

The Land Use Hearing Officer convenes at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, with the exception of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, in the County Administration Building Boardroom, 330 W. Church St. in Bartow.

For information about a case, please contact the Planner on Call at or (863) 534-6084.