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Land Use Hearing Officer

The Land Use Hearing Officer may grant a variance or special exception from the strict application of the Land Development Code, if the following 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 meets at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, with the exception of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, in the boardroom of the County Administration Building, 330 W. Church St. in Bartow.

For information about a case, please contact the Planner on Call at PlannerOnCall@polk-county.net or 863-534-6084.

Officers:

  • Neysa Borkert, Esq.
  • Barrie Buenaventura, Esq.
  • Janet McDonald, Esq.

Meetings and Agendas

Meeting Dates and Documents
Dec 18, 2019 Agenda
Jan 23, 2020 Agenda
February 27, 2020 Agenda
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020
May 28, 2020
June 25, 2020
July 23, 2020
Aug. 27, 2020
Sept. 24, 2020
Oct. 22, 2020
Nov. 19, 2020
Dec. 17, 2020