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Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board that meets on the first Monday of the month. The Board consists of seven members: five of whom shall be appointed by the City Commission, one of each shall be nominated by the City Manager and by the six Board members appointed, both subject to approval by the City Commission. The Board hears variances and appeals from staff’s decision other than the City Architect. An appeal of the Board’s decision is appealed to the City Commission. (Sec. 2-402 Zoning Code)


What's new:

All Board of Adjustment meetings will be using a hybrid format on the Zoom platform with the public participating virtually to meet COVID-19 restrictions.  

 Join a scheduled meeting via Zoom

In addition, a dedicated phone line will be available so that any individual who does not wish (or is unable) to use Zoom may listen to and participate in the meeting by dialing: (305) 461-6769, Meeting ID: 917-2642-2661.

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Board of Adjustment Meeting Schedule

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Administrative Review of Variances

Given the communicable nature of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the CDC guidelines for social distancing, the City had suspended the Historic Preservation Board meetings (and other quasi-judicial board meetings) to protect both City staff and residents. The City is now beginning to conduct limited Historic Preservation Board meetings virtually as we continue to monitor COVID-19. In order to ensure that business can continue as usual, administrative reviews have been implemented pursuant to “Implementing Order (IO) No. 2020-01 of the City Manager: Expanded Administrative Reviews During COVID-19 State of Emergency: Variances”. The purpose of this Implementing Order is to specify the types of variances that may be reviewed administratively during the prolonged state of emergency. These administrative reviews are meant to balance the prolonged nature of this current emergency with the property rights and interests that residents and businesses have in continuing to conduct business and improve their property within the City. Staff will continue to review variance requests on a case by case basis and will limit those items going before the Historic Preservation Board to items which require a higher level of review.

Below are requested variances that are currently being reviewed by the City Manager on June 8, 2020:

Any comments or questions on the above requested variances may be emailed to or call the Development Services Director at (305) 569-1850 until the day of the City Manager's review.

Archived Board of Adjustment Information

February 5, 2018 

January 8, 2018 

October 6, 2017 

March 6, 2017 

January 11, 2016 

June 6, 2016