If you are not satisfied with an administrative decision on your application, you can appeal it to the Land Use Hearing Officer (LUHO)


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Things to consider

  • Please note that all appeals must be filed within 30 calendar days of the date the Administrator’s decision is rendered
  • In order to appeal a decision, you must have “standing.” The requirements for having standing to appeal an administrative decision are found in LDC Section 10.05.01.
  • You must submit a fully completed application by the deadline to preserve your appeal rights. If you fail to submit a fully completed application by the deadline, your appeal rights will be lost.

How to

  1. Fill out the application
  2. Email your completed application to zoningintake-dsd@hcfl.gov or visit the Digital Drop Off page

What's next

  • A hearing date will be set before the Land Use Hearing Officer (LUHO). If the decision being appealed is related to a particular parcel or property, a Notice of Hearing must be mailed to property owners in close proximity by proof of mailing receipt.
    • Meetings are held at the County Center in the 2nd floor boardroom. 
    • See calendar for LUHO meeting dates
  • After the hearing, the LUHO shall render a decision within 5 business days. 
  • View the application instructions for full process details

Get help

DepartmentDevelopment Services
Phone: (813) 307-1752

Last Modified: 2/2/2024, 3:52:20 PM

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