Sign up to speak during the public portion of a hybrid Land Use Meeting

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Land Use Meetings are being held in a hybrid format allowing the public to participate either virtually or in-person. Sign-up to speak by completing the Public Comment Signup Form, providing the following:

  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • Agenda item you wish to speak on
  • How you will participate - virtually or in-person
    • Should you opt to participate virtually in this meeting, you will be able to provide oral testimony, but you will be unable to submit documentary evidence. See the Documentary Evidence section below for more information.

Agenda items

Only the following agenda items are open for anyone in the public to provide testimony:

  • PRS (Minor Modifications)
  • Development Agreements
  • Vacations of Rights of Way
  • Easements & Plats
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • DRI (Development of Regional Impact hearings)
For all other agenda items, only those persons who have qualified to speak to the BOCC as a Party of Record pursuant to the Land Development Code will be permitted to speak during the meeting. Generally, this limits participation to those who have previously participated or submitted testimony for a specific agenda item as part of a Zoning Hearing Master (ZHM) meeting. For these agenda items, all evidence and testimony shall be limited to the Zoning Hearing Master hearing record. See Section 10.03.04, Land Development Code.

About the hearing

Hybrid meetings allow for virtual or in-person participation.

Virtual participation

  • You must have access to a device, such as a tablet or a computer equipped with a camera and microphone, that will allow you to be seen (video) and heard (audio)
  • You must complete the Public Comment Signup Form

In-person participation

  • You are encouraged to complete the Public Comment Signup Form in advance, however it is not required. You can sign-up on site on the day of the hearing and will be added to the speaker list.
  • The format and procedures for in-person participation may differ from a traditional hearing

Documentary evidence

If you participate virtually, you will be able to provide oral testimony to the BOCC, but you will be unable to submit documentary evidence. For virtual participation, you must submit any documentary evidence you wish to be considered by the BOCC to the staff of the Development Services Department at least two business days prior to the Land Use Meeting.

This only applies to PRS and DRI agenda items as the record for all other items is limited to the evidence provided at the previously held ZHM meeting.

How to submit documentary evidence

Evidence submitted prior to the hearing can be delivered as follows:

  1. Hand-delivered to County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
  2. Mailed to P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601
  3. Emailed by attaching testimony and/or evidence documents to

All documentation must be submitted at least two business days prior to the Land Use Meeting and must reference the application number.

Public comments

  • Public comments offered virtually will be given equal consideration as if they were offered in person
  • For questions or additional information related to providing public input, call (813) 307-4739
  • Speaker signup forms open for submissions at least 48-hours before the start of each meeting and will close 30 minutes prior to the meeting start time

Signup to Speak at a Land Use Meeting

I want to submit a written public comment (I do NOT want to speak)

Last Modified: 4/11/2024, 2:36:53 PM

Was this page helpful?