The Seminole County Board of Adjustment (BOA)is a group consisting of five (5) regular members and two (2) alternate members, all of which are appointed by the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners (BCC). It is empowered to hear and decide matters related to the following types of applications:
MOBILE HOME* SPECIAL EXCEPTION - In A-1, A-3, A-5 and A-10 Districts, (AGRICULTURE DISTRICT) the Board of Adjustment may approve the temporary occupancy of a mobile home or recreational vehicle while a house is under construction or the placement of a mobile home on a temporary or permanent basis in A-1, only after they consider the compatibility with surrounding land uses and determined that the proposed mobile home complies with the following criteria per the Seminole County Land Development Code (SCLDC) Chapter 30, 30.123.
*Mobile home or manufactured home as defined in Florida Statute 320.01
1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application for Mobile Home Special Exception:
Mobile Home Application (PDF)
Link to required forms:
Owners Disclosure Form
Owners Authorization Form (if needed)
Applications are also available from the Planning Division located at:
County Services Building
1101 East First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
2. APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applicant submits a complete application for a Mobile Home Special Exceptioin prior to application deadline.
Please review the calendar link for deadline schedule.
Board of Adjustment Calendar
ALL SUBMITTALS MUST BE RECEIVED, ALONG WITH APPROPRIATE FEES, BY 5:00 PM ON THE DEADLINE DATES.
APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO MEET WITH A PLANNER, PRIOR TO THE SUBMITTAL OF ANY APPLICATION TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.
4. PUBLIC NOTIFICATION:
Planning Division will provide public notice to affected homeowners.
THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CANNOT CONSIDER AN APPLICATION UNLESS ALL PUBLIC NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
Staff will prepare a written staff report and recommendation.
6. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT REGULAR MEETING:
The Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing.
A short video clip of a Board of Adjustment hearing is available online. This shows a typical presentation by an applicant; it is recommended that you review this before you come to the meeting.
7. TIME LIMIT:
Mobile Home Special Exceptions have an imposed time limit.
When considering a Mobile Home Special Exception the Board of Adjustment may place time restrictions and impose other reasonable conditions on the approval in order to protect the character of an area or neighborhood. In A-1, A-3, A-5 and A-10 Districts, the Board is empowered to limit the duration of mobile home occupancy as follows:
Sec 30.123 Limited Uses
An applicant may appeal a decision of the board of adjustment to the board of county commissioners.
SEMINOLE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
Sec. 30.124. Special exceptions.
(17) (A) Farmworker housing; either single family or multifamily dwellings, where land use is for bona fide agriculture uses; provided further that such structures house only those persons and their immediate family or households, employed in carrying out such bona fide agricultural use. Mobile homes may be permitted in lieu of tenant dwellings, provided, however, that approval for mobile homes shall be limited to a time period not exceeding two (2) years after review and finding that the land is used for bona fide agricultural uses.
(B) "Bona fide agriculture uses," as used in this subsection, shall be determined by reference to the following criteria:
(i) Whether the parcel or its adjacent lands are being actually utilized in agricultural pursuits by the same owner; and
(ii) Whether the requested tenant dwelling or mobile home serve a purpose directly related to the agricultural laborers or employees and/or other agricultural purposes.
Fees: On February 11, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution to adjust application and building permit fees. The new fees start March 13, 2014. A summary of development fees can be found here. For the Fee Resolution please click here.