Board of Adjustments


  • 7 voting members (No Restrictions)

Meeting Date

  • Last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Member Term

  • 3 year term

Governing Document

  • LDR & Code of Ordinances

Description of Duties

The Board of Adjustments powers and duties are described as follows:

  1. Shall hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any board, department or committee in the administration and application of the Land Development Regulations.
  2. Shall hear and decide only such special exceptions as the Board of Adjustments is specifically authorized to consider by the terms of the Land Development Regulations, To grant or deny special exceptions with such conditions and Safeguards as are appropriate with the Land Development Regulations.
  3. To authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the Land Development Regulations as will not be contrary to the public interest.

All minutes of the Board of Adjustments shall be filed with the Planning and Development Department.


Appointed members of City boards and committees are required by law to file a financial disclosure with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The reporting form and instructions will be sent to appointed members each year through the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office.

If you are interested in serving on any of the Boards, please call (850) 983-5400 or fill out the Board Appointment Survey Form.

Members and Term

MembersExpiration of Term
Dennis Rogers
September 9, 2026
Ricky Downs (Chair)September 9, 2026
Jay CampSeptember 13, 2025
Kristopher LongSeptember 13, 2025
Karra GraberSeptember 13, 2025
Kyle BakerSeptember 13, 2025
Howard SteeleSeptember 9, 2026