The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) established the BOA on December 1, 1988 by Ordinance 88-16. Per Section 2.03.01 of the Land Development Code (LDC) of Escambia County, the BOA is endowed by the BCC to conduct quasi-judicial hearings to grant, grant with conditions, or deny applications for the following processes: Administrative Appeal, Conditional Use, Site Plan Approval Extension, and Variance.
Planning & Zoning
The Planning & Zoning Division is responsible for project management, oversight and resource coordination for planning related projects for the Development Services Department. The division also prepares analysis for Comprehensive Plan Amendments and ordinances for changes to the Land Development Code.