Form Center

By signing in or creating an account, some fields will auto-populate with your information and your submitted forms will be saved and accessible to you.

Board of Adjustment (BOA)

  1. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (BOA)

    USE THIS FORM TO Apply for a variance to obtain relief from the design standards of this Land Development Code (LDC) where otherwise hardship would occur. A person who is adversely affected by any administrative decision may appeal such decision to the BOA.

  2. Fees

    Once application is submitted it will be reviewed for completeness. Once verified complete, an invoice will be emailed to the applicant.

  3. IMPORTANT NOTES

  4. Application Requirements

  5. Pre-Application Meeting

    To guide you through the process and ensure that your application is understood and properly processed, you’ll need to meet with the applicable planner prior to submitting your application. Completed Board applications are due 30 days prior to the meeting date. Cases in the historic districts or Community Redevelopment Area are heard by the Historic District Council, please use the HDC Variance Application. Cases in all other areas of the City are heard by the Board of Adjustment.

  6. Please see the Land Development Code (LDC) for detailed information:

  7. Appeals

    Any person aggrieved by any decision of the BOA regarding a variance may present to a court of record a petition, duly verified, setting forth that the decision is illegal, in whole or in part, specifying the grounds of the illegality. The petition shall be presented to the court within thirty (30) days after the filing of the decision at the office of the Board; otherwise, the decision of the Board shall be final.

  8. Limitations on the Grant of a Variance

  9. REVIEW TYPE*

  10. OWNER OF RECORD

    As recorded with the Nassau County Property Appraiser

  11. OWNER'S AGENT

    If other than owner. If an agent will be representing the owner, an Owner’s Authorization For Agent Representation form must be included

  12. PROJECT INFORMATION

  13. REQUIRED FINDINGS FOR A GRANT OF A VARIANCE

    In order for an application for a variance to be approved or approved with conditions, the BOA must make a positive finding with regard to each of the provisions below. The applicant has the burden of proof of demonstrating that the application for a variance complies with each of the requirements. Please explain in detail how your case meets the following requirements:

  14. Certification*

  15. City of FB logo NEW Reflex

  16. DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & CONSERVATION

    204 Ash Street | Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 | 904 310-3480 | www.fbfl.us/planning

  17. Leave This Blank:

  18. This field is not part of the form submission.