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Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals

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The Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals conducts public hearings and render decisions on special exceptions, variances and appeals; and conduct public hearings prior to making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on changes in zoning and amendments to the County’s land development regulations and comprehensive plan; considers and approves site plans and development orders  for major developments, and performs other duties as set forth by the County’s land development regulations. The Planning Board is also designated as the Local Planning Agency.  

The Board consists of 7 members and one alternate that serve staggered 3-year terms.  All members of the Board must be residents of Okeechobee County.  Members of this Board must also file a Statement of Financial Interests Form 1 with the Supervisor of Elections for any whole or partial calendar year during which the citizen served as a member of the Board.

The Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue.

The Board works with the Planning Division of the Okeechobee County Community Development Department.  For more information, contact the Community Development Department at (863) 763-5548. 

To be considered for appointment to this Board, you may download the application at: 
Citizen Application for Committee Advisory Board [rev. March 2015]


Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Board Member


 Frank Cunningham


 Weston Harvey


 Lawrence Fipps


 Ted Kelchner, Chair


 Joey Hoover

 Matthew Buxton


 Mack Worley 


VACANT - Alternate Member