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Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board

The Bagdad Architectural Advisory Board or BAAB performs design review and renders decisions for all new development, demolitions, building relocations, building alterations and similar activities for properties located within Bagdad’s designated Historic and Conservation Overlay Districts. The BAAB consists of 5 voting members and one non-voting ex-officio member as appointed by the board of county commissioners. All BAAB meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

  • Dr. Charles D'Asaro, Chairman
  • David Bailly
  • Sheryl Hawkins
  • Michael Johnson
  • Doug Lasater
Staff: Map of Bagdad
Bagdad Design Manual

Building Board of Adjustment

The Building Code Board of Adjustments deals with code issues relative to the respective type of licensure whether it is Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing. The board hears issues relative to customer complaints of contractors, licensure discrepancies and code determinations. This board has the authority to discipline either by the suspension or revocation of licenses as well as assessment of fines toward those contractors licensed within Santa Rosa County. The Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the county commissioners. All BBOA meetings are open to the public and are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month as needed.

  • Mark Cotton
  • William “Billy” Mayne
  • Gary Mooneyham
  • Jeremy Reeder
  • Stephen Reyes
  • Charles "Pete" Southerland
  • Sam Vickers  
  • Randy Jones
  • Robyn Leverton
  • Roy Andrews

Zoning Board

In early 2011, the Board of County Commissioners, or BOCC, combined the Local Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustments as identified by the Land Development Code. The newly formed Zoning Board, or ZB, continues to serve as the state-required local planning agency with several additional responsibilities.

First, the ZB hears requests for variances and special exceptions where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships due to strict application of the land development code.

Second, the ZB hears and makes recommendations to the BOCC for conditional use, rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment requests. Also, the ZB makes recommendations to the BOCC regarding proposed land development code and comprehensive plan policies.

Lastly, the ZB prepares the comprehensive plan and makes recommendations to the BOCC regarding evaluation of comprehensive plan policies every five years.

All ZB meetings are public and are held to facilitate public participation in the local planning process. The ZB consists of 10 voting members, with each Commissioner appointing two members, and two non-voting members (one school district representative and one military representative). The ZB typically meets on the second Thursday of the month.

Process for Rezonings Only
(i.e., those that do not require a Future Land Use Map Amendment)
Rezonings that require a future land use map amendment require additional processing as listed within the applicable flowcharts under Long Range Planning

  • District 1: Jeremy Reeder
  • District 1: Alan Charles Loyed
  • District 2: Scott Kemp
  • District 2: Vacant
  • District 3: Bill Seelmann
  • District 3: Jim Waite
  • District 4: Colten Wright
  • District 4: Robin Edwards (Vice Chair)
  • District 5: Don Richards (Chair)
  • District 5: Lonnie Hawkins

Zoning Board Schedule with Deadlines