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The City of Belleair Beach, a residential municipality of the State of Florida, seeks to appoint a Special Magistrate to adjudicate applications for variances in those specific instances when the Charter Board of Adjustment is unable to assemble in a timely fashion to conduct quasi-judicial hearings on variance applications.  

The applicant must be a member of the Florida Bar for at least five (5) years, with specific experience in the conduct of quasi-judicial hearings for local or state government; or who has served as legal counsel to a municipal or state board that determines the appropriateness of applicants for a variance pursuant to local statutes.

The Board of Adjustment or Special Magistrate may grant allowable variances to the provisions of this chapter and any other construction or building ordinances in harmony with the board of adjustment’s general purposes and intent. A variance granted by the board of adjustment shall be consistent with the public interest, when owing to a special condition and literal enforcement of the provisions of this chapter will not result in an unnecessary and undue hardship to the applicant, and the special condition or unique circumstance will not result from the intentional act of the applicant or the applicant’s agent. In order to authorize any variance from the provisions of this chapter, the board of adjustment shall find that the applicant has demonstrated that the variance requested does not violate any provision and requirements set forth in Chapter 62 and Chapter 74 of the city code.



  1. A cover Letter of Qualification that addresses qualifications and relevant experience.
  2. A current resume and three (3) professional references from clients whom work has been performed in the last five (5) years.
  3. The Applicant should indicate his/her availability for afternoon or evening hearings.
  4. The Applicant should indicate the hourly rate of compensation desired for the conduct of hearings and time to prepare a final report (exclusive of travel time to and from a hearing).  

Applications for appointment as a Special Magistrate should be sent by U.S. mail or by electronic communications on or before 2:00 pm – June 30, 2018 to:

Patricia Gentry, City Clerk
City of Belleair Beach, Florida
444 Causeway Boulevard
Belleair Beach, Florida 33786
(727) 593-4646  Ext 124

Applications may be downloaded below. 

Employment Application

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