Governing Legislation: Sarasota County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 22, Article II, Section 108
PurposeHear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official and consider variances from the technical codes (Sarasota County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 22); grant variances to allow new construction, reconstruction and substantial improvements to be erected below the base flood level (Sarasota County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 54, Article XVI).


Requirements: Seven members.
  • Must have knowledge of and experience in technical codes such as architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, licensed contractors and building industry representatives.
  • Required to file financial disclosure.
Term: Three years.
Meetings: Monthly - Second Wednesday of each month (only if an appeal is scheduled).

County Staff Contact: Cheryl Swenney -

Current Members - 3 Vacant Positions


Kortnee Gonzalez

Term Expires: 6/30/2020



Orlando Priede

Term Expires: 4/30/2020



Teresa Toole, Chair

Term Expires: 8/30/2022



Edward Wilson

Term Expires: 9/30/2021