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The Planning and Zoning Board (PZB)

St. Augustine's Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in The Alcazar Room at City Hall. The role of the PZB is to grant zoning exceptions and variances as provided in the zoning code ordinances, hear appeals of any decision of the Planning and Building Department and recommend to the City Commission the rezoning of land or changes to the Comprehensive Plan.  Visit the Agendas and Minutes webpage for details of past and upcoming meeting agendas, packets, and minutes.

If you wish to appear before this board to present a request for consideration, you will need to apply to appear by the application deadline prior to the scheduled hearing date and adhere to certain guidelines and requirements prior to appearing before the PZB.  Visit the Presentation Guidelines and Requirements for further details.

Membership on the Planning and Zoning Board
Each of the seven members of the board are appointed by the City Commission for a three year term and no member may serve more than two consecutive full terms.  All members of the PZB shall reside in the city and shall hold no government office nor receive any salary or compensation for their services to the board herein created. No member shall be appointed for more than two consecutive full terms.

Member composition of PZB includes the following: architect, Florida registered; planner member APA or AICP; real estate broker with County occupational license; educator, college level; engineer, Florida registered; landscape architect, Florida registered; preservation organization officer; environmental or land use organization officer; attorney, Florida Bar; merchant/business person, city occupational license; or contractor, city contractor’s license.

To apply to serve on this board, download the PZB Application for Appointment. For questions and inquiries, please send an email to

Planning and Zoning Board Members

Maurice Morissette
120 Twine Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Christina Opsahl
P.O. Box 3743
St Augustine, FL 32085

J. Carl Blow
100 Santa Monica Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Karen Zander, Vice-Chair
64 Hypolita Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Grant Misterly, Chair
3 Alfred Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Jon DePreter
73 Magnolia Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Sarah Shipp Ryan
252 S. Matanzas Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080