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South Florida Flash Flooding May Provide Permit Extension Opportunity

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Property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other permit- and authorization-holders may have an opportunity to extend them further.

Qualifying for the Extension

On June 12, 2024, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 24-115

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2022 Hurricane Nicole Permit Extension Opportunity Extended Further

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Property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other permit- and authorization-holders may have even more opportunities for further extensions due to Hurricane Nicole in 2022.

The following provides an overview of the permit extensions available under law, including what gives rise …

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You May Be Able to Extend Your Permit Expiration Dates Due to Hurricane Idalia – Here’s How

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As Hurricane Idalia heads for Florida’s Gulf Coast, some property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other building permit- and authorization-holders may be eligible for extensions to preserve their development and construction rights. A Florida law allows certain qualifying permits and …

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2022 Hurricane Ian Permit Extension Opportunity Still in Effect

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Property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other permit- and authorization-holders may have even more opportunities for further extensions due to Hurricane Ian in 2022.

The following provides an overview of the permit extension available under law, including …

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Update: Additional Opportunity to Extend Certain Permits Due to Hurricane Nicole

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Property owners, developers, construction industry professionals, and other permit- and authorization-holders may have even more opportunities for further extensions due to Hurricane Nicole in 2022.

The following provides an overview of the permit extensions available under law, including …

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Update: Condo/Co-Op/HOA Meeting Agendas & Notice Requirements

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Florida laws governing community associations require notice of meetings to encourage owner participation. Here is a helpful guide summarizing the notice requirements under statute; however, this guide is not intended to be all inclusive and is only for general reference. …

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Getting “Flag Ready” for the Fourth of July

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Flags serve as a powerful symbol of a nation, its ideals, and its people, and their display in community associations is addressed under State law.

The Florida Condominium Act permits a unit owner to display, in a respectful …

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The Impact of Construction Next Door on Your Community with Katie Berkey, AICP, Becker & Poliakoff

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This week, Becker Shareholder Kathleen “Katie” Berkey, AICP, sits down with Donna DiMaggio Berger and explains how she helps clients deal with all sorts of issues related to their property. As …

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The ABC’s – Alcohol Sales, BYOB, and Related Considerations

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Does your association include facilities that serve and sell alcohol? Is the association property zoned to permit alcohol-related uses? Does your association hold any alcoholic beverage licenses from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcohol Beverages …

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Community Association Due Process Rights with Respect to Neighboring Developments

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If your community association receives notice about a public hearing to consider or approve a development proposal on adjacent land, does the association or its members have a right to object? Yes, local governments must afford objecting property owners and …

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