Tag Archives: Administrative Law and Licensing

Florida 2019 Legislative Update For Local Governments: Permit Fee Transparency

Over the past few years each legislative session in Florida seems to generate new laws that impose various requirements on local governments. Some are labeled “unfunded mandates” and others are described as an assault on “home rule”.  But as bad … Read Full Post

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The Permitting And Pitfalls Of Coastal Armoring In Florida

According to NOAA, Florida has over 8,400 hundred miles of coastline.  That is second only to Alaska.  Since 2000, 79 tropical or subtropical storms have impacted the state of Florida.  Many of us cringe when we hear the names Floyd, … Read Full Post

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Challenging Quasi-Judicial Decisions Of A Local Government

If you own operate a business, rent to commercial tenants, develop real estate or even just own a parcel containing a single-family home, chances are, you are going to have to seek some sort of regulatory approval from a local … Read Full Post

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What Does the Sign Say Part II: Practical Solutions for Local Governments

As was discussed in Part I of this blog series, all signs are subject to some form of regulation while also carrying First Amendment protection.  This almost always leads to sign regulations that are confusing, inadequate, dated, and often, unconstitutional. … Read Full Post

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What Does the Sign Say? Sign Regulation, Legal Issues and the First Amendment

All signs are subject to some form of regulation while at the same time carrying some form of First Amendment protection.  Due to those protections afforded by the First Amendment, government regulation of signs is subject to a heightened scrutiny.  … Read Full Post

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The Right To Blight – Charitable Donation Bins, Freedom Of Speech And The First Amendment

The next time you are sitting at a red light at a busy suburban intersection, instead of checking your smart phone, look out the window. Look beyond the other traffic, beyond the political signs, and beyond the fast food combo … Read Full Post

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Statute Deemed Unconstitutional – Again

On January 2, 2019, Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers started the new year off by invalidating the 2017 law regulating medical marijuana in Florida.  Judge Gievers ruled the implementing law conflicts with the state constitution and the will of the … Read Full Post

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Construction Contracting 101: Florida Requirements For Licensing

This article will discuss when a construction license is required in Florida.  Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, there are specific guidelines regarding construction contracting for work you intend to perform.  Being unlicensed and performing construction work that requires licensure can … Read Full Post

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Financially Responsible Officer (FRO): The Responsibilities of Primary Qualifying Agents

Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, primary qualifying agents are, typically, considered the main decision maker(s) of the business organization.  As a general rule for construction licensing, increased responsibility leads to increased liability.  Read on to find out what responsibilities primary … Read Full Post

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Disputes Regarding Interpretation Of The Florida Building Code By Building Officials, The Florida Building Commission And Contractors

Have a dispute regarding an interpretation of the Florida Building Code (the “Code”)?  Building officials in the State of Florida are given a lot of leeway in enforcing and interpreting the Code; however, there are mechanisms to keep them in … Read Full Post

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