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Real Estate Alert: Florida Legislature provides permit extensions

Earlier this year, the 2011 Florida Legislature acknowledged the challenging real estate market in Florida by passing and enacting legislation providing for the extension of certain permits and development approvals (Chapter 2011-139, Sections 73 and 79). Whether an extension is available depends on the type of permit, the current expiration date of the permit, whether a statutory time extension was previously granted, and under which section of the law the request is made. Permits extended under this new law continue to be governed by rules in effect at the time the permit was issued, except when the rules in effect at the time the permit was issued would create an immediate threat to public safety or health. Of particular note, extension requests must be made in writing to the applicable authorizing agency by December 31, 2011. This alert provides information on the different categories of requests.

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