Section 252.363 of the Florida Statutes permits a tolling of development orders and permits upon the declaration of a state of emergency by the Florida Governor. The statute provides that the tolling lasts throughout the state of emergency, plus an additional six months. On June 23, 2016, Governor Scott declared a State of Emergency in response to the Zika Virus. Because each declared state of emergency can last for only 60 days, the Governor has since extended the Zika Virus State of Emergency seven times, with the most recent extension occurring on August 4, 2017. Thus, the total duration of the Zika Virus State of Emergency is now 467 days.
Because the Florida Statute authorizes the tolling of development orders for six months in addition to the duration of the state of emergency, the total extension available for the Zika Virus State of Emergency is 467 days plus six months. The total tolled period is, consequently, 647 days, or about 21.5 months.
Please note that different jurisdictions have different notification requirements. The Zika Virus State of Emergency applies to the following Counties: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Highlands, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia Counties.
Interested parties must notify issuing governmental agency by November 5th to receive a new extension
Governor Scott recently expanded the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, allowing holders of permits and development orders ...
Interested parties must notify issuing governmental agency by September 7th to receive a new extension
Due to Governor Scott's recent expansion of the State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus, holders of permits and development orders have another opportunity to toll t...