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New Emergency Declarations Allow Extension of Development Approvals; Notification Deadline for Tropical Storm Emily Extensions...

Section 252.363, Florida Statutes, allows certain permits and authorizations to be tolled and extended due to a state of emergency, if the permit holder files a particular notice with the agency or government which issued the...more

Hurricane Irma: To Facilitate Storm Recovery, Governor Scott & FDEP Issue Statewide Orders, Extending Development Approvals &...

To facilitate storm response, recovery, and reconstruction efforts, before Hurricane Irma's landfall, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) issued twin emergency orders on September...more

Tropical Storm Emily State Of Emergency Presents New Opportunity For Extension Of Development Approvals, But Time Is Running Out...

On July 31, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 17-204, declaring a 60-day state of emergency in 31 counties for Tropical Storm Emily and thereby providing a new opportunity for extension of certain development...more

Update On Development Approval Extensions Available Under Emergency Declarations

Over the past several months, Governor Scott has continued to issue emergency declarations, resulting in the opportunity for developers to claim extensions of certain development approvals. Two new states of emergency were...more

New Executive Order for Hurricane Matthew Further Extends Tolling Period for Certain Permits and Approvals

Executive Order (EO) 17-16, issued by Governor Scott on January 26, 2017, provides a second 60-day extension of the state of emergency declared for Hurricane Matthew. The original 60-day emergency declaration (EO 16-230),...more

New Executive Order on Zika Virus Extends Tolling Period Available for Certain Development Permits and Approvals

On June 23, 2016 Governor Scott issued Executive Order 16-149 declaring a state of emergency in certain Florida counties due to the threat posed by the Zika virus. That state of emergency was extended in August and October...more

New Executive Order for Hurricane Matthew Adds to Tolling Period for Certain Development Approval Extensions

On October 3, 2016, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 16-230 declaring a 60-day state of emergency throughout the entire State of Florida, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew. On December 1, 2016, the Governor...more

Update on Permit Extensions Under Toxic Algae Bloom Emergency Declaration

Section 252.363, Florida Statutes, provides a right to extend the duration of certain state and local permits when the Governor has declared a state of emergency. On June 29 and June 30, 2016, the Governor declared a state of...more

Governor Scott Extends State of Emergency For Zika Virus, Providing Additional Extension Opportunity for Certain Development...

This summer Governor Scott issued an emergency declaration applicable to 24 Florida Counties, due to an outbreak of the Zika virus. Florida Statute 252.363 provides an extension for permits and authorizations when the...more

Executive Order for Hurricane Matthew Provides New Development Approval Extensions

On October 3, 2016, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 16-230 declaring a state of emergency throughout the entire State of Florida, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew. This is one of several emergency...more

Executive Orders for Zika Virus Provide New Development Approval Extension Opportunity

This summer Governor Scott issued an emergency declaration applicable to 24 Florida Counties, due to an outbreak of the Zika virus. Florida Statute 252.363 provides an extension for permits and authorizations when the...more

Executive Orders for Tropical Storm Hermine Provide Development Approval Extension Opportunity

Governor Scott has recently issued emergency declarations applicable to 51 Florida Counties, providing opportunities for extending certain development approvals within those areas. Florida Statute 252.363 provides an...more

Permit Extensions Available in South Florida Counties due to Emergency Declaration

Section 252.363, Florida Statutes, provides a right to extend the duration of certain state and local permits when the Governor has declared a state of emergency. A state of emergency was recently declared in Martin, St....more

Development Approval Extensions Available

Governor Scott has recently issued two emergency declarations applicable to specific Florida Counties, providing opportunities for extending certain development approvals and permits within those areas. Section 252.363,...more

Deadlines Approach to File 2015 Development Approval Extensions

In August, Governor Scott issued a statewide emergency declaration as well as a more localized emergency declaration, providing opportunities for extending certain development approvals within the state of Florida. ...more

Governor Signs Legislation Ending the Development of Regional Impact Program for New Development

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Governor Scott signed into law CS/CS Senate Bill 1216, now Chapter 2015-30, Laws of Florida. This historic piece of legislation eliminates the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process...more

Major Revision to Development of Regional Impact Review Process Passed by 2015 Florida Legislature; Awaits Action By Governor

On April 24, the Florida House of Representatives added its approval to CS/CS Senate Bill 1216, an omnibus growth management bill. Most significantly, for new projects that are not currently exempt, the bill replaces the...more

Osceola County BCC to vote on Transportation Mobility Fee Ordinance on March 2015

The Osceola County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is scheduled to vote on a proposed Mobility Fee Ordinance on March 16, 2015. Public officials have indicated that the proposal is likely to be enacted, with an effective...more

New Development Extension Opportunities Now Available

The Florida Legislature has provided numerous extensions for development permits and approvals over the past several years, which have typically required that the holder of the permit or approval provide notice to the issuing...more

January 6, 2014 Deadline to File Tropical Storm Karen Extension

Section 252.363, Florida Statutes, provides an extension for certain development-related permits and authorizations when the Governor declares a state of emergency, effective within the area covered by the emergency...more

Deadlines Loom to Exercise 2012 and 2013 Development Approval Extensions

The 2013 Florida Legislature provided two opportunities for extension of certain development permits and approvals, both of which require that the holder of the permit or approval provide notice to the issuing agency by a...more

New Development Extension Opportunities Provided by the 2013 Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature has provided numerous extensions for development permits and approvals over the past several years, which have typically required that the holder of the permit or approval provide notice to the issuing...more

Don't Miss the December 31, 2012 Deadline for a Two-Year Extension Under House Bill 503

There have been a multitude of development approval extensions available over the past few years. The deadlines for taking advantage of most of these opportunities have passed. The deadline for exercising the remaining...more

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