New Florida Law Extends Emergency Order Extensions


Florida Senate Bill 250 went into effect on July 1, 2023, extending the tolling period of State of Emergency Orders from six (6) months to twenty-four (24) months for building permits and development authorizations not to exceed forty-eight (48) months in total in the event of multiple natural emergencies for which the Governor declares a state of emergency. This new law is retroactive to September 28, 2022. 

This additional tolling period applies to the expiration dates for development orders, building permits and other authorized development authorizations issued by local government, the Department of Environmental Protection or a water management district, build-out dates for Developments of Regional Impact, and development agreements authorized by state statute, local government or other government agency.

If you have a development authorization which may qualify for this extension, please contact our Land Use Practice Group for assistance.

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