No, and you really need to schedule a consultation with a land use & zoning attorney to evaluate your situation and explain your legal rights. 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983, which provides a legal cause of action for violation of Federal constitutional or statutory rights, does not apply to complaints...Read more »
That question is impossible to answer without seeing the plat and the location of your lot on the plat. While parking on roadways in front of your own house are generally permitted, there are exceptions for certain roadways and you cannot park on the roadway if you lot is located on one of the...Read more »
I read that Chapter 718 now requires condo associations to implement a website for the COA under 2018 changes to Florida law. I am president of a FL HOA governed by Chapter 720. I'm trying to locate the similar requirement under Chapter 720 law. Are HOAs also now required by law to... Read more »
No, there is no requirement for HOAs to have a website. Chapter 720 is a little confusing because it requires a HOA to have their estoppel information on their website, but that has been interpreted to mean if they have a website it must include the estoppel information.
This sounds like something that an attorney practicing in Puerto Rico could advise best on - you may want to repost it there. But you await an answer for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter, jurisdictions could have their own requirements for POAs. But as a general matter, it can SOMETIMES be at the...Read more »
The area of town in which I live in has very badly maintained roads. The city has started repair on roads in another part of town where the roads are in good shape. Ours have been neglected for years and are not only dangerous, but our property values are not increasing at the same rate as other... Read more »
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There might be more effective less costly methods of trying to bring attention to the roads of your community. One option could be to reach out to your elected officials, starting out at the local level. Such a...Read more »
I live in Oak Hill Florida. I have a 42 foot boat moored to my dock in my backyard canal. i have lived here about 25 years and have always had a big boat and kept it plugged into my electric to keep the inside integrity of my boat good and free from mold.
A Florida attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. If a statute is cited in the prohibition, you could look into the reasoning behind it. You could research the statute or consult with attorneys who are familiar with the priorities and goals of local...Read more »
You must find out whether your city has a process for petitioning to place a referendum on the ballot (also called initiative petition), and if so, what the petition requirements are (method, number of signatures needed, time restrictions, etc.). I would start out by calling the City Clerk's...Read more »
So sorry to hear about your son's injuries. The local government that owns the park could be liable depending on all the facts and circumstances. The issue is, what did the park or government staff do WRONG; how is it their fault? If you are asking if they are AUTOMATICALLY liable for any...Read more »
I received a bill from City of Umatilla (which I am a resident), for a bill of $144 for a storm water service back dated to 2017. I don't have water or sewer from city. I have well and septic tank. then there will be a $4 month added to my trash pickup bill. I don't think I should have to... Read more »
Many golfers encroach on private property of homeowners imposing on their privacy and at times damaging property. How can we mitigate that? Fines? Civil Tickets? The course is owned by the City. Thank you.
A city and county forced all timeshares closed as part of their Covid-19 response. The state did not close timeshares via their directive. Our particular timeshare has each unit/week deeded and the owners pay their share of the relevant city/county taxes. The city and county have blocked owners... Read more »
I agree with Mr. Minnick. You'd have to seek a Court ruling that the municipality's action is not legally valid, and to do that, you would need to challenge the constitutionality of the action. There are various "levels of scrutiny" that the Courts use to determine if the...Read more »
Me and my father are living in Florida, and he got the Nevada Driver's License, because there he has the documents that they required. We bought a car in Colorado. But now we are in Florida, with Nevada drivers license only, we don't have the required documents to get a Florida's... Read more »
You probably want to speak with an immigration attorney in Florida. If you do get pulled over, the officer may ask questions that could reveal your legal status in the country. If the jurisdiction in which you are pulled over has an interagency agreement with ICE, simply being pulled over and...Read more »
I am a contractor for a large utility company and on a recent job i absorbed a tremendous amount of profit loss because a local municipality did not locate abandoned underground utilities in an easement. By not doing so it cost us to go over our budget. Is there any way to hold them accountable? I... Read more »
Your best (only) bet is to complain about this situation to a few members of the city council and ask them how to file a "complaint" about the incident. Most if not all municipal governments carry liability insurance to avoid having to pay "damages" for not doing their job:...Read more »
There’s a small apartment building next to mine which is rented out on airbnb exclusively for parties. They usually party very late with loud music and can stay up all night. Earplugs don't help. As it’s different people every time, asking them to be quiet has gotten really old. The host... Read more »
An attorney can definitely help you to solve this terrible problem. There are three issues to examine: (A) whether the AirBnB rental is legal to begin with, which will depend on your city zoning code and other ordinances, (B) whether the noise exceeds permissible noise levels specified in your...Read more »
There is a 72 year old female senior citizen who lives as a single woman in her "Safe Haven" homestead residence in Saint Petersburg, FL, with total annual income of $7,800 approx. which is well below the IRS poverty line limits. The city government of Saint Petersburg FL is repeatedly... Read more »
Her homestead status protects her from foreclosure/eviction, not from fines. Also, her age does not protect her from fines. She needs to hire an attorney (or see if the local Legal Aid/Legal Services office can represent her) to contest the code violations at the hearing. Often, the code...Read more »
In my area (4 streets) every lot is zoned as Duplex. Either single family or duplex could be built. The interior setback (distance from property line between two lots) is minimum 7.5' in city Ordinance building code for DPX lots (also confirmed by Zoning department ).
If there is a time limit, how long is the trespass in effect for? I was just given a verbal warning by the store manager not to return. No paperwork or charges were filed. I am allowed to go to other stores with the same name; just not that location. (I asked the store manager upon him asking me to... Read more »
You should not risk returning to that store location if you were told not to. You do not want to get arrested for trespassing. If you are able to go to other store locations but not one specific store, stay away from that store, period. No need to cause problems for yourself when you can go to...Read more »
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