New Port Richey, FL asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Florida

Q: Is there a way to challenge a county ordinance in a court, with the hopes to have it repealed or amended?

The county ordinance prohibits homeowners from having on the property in front, in their own driveway an RV (recreational Vehicle)-county classifies just about all towed vehicles RV's (boat, utility trailer...). Seems a little bit of a Govt overreach. Are there any Fl state statutes that address private property rights in this context?

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A: County ordinances can be more restrictive than state statutes as long as the two are not in conflict. Most counties have these ordinances because most homeowners do not want to see recreational vehicles and boats parked in their communities. Challenging a law in court is not an easy or cheap endeavor. You would need to prove the ordinance is unconstitutional or no longer serves a purpose. You can talk to your county commissioners to see if there is a chance to amend the law.

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