Tag Archives: residential zoning

The Right to Rent? Or, more like…. the Right to Apply for a License To Rent?

A new state-wide vacation rental law bill proposed in the Florida Senate would require vacation rental owners to apply for and pay a fee for a license in order to operate a vacation rental whether advertised on a website or not, as well as wipe out city and county vacation rental regulations now in place. … Continue Reading

Florida’s “Vacation Rental” Laws To Be Readdressed in 2018 Legislative Session

Florida’s state legislators have begun filing their initial bill proposals for the 2018 Legislative Session, and it looks like the battle over local government regulation of vacation rentals (a.k.a. “short-term” rentals) will heat up again after several opposing bills either died in committee or were withdrawn last year.  On one side of the ongoing controversy … Continue Reading

Zoning for Residences with Disabilities: Old Principles Apply to New Scenarios as the Opioid Epidemic Spreads

Florida, like much of the U.S., is struggling with a mounting opioid epidemic. Governor Rick Scott recently declared the epidemic a public health emergency in Florida. A study by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement/Florida Medical Examiners states that the number of deaths in the state directly caused by opioid use in 2015 numbered 2,538. … Continue Reading
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