Sometimes They Get It Right – Florida Open Permit Law Changes

Last month, the Florida statute has been amended to provide a clearer process for property owners to close out old, expired permits.

There are several noteworthy provisions; the statute now (1) allows an owner to hire a new contractor to finish the work without liability for the original contractor’s work, (2) allows an owner to act as an “owner-builder” to finish out the work, and (3) allows for a permit that has been expired for at least 6 years to be closed without further ado.

For your perusal, here is a link to the new law: House Bill 447

This will help facilitate closings where old, open permits create a hurdle to finalizing the deal. Hope this helps!

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