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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XIII
Chapter 189
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F.S. 189.071
189.071 Merger or dissolution of a dependent special district.
(1) The merger or dissolution of a dependent special district may be effectuated by an ordinance of the local general-purpose governmental entity wherein the geographical area of the district or districts is located. However, a county may not dissolve a special district that is dependent to a municipality or vice versa, or a dependent district created by special act.
(2) The merger or dissolution of an active dependent special district created and operating pursuant to a special act may be effectuated only by further act of the Legislature unless otherwise provided by general law.
(3) A dependent special district that meets any criteria for being declared inactive pursuant to s. 189.062 may be dissolved or merged by special act without a referendum.
(4) A copy of any ordinance and of any changes to a charter affecting the status or boundaries of one or more special districts shall be filed with the Special District Accountability Program within 30 days after such activity.
History.s. 8, ch. 89-169; s. 8, ch. 97-255; s. 1, ch. 2012-16; s. 18, ch. 2014-22; s. 17, ch. 2016-22.
Note.Former s. 189.4042(2).