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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 877
MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES
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F.S. 877.09
877.09 Tampering with or damaging sewer systems.
(1) Whoever willfully or fraudulently, without the consent of any person, firm, or corporation or lessee, trustee, or receiver owning, leasing, operating, or managing any sewer system, shall tap, make or cause to be made any connection with, injure or knowingly to suffer to be injured, tamper or meddle with, plug or in any way hinder, use without authorization, or interfere with any lines, mains, pipes, laterals, collectors, connections, interceptors, manholes, appliances, or appurtenances used for or in connection with any sewer system and belonging to such person, firm, or corporation or lessee, trustee, or receiver, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) The existence of any tap, connection to, unauthorized use of, or interference with any line, main, pipe, lateral, collector, connection, interceptor, or other appliance or appurtenance used for or in connection with any sewer system and belonging to any person, firm, or corporation or lessee, trustee, or receiver owning, leasing, operating, or managing any sewer system shall be prima facie evidence of intent to violate this law by the person receiving the direct benefit from such tap, connection, or interference.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 65-232; s. 1154, ch. 71-136.