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The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XVIII
PUBLIC LANDS AND PROPERTY
Chapter 253
STATE LANDS
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Chapter 253, Florida Statutes 2004

TITLE XVIII

PUBLIC LANDS AND PROPERTY

CHAPTER 253

STATE LANDS

253.001  Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund; duty to hold lands in trust.

253.002  Department of Environmental Protection, water management districts, and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; duties with respect to state lands.

253.01  Internal Improvement Trust Fund established.

253.02  Board of trustees; powers and duties.

253.025  Acquisition of state lands for purposes other than preservation, conservation, and recreation.

253.027  Emergency archaeological property acquisition.

253.03  Board of trustees to administer state lands; lands enumerated.

253.031  Land office; custody of documents concerning land; moneys; plats.

253.0325  Modernization of state lands records.

253.033  Inter-American Center property; transfer to board; continued use for government purposes.

253.034  State-owned lands; uses.

253.0341  Surplus of state-owned lands to counties or local governments.

253.0345  Special events; submerged land leases.

253.035  Coastal anchorage areas.

253.036  Forest management.

253.037  Use of state-owned land for correctional facilities.

253.04  Duty of board to protect, etc., state lands; state may join in any action brought.

253.05  Prosecuting officers to assist in protecting state lands.

253.111  Notice to board of county commissioners before sale.

253.115  Public notice and hearings.

253.12  Title to tidal lands vested in state.

253.121  Conveyances of such lands heretofore made, ratified, confirmed, and validated.

253.1221  Bulkhead lines; reestablishment.

253.1241  Studies.

253.1252  Citation of rule.

253.126  Legislative intent.

253.127  Enforcement.

253.128  Enforcement; board or agency under special law.

253.1281  Review by board.

253.129  Confirmation of title in upland owners.

253.135  Construction of ss. 253.12, 253.126, 253.127, 253.128, and 253.129.

253.14  Rights of riparian owners; board of trustees to defend suit.

253.141  Riparian rights defined; certain submerged bottoms subject to private ownership.

253.21  Board of trustees may surrender certain lands to the United States and receive indemnity.

253.29  Board of trustees to refund money paid where title to land fails.

253.34  Transfer of notes owned by board.

253.36  Title to reclaimed marshlands, wetlands, or lowlands in board of trustees.

253.37  Survey to be made; sale of lands; preference to buyers.

253.38  Riparian rights not affected.

253.381  Unsurveyed marshlands; sale to upland owners.

253.382  Oyster beds, minerals, and oils reserved to state.

253.39  Surveys approved by chief cadastral surveyor validated.

253.40  To what lands applicable.

253.41  Plats and field notes filed in office of Board of Trustees of Internal Improvement Trust Fund.

253.42  Board of trustees may exchange lands.

253.421  Lands proposed for exchange considered of equal value; time limit for exchange; public purpose requirement; reverter clause.

253.422  "Chapman Exchange" lands; time limit for exchange; satisfaction of constitutional requirements.

253.43  Convey by deed.

253.431  Agents may act on behalf of board of trustees.

253.44  Disposal of lands received.

253.45  Sale or lease of phosphate, clay, minerals, etc., in or under state lands.

253.451  Construction of term "land the title to which is vested in the state."

253.47  Board of trustees may lease, sell, etc., bottoms of bays, lagoons, straits, etc., owned by state, for petroleum purposes.

253.51  Oil and gas leases on state lands by the board of trustees.

253.511  Reports by lessees of oil and mineral rights, state lands.

253.512  Applicants for lease of gas, oil, or mineral rights; report as to lease holdings.

253.52  Placing oil and gas leases on market by board.

253.53  Sealed bids required.

253.54  Competitive bidding.

253.55  Limitation on term of lease.

253.56  Responsibility of bidder.

253.57  Royalties.

253.571  Proof of financial responsibility required of lessee prior to commencement of drilling.

253.60  Conflicting laws.

253.61  Lands not subject to lease.

253.62  Board of trustees authorized to convey certain lands without reservation.

253.66  Change in bulkhead lines, Pinellas County.

253.665  Grant of easements, licenses, and leases.

253.67  Definitions.

253.68  Authority to lease submerged land and water column.

253.69  Application to lease submerged land and water column.

253.70  Public notice.

253.71  The lease contract.

253.72  Marking of leased areas; restrictions on public use.

253.73  Rules; ss. 253.67-253.75.

253.74  Penalties.

253.75  Studies and recommendations by the department and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; designation of recommended traditional and other use zones; supervision of aquaculture operations.

253.763  Judicial review relating to permits and licenses.

253.77  State lands; state agency authorization for use prohibited without consent of agency in which title vested; concurrent processing requirements.

253.781  Retention of state-owned lands along former Cross Florida Barge Canal route; creation of Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area; authorizing transfer to the Federal Government for inclusion in Ocala National Forest.

253.782  Retention of state-owned lands in and around Lake Rousseau and the Cross Florida Barge Canal right-of-way from Lake Rousseau west to the Withlacoochee River.

253.7821  Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area assigned to the Office of the Executive Director.

253.7822  Boundaries of the Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area; coordination of management activities.

253.7823  Disposition of surplus lands; compensation of counties located within the Cross Florida Canal Navigation District.

253.7824  Sale of products; proceeds.

253.7825  Recreational uses.

253.7826  Canal structures.

253.7827  Transportation and utility crossings of greenways lands.

253.7828  Impairment of use or conservation by agencies prohibited.

253.7829  Management plan for retention or disposition of former Cross Florida Barge Canal lands; authority to manage lands until disposition.

253.783  Additional powers and duties of the department; disposition of surplus lands; payments to counties.

253.784  Contracts.

253.785  Liberal construction of act.

253.80  Murphy Act lands; costs and attorney fees for quieting title.

253.81  Murphy Act; tax certificates barred.

253.82  Title of state or private owners to Murphy Act lands.

253.83  Construction of recodification.

253.86  Management and use of state-owned or other uplands; rulemaking authority.