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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 481
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F.S. 481.303
481.303 Definitions.As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) “Board” means the Board of Landscape Architecture.
(2) “Certificate of registration” means a license issued by the department to a natural person to engage in the practice of landscape architecture.
(3) “Department” means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
(4) “Landscape architecture” means professional services, including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Consultation, investigation, research, planning, design, preparation of drawings, specifications, contract documents and reports, responsible construction supervision, or landscape management in connection with the planning and development of land and incidental water areas, including the use of Florida-friendly landscaping as defined in s. 373.185, where, and to the extent that, the dominant purpose of such services or creative works is the preservation, conservation, enhancement, or determination of proper land uses, natural land features, ground cover and plantings, or naturalistic and aesthetic values;
(b) The determination of settings, grounds, and approaches for and the siting of buildings and structures, outdoor areas, or other improvements;
(c) The setting of grades, shaping and contouring of land and water forms, determination of drainage, and provision for storm drainage and irrigation systems where such systems are necessary to the purposes outlined herein; and
(d) The design of such tangible objects and features as are necessary to the purpose outlined herein.
(5) “Landscape design” means consultation for and preparation of planting plans drawn for compensation, including specifications and installation details for plant materials, soil amendments, mulches, edging, gravel, and other similar materials. Such plans may include only recommendations for the conceptual placement of tangible objects for landscape design projects. Construction documents, details, and specifications for tangible objects and irrigation systems shall be designed or approved by licensed professionals as required by law.
(6) “Registered landscape architect” means a person who holds a license to practice landscape architecture in this state under the authority of this act. 2, 18, ch. 79-407; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 2, 18, 19, ch. 88-347; s. 8, ch. 91-41; s. 8, ch. 91-68; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 173, ch. 94-218; s. 1, ch. 98-245; s. 27, ch. 2009-243; s. 55, ch. 2020-160.