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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XL
Chapter 720
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F.S. 720.403
720.403 Preservation of communities; revival of declaration of covenants.
(1) Consistent with required and optional elements of local comprehensive plans and other applicable provisions of the Community Planning Act, property owners are encouraged to preserve existing residential and other communities, promote available and affordable housing, protect structural and aesthetic elements of their community, and, as applicable, maintain roads and streets, easements, water and sewer systems, utilities, drainage improvements, conservation and open areas, recreational amenities, and other infrastructure and common areas that serve and support the community by the revival of a previous declaration of covenants and other governing documents that may have ceased to govern some or all parcels in the community.
(2) In order to preserve a community and the associated infrastructure and common areas for the purposes described in this section, the parcel owners in a community that was previously subject to a declaration of covenants that has ceased to govern one or more parcels in the community may revive the declaration and the association for the community upon approval by the parcel owners to be governed thereby as provided in this act, and upon approval of the declaration and the other governing documents for the association by the Department of Economic Opportunity in a manner consistent with this act.
(3) This part is intended to provide mechanisms for the revitalization of covenants or restrictions for all types of communities and property associations and is not limited to residential communities.
History.s. 11, ch. 2004-345; s. 7, ch. 2004-353; s. 68, ch. 2011-139; s. 437, ch. 2011-142; s. 12, ch. 2018-55.