Extend Development Orders and Building Permits for Almost One Year Due to Extension of Zika State of Emergency
Governor Scott, for the second time, has extended the State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus. As a result, holders of development orders and building permits have another opportunity to claim a longer extension. The Governor also declared a State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Matthew. Under Florida Law, that State of Emergency affords holders of development orders and building permits an extension for the duration of the emergency plus six months. The Zika Virus State of Emergency affects 23 Florida counties and allows a total extension of 359 days.
Interested parties must notify the issuing governmental agency by March 17, 2017, to receive a new extension.