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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 161
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F.S. 161.35
161.35 County shoreline; supervisory and regulatory powers of board of county commissioners.
(1) With the consent of the department and of any municipality or other political authority involved, the board of county commissioners may regulate and supervise all physical work or activity along the county shoreline which is likely to have a material physical effect on existing coastal conditions or natural shore processes. This regulatory and supervisory authority shall specifically include, but not be limited to, installation of groins, jetties, moles, breakwaters, seawalls, revetments, and other coastal construction as defined herein. For this purpose, the board of county commissioners, with assistance as required from its professional personnel, may develop standards and criteria, issue permits and conduct inspections.
(2) All regulations and requirements prescribed by the board of county commissioners pursuant to this part may be enforced by mandatory injunction or other appropriate action in any court of competent jurisdiction. Such regulations and requirements shall in no way affect the regulatory authority of the department.
History.s. 1, ch. 65-408; ss. 25, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 31, ch. 94-356.