Permit Extensions Are Again Available
A short provision contained in House Bill 7019, signed into law by Governor Scott on June 14th, may give permit holders another chance to obtain an automatic two year extension of their permits and approvals. As in past “automatic” extensions, it requires a written request and there is a deadline for filing the request with the agency or authority which granted the approval. For permits or approvals that were set to expire between January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2014,that prior deadline ended last year on December 31st. Thanks to HB 7019, that deadline has now been extended to October 1, 2013, giving a small window of opportunity to extend those approvals for another two years.
HB 7019 becomes effective on July 1, 2013. If you have any questions about whether your permits qualify for this new opportunity, contact one of the lawyers in the Firm’s Land Use and Local Government Section and let us advise you and assist in filing your request for extension before that window closes.