Hurricane Irma has affected the State in many ways. A positive outcome from the declaration by the Governor of a State of Emergency is that most State and local permits may be extended by law. The permittee is required to write a letter to the agency that issued the permit to make the request for extension.

The State law is found in Florida Statute 252.363. It provides an extension of the permit duration equal to the emergency period plus six months. The permittee must write the request letter within 90 days of the end of the last emergency period as some emergency periods receive increased amount of time. This State of Emergency is known as Executive Order Number 17-235 and applies to all 67 counties. It is for sixty days unless extended.

Should you need assistance with this process, please contact Andy Tilton at [email protected].