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2012 Florida Statutes

Chapter 336
COUNTY ROAD SYSTEM
CHAPTER 336
CHAPTER 336
COUNTY ROAD SYSTEM
336.01 Designation of county road system.
336.02 Responsibility for county road system; approval of maps of reservation.
336.021 County transportation system; levy of ninth-cent fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel.
336.022 County transportation trust fund; controls and administrative remedies.
336.023 Use by counties of the surplus from the constitutional gas tax.
336.024 Distribution of constitutional gas tax.
336.025 County transportation system; levy of local option fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel.
336.0255 Distribution of additional local option tax.
336.03 County engineer; qualifications.
336.044 Use of recyclable materials in construction.
336.045 Uniform minimum standards for design, construction, and maintenance; advisory committees.
336.046 Regulation of bus benches and transit shelters within rights-of-way.
336.048 Temporary closing traveling lane of road.
336.05 Naming of county roads; recording.
336.08 Relocation or change of roads.
336.09 Closing and abandonment of roads; authority.
336.10 Closing and abandonment of roads; publication of notice.
336.12 Closing and abandonment of roads; termination of easement; conveyance of fee.
336.125 Closing and abandonment of roads; optional conveyance to homeowners’ association; traffic control jurisdiction.
336.41 Counties; employing labor and providing road equipment; accounting; when competitive bidding required.
336.44 Counties; contracts for construction of roads; procedure; contractor’s bond.
336.467 County-state right-of-way acquisition agreements.
336.505 Default in bonds or interest coupons issued by special road and bridge district; receivership; bondholder claims.
336.66 Method of abolition of district.
336.68 Special road and bridge district boundaries; property owner rights and options.
336.01 Designation of county road system.The county road system shall be as defined in s. 334.03(8).
History.s. 41, ch. 29965, 1955; s. 10, ch. 77-165; s. 37, ch. 91-221; s. 120, ch. 99-13; s. 81, ch. 99-385.
336.02 Responsibility for county road system; approval of maps of reservation.
(1)(a) The commissioners are invested with the general superintendence and control of the county roads and structures within their respective counties, and they may establish new roads, change and discontinue old roads, and keep the roads in good repair in the manner herein provided. They are responsible for establishing the width and grade of such roads and structures in their respective counties.
(b) Commissioners may approve maps of reservation for any transportation facility or transportation corridor within the county’s jurisdiction. Any such maps must delineate the limits of the transportation corridor or of the proposed rights-of-way for the eventual widening of an existing or proposed transportation facility. Before approving or disapproving such map, the governing body of the county shall advertise and hold a public hearing and shall notify all property owners of record within the limits of the transportation corridor or rights-of-way of the transportation facility shown on the proposed map, as recorded in the property appraiser’s office, and all local governmental entities in which the transportation corridor or transportation facility is located, by mail at least 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing. If the map is approved by the governing body of the county, the circuit court clerk or county clerk, as appropriate, of the affected county shall forthwith record the map in accordance with chapter 177 in the public land records of the county. Minor amendments to such maps may be made by the county after recordation, which amendments are not subject to the notice and public hearing provisions of this section, except that property owners directly affected by changes in a minor amendment and all local governmental entities in which a minor amendment occurs must be notified by mail. Minor amendments are defined as those changes which affect less than 5 percent of the total area within the map.
(2) Upon recording, such map shall establish a building setback line from the centerline of any transportation facility and an area of proposed right-of-way and shall cite the ordinance which defines building restrictions for such maps.
(3) Prior to filing any map pursuant to this section, a county shall have adopted an ordinance defining the types of restrictions on nonresidential and residential construction within the proposed rights-of-way and building setback lines. In no case, however, shall said ordinance restrict the renovation of an existing residential structure when the cost of the renovation does not exceed 20 percent of the appraised value of the structure.
(4) Upon petition by any property owner of record within the limits of the map, alleging that such property regulation is unreasonable or arbitrary and that its effect is to deny a substantial portion of the beneficial use of such property, the county shall hold a hearing. When such a hearing results in a finding in favor of the petitioning property owner, the county shall have 180 days from the date of such order to acquire such property, to amend the map, to withdraw the map, or to file appropriate proceedings. Either party may seek appellate review.
(5) Upon the failure by the county to acquire such property or to initiate acquisition proceedings, the appropriate local governmental entity may issue any permit in accordance with its established procedures.
History.s. 42, ch. 29965, 1955; s. 1, ch. 57-776; s. 61, ch. 84-309; s. 2, ch. 86-47; s. 13, ch. 88-168.
336.021 County transportation system; levy of ninth-cent fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel.
(1)(a) Any county in the state, by extraordinary vote of the membership of its governing body or subject to a referendum, may levy the tax imposed by ss. 206.41(1)(d) and 206.87(1)(b). County and municipal governments may use the moneys received under this paragraph only for transportation expenditures as defined in s. 336.025(7).
(b) The governing body of the county may, by joint agreement with one or more of the municipalities located therein, provide for the transportation purposes authorized under paragraph (a) and the distribution of the proceeds of this tax within both the unincorporated and incorporated areas of the county. The provisions for refund provided in ss. 206.625 and 206.64 shall not be applicable to such tax levied by any county.
(c) Local option taxes collected on sales or use of diesel fuel in this state shall be distributed in the following manner:
1. The fiscal year of July 1, 1995, through June 30, 1996, shall be the base year for all distributions.
2. Each year the tax collected, less the service and administrative charges enumerated in s. 215.20 and the allowances allowed under s. 206.91, on the number of gallons reported, up to the total number of gallons reported in the base year, shall be distributed to each county using the distribution percentage calculated for the base year.
3. After the distribution of taxes pursuant to subparagraph 4., additional taxes available for distribution shall first be distributed pursuant to this subparagraph. A distribution shall be made to each county in which a qualified new retail station is located. A qualified new retail station is a retail station that began operation after June 30, 1996, and that has sales of diesel fuel exceeding 50 percent of the sales of diesel fuel reported in the county in which it is located during the 1995-1996 state fiscal year. The determination of whether a new retail station is qualified shall be based on the total gallons of diesel fuel sold at the station during each full month of operation during the 12-month period ending January 31, divided by the number of full months of operation during those 12 months, and the result multiplied by 12. The amount distributed pursuant to this subparagraph to each county in which a qualified new retail station is located shall equal the local option taxes due on the gallons of diesel fuel sold by the new retail station during the year ending January 31, less the service charges enumerated in s. 215.20 and the dealer allowance provided for by s. 206.91. Gallons of diesel fuel sold at the qualified new retail station shall be certified to the department by the county requesting the additional distribution by June 15, 1997, and by March 1 in each subsequent year. The certification shall include the beginning inventory, fuel purchases and sales, and the ending inventory for the new retail station for each month of operation during the year, the original purchase invoices for the period, and any other information the department deems reasonable and necessary to establish the certified gallons. The department may review and audit the retail dealer’s records provided to a county to establish the gallons sold by the new retail station. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subparagraph, when more than one county qualifies for a distribution pursuant to this subparagraph and the requested distributions exceed the total taxes available for distribution, each county shall receive a prorated share of the moneys available for distribution.
4. After the distribution of taxes pursuant to subparagraph 2., all additional taxes available for distribution, except the taxes described in subparagraph 3., shall be distributed based on vehicular diesel fuel storage capacities in each county pursuant to this subparagraph. The total vehicular diesel fuel storage capacity shall be established for each fiscal year based on the registration of facilities with the Department of Environmental Protection as required by s. 376.303 for the following facility types: retail stations, fuel user/nonretail, state government, local government, and county government. Each county shall receive a share of the total taxes available for distribution pursuant to this subparagraph equal to a fraction, the numerator of which is the storage capacity located within the county for vehicular diesel fuel in the facility types listed in this subparagraph and the denominator of which is the total statewide storage capacity for vehicular diesel fuel in those facility types. The vehicular diesel fuel storage capacity for each county and facility type shall be that established by the Department of Environmental Protection by June 1, 1997, for the 1996-1997 fiscal year, and by January 31 for each succeeding fiscal year. The storage capacities so established shall be final. The storage capacity for any new retail station for which a county receives a distribution pursuant to subparagraph 3. shall not be included in the calculations pursuant to this subparagraph.
(d) The tax received by the department on motor fuel pursuant to this paragraph shall be distributed monthly by the department to the county reported by the terminal suppliers, wholesalers, and importers as the destination of the gallons distributed for retail sale or use. The tax on diesel fuel shall be distributed monthly by the department to each county as provided in paragraph (c).
(2)(a) The tax collected by the department pursuant to subsection (1) shall be transferred to the Ninth-cent Fuel Tax Trust Fund, which fund is created for distribution to the counties pursuant to paragraph (1)(d). The department shall deduct the administrative costs incurred by it in collecting, administering, enforcing, and distributing back to the counties the tax, which administrative costs may not exceed 2 percent of collections authorized by this section. The total administrative cost shall be prorated among those counties levying the tax according to the following formula, which shall be revised on July 1 of each year: Two-thirds of the amount deducted shall be based on the county’s proportional share of the number of dealers who are registered for purposes of chapter 212 on June 30th of the preceding state fiscal year, and one-third of the amount deducted shall be based on the county’s share of the total amount of the tax collected during the preceding state fiscal year. The department has the authority to prescribe and publish all forms upon which reports shall be made to it and other forms and records deemed to be necessary for proper administration and collection of the tax levied by any county and shall adopt rules necessary to enforce this section, which rules shall have the full force and effect of law. The provisions of ss. 206.026, 206.027, 206.028, 206.051, 206.052, 206.054, 206.055, 206.06, 206.07, 206.075, 206.08, 206.09, 206.095, 206.10, 206.11, 206.12, 206.13, 206.14, 206.15, 206.16, 206.17, 206.175, 206.18, 206.199, 206.20, 206.204, 206.205, 206.21, 206.215, 206.22, 206.24, 206.27, 206.28, 206.41, 206.416, 206.44, 206.45, 206.48, 206.49, 206.56, 206.59, 206.626, 206.87, 206.872, 206.873, 206.8735, 206.874, 206.8741, 206.8745, 206.94, and 206.945 shall, as far as practicable, be applicable to the levy and collection of the tax imposed pursuant to this section as if fully set out in this section.
(b) The provisions of s. 206.43(7) shall apply to the incorrect reporting of the tax levied under this section.
(3) It is expressly recognized and declared by the Legislature that the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a transportation system and related facilities and the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of roads and streets fulfill a public purpose and that payment of the costs and expenses therefor may be made from county general funds, special taxing district funds, or such other funds as may be authorized by special or general law. Counties are authorized to expend the funds received under this section in conjunction with the state or federal government in joint projects.
(4)(a) A certified copy of the ordinance proposing to levy the tax pursuant to referendum shall be furnished by the county to the department within 10 days after approval of such ordinance. Furthermore, the county levying the tax pursuant to referendum shall notify the department within 10 days after the passage of the referendum of such passage and of the time period during which the tax will be levied. The failure to furnish the certified copy will not invalidate the passage of the ordinance.
(b) A county levying the tax pursuant to ordinance shall notify the department within 10 days after the governing body of the county adopts the ordinance and, at the same time, furnish the department with a certified copy of the ordinance.
(5) All impositions of the tax shall be levied before October 1 of each year to be effective January 1 of the following year. However, levies of the tax which were in effect on July 1, 2002, and which expire on August 31 of any year may be reimposed at the current authorized rate to be effective September 1 of the year of expiration. All impositions shall be required to end on December 31 of a year. A decision to rescind the tax shall not take effect on any date other than December 31 and shall require a minimum of 60 days’ notice to the department of such decision.
(6) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the tax authorized pursuant to this section shall be levied in every county at the rate of 1 cent per gallon of diesel fuel beginning January 1, 1994.
History.ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 72-384; s. 1, ch. 77-390; s. 1, ch. 80-397; s. 1, ch. 82-40; s. 54, ch. 83-3; s. 12, ch. 83-137; s. 122, ch. 85-342; s. 33, ch. 86-152; s. 70, ch. 87-99; s. 1, ch. 90-351; s. 8, ch. 92-184; s. 3, ch. 92-309; s. 47, ch. 93-206; s. 7, ch. 94-146; s. 959, ch. 95-148; ss. 116, 117, ch. 95-417; s. 24, ch. 96-323; ss. 16, 17, ch. 96-397; ss. 15, 16, ch. 97-54; s. 47, ch. 2002-218; s. 23, ch. 2003-254; s. 16, ch. 2010-138; s. 27, ch. 2012-174.
336.022 County transportation trust fund; controls and administrative remedies.
(1) Each county shall establish and maintain a transportation trust fund for all transportation-related revenues and expenditures. All funds received by a county for transportation shall be deposited into this fund. No expenditures other than transportation expenditures authorized by law shall be made from such fund. Each county shall use a uniform accounts classification system approved by the Chief Financial Officer.
(2) The Auditor General shall conduct an audit of each such special trust fund at such intervals of time as practicable and in accordance with s. 11.45, to assure that the surplus of the constitutional gas tax distributed to each county is being expended in accordance with law. If, as a result of an audit, the Auditor General determines that a county has violated the constitutional or statutory requirements for expenditure of transportation funds, he or she shall immediately notify the county. The county shall have an opportunity to respond to the auditor’s report within 30 days after the date of written notification to the county. If the Auditor General refuses to modify or repeal his or her findings, the county may have such findings reviewed pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 120. If the findings of the Auditor General are upheld after exhaustion of all administrative and legal remedies of the county, no further surplus constitutional gas tax funds in excess of funds for committed projects shall be distributed to the violating county until the county corrects the matters cited by the Auditor General and such corrections have been certified by the Auditor General as having been completed.
History.s. 14, ch. 77-165; s. 40, ch. 83-3; s. 63, ch. 84-309; s. 493, ch. 95-148; s. 372, ch. 2003-261.
Note.Former s. 339.083.
336.023 Use by counties of the surplus from the constitutional gas tax.
(1) Any county which has agreed prior to July 1, 1977, by resolution, to use the surplus of the constitutional gas tax to provide a connecting road to a planned interchange on the interstate system shall provide such connecting road.
(2) Any surplus which is not otherwise used to provide connecting roads pursuant to subsection (1) shall be used on any road in the county at the discretion of the county governing body.
History.s. 9, ch. 77-165; s. 2, ch. 79-357; s. 41, ch. 83-3; s. 64, ch. 84-309; s. 16, ch. 87-225.
Note.Former s. 339.089.
336.024 Distribution of constitutional gas tax.Effective July 1, 1983, the State Board of Administration shall assume the responsibility for distribution of the counties’ 80-percent share of the constitutional gas tax in the same manner as the 20-percent share is currently distributed pursuant to s. 206.47; however, the State Board of Administration shall assure that county funds are made available to the department to be held in escrow for any construction underway on behalf of the county pursuant to resolution of the county governing body.
History.s. 65, ch. 84-309.
336.025 County transportation system; levy of local option fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel.
(1)(a) In addition to other taxes allowed by law, there may be levied as provided in ss. 206.41(1)(e) and 206.87(1)(c) a 1-cent, 2-cent, 3-cent, 4-cent, 5-cent, or 6-cent local option fuel tax upon every gallon of motor fuel and diesel fuel sold in a county and taxed under the provisions of part I or part II of chapter 206.
1. All impositions and rate changes of the tax shall be levied before October 1 to be effective January 1 of the following year for a period not to exceed 30 years, and the applicable method of distribution shall be established pursuant to subsection (3) or subsection (4). However, levies of the tax which were in effect on July 1, 2002, and which expire on August 31 of any year may be reimposed at the current authorized rate effective September 1 of the year of expiration. Upon expiration, the tax may be relevied provided that a redetermination of the method of distribution is made as provided in this section.
2. County and municipal governments shall utilize moneys received pursuant to this paragraph only for transportation expenditures.
3. Any tax levied pursuant to this paragraph may be extended on a majority vote of the governing body of the county. A redetermination of the method of distribution shall be established pursuant to subsection (3) or subsection (4), if, after July 1, 1986, the tax is extended or the tax rate changed, for the period of extension or for the additional tax.
(b) In addition to other taxes allowed by law, there may be levied as provided in s. 206.41(1)(e) a 1-cent, 2-cent, 3-cent, 4-cent, or 5-cent local option fuel tax upon every gallon of motor fuel sold in a county and taxed under the provisions of part I of chapter 206. The tax shall be levied by an ordinance adopted by a majority plus one vote of the membership of the governing body of the county or by referendum.
1. All impositions and rate changes of the tax shall be levied before October 1, to be effective January 1 of the following year. However, levies of the tax which were in effect on July 1, 2002, and which expire on August 31 of any year may be reimposed at the current authorized rate effective September 1 of the year of expiration.
2. The county may, prior to levy of the tax, establish by interlocal agreement with one or more municipalities located therein, representing a majority of the population of the incorporated area within the county, a distribution formula for dividing the entire proceeds of the tax among county government and all eligible municipalities within the county. If no interlocal agreement is adopted before the effective date of the tax, tax revenues shall be distributed pursuant to the provisions of subsection (4). If no interlocal agreement exists, a new interlocal agreement may be established prior to June 1 of any year pursuant to this subparagraph. However, any interlocal agreement agreed to under this subparagraph after the initial levy of the tax or change in the tax rate authorized in this section shall under no circumstances materially or adversely affect the rights of holders of outstanding bonds which are backed by taxes authorized by this paragraph, and the amounts distributed to the county government and each municipality shall not be reduced below the amount necessary for the payment of principal and interest and reserves for principal and interest as required under the covenants of any bond resolution outstanding on the date of establishment of the new interlocal agreement.
3. County and municipal governments shall use moneys received pursuant to this paragraph for transportation expenditures needed to meet the requirements of the capital improvements element of an adopted comprehensive plan or for expenditures needed to meet immediate local transportation problems and for other transportation-related expenditures that are critical for building comprehensive roadway networks by local governments. For purposes of this paragraph, expenditures for the construction of new roads, the reconstruction or resurfacing of existing paved roads, or the paving of existing graded roads shall be deemed to increase capacity and such projects shall be included in the capital improvements element of an adopted comprehensive plan. Expenditures for purposes of this paragraph shall not include routine maintenance of roads.
(c) Local governments may use the services of the Division of Bond Finance of the State Board of Administration pursuant to the State Bond Act to issue any bonds through the provisions of this section and may pledge the revenues from local option fuel taxes to secure the payment of the bonds. Counties and municipalities may join together for the issuance of bonds issued pursuant to this section.
(d) If an interlocal agreement entered into under this section does not provide for automatic adjustments or periodic review by the local governmental entities of the method of distribution of local option fuel tax revenues, the parties to the agreement shall review and hold public hearings on the terms of the agreement at least every 2 years.
(2)(a) The tax levied pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) shall be collected and remitted in the same manner provided by ss. 206.41(1)(e) and 206.87(1)(c). The tax levied pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) shall be collected and remitted in the same manner provided by s. 206.41(1)(e). The taxes remitted pursuant to this section shall be transferred to the Local Option Fuel Tax Trust Fund, which fund is created for distribution to the county and eligible municipal governments within the county in which the tax was collected and which fund is subject to the service charge imposed in chapter 215. The tax shall be distributed monthly by the department in the same manner provided by s. 336.021(1)(c) and (d). The department shall deduct the administrative costs incurred by it in collecting, administering, enforcing, and distributing back to the counties the tax, which administrative costs may not exceed 2 percent of collections authorized by this section. The total administrative costs shall be prorated among those counties levying the tax according to the following formula, which shall be revised on July 1 of each year: Two-thirds of the amount deducted shall be based on the county’s proportional share of the number of dealers who are registered for purposes of chapter 212 on June 30 of the preceding state fiscal year, and one-third of the amount deducted shall be based on the county’s share of the total amount of the tax collected during the preceding state fiscal year. The department has the authority to prescribe and publish all forms upon which reports shall be made to it and other forms and records deemed to be necessary for proper administration and collection of the taxes levied by any county and shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary for the enforcement of this section, which rules shall have the full force and effect of law. The provisions of ss. 206.026, 206.027, 206.028, 206.051, 206.052, 206.054, 206.055, 206.06, 206.07, 206.075, 206.08, 206.09, 206.095, 206.10, 206.11, 206.12, 206.13, 206.14, 206.15, 206.16, 206.17, 206.175, 206.18, 206.199, 206.20, 206.204, 206.205, 206.21, 206.215, 206.22, 206.24, 206.27, 206.28, 206.41, 206.416, 206.44, 206.45, 206.48, 206.49, 206.56, 206.59, 206.626, 206.87, 206.872, 206.873, 206.8735, 206.874, 206.8741, 206.94, and 206.945 shall, as far as practicable, be applicable to the levy and collection of taxes imposed pursuant to this section as if fully set out in this section.
(b) The provisions of s. 206.43(7) shall apply to the incorrect reporting of the tax levied under this section.
(c) The provisions for refund provided in s. 206.625 are not applicable to the tax levied pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) or paragraph (1)(b) by any county.
(3) The tax authorized pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) shall be levied using either of the following procedures:
(a) The tax may be levied by an ordinance adopted by a majority vote of the governing body or upon approval by referendum. Such ordinance shall be adopted in accordance with the requirements imposed under one of the following circumstances, whichever is applicable:
1. The county may, prior to June 1, establish by interlocal agreement with one or more of the municipalities located therein, representing a majority of the population of the incorporated area within the county, a distribution formula for dividing the entire proceeds of the local option fuel tax among the county government and all eligible municipalities within the county. If no interlocal agreement exists, a new interlocal agreement may be established prior to August 1, 1986, or June 1 of any year thereafter pursuant to this subparagraph. However, any interlocal agreement agreed to under this subparagraph after the initial imposition of the tax, extension of the tax, or change in the tax rate authorized in this section shall under no circumstances materially or adversely affect the rights of holders of outstanding bonds which are backed by taxes authorized by this section, and the amounts distributed to the county government and each municipality shall not be reduced below the amount necessary for the payment of principal and interest and reserves for principal and interest as required under the covenants of any bond resolution outstanding on the date of establishment of the new interlocal agreement.
2. If an interlocal agreement has not been executed pursuant to subparagraph 1., the county may, prior to June 10, adopt a resolution of intent to levy the tax allowed in paragraph (1)(a).
3. Notwithstanding subparagraphs 1. and 2., any inland county with a population greater than 500,000 as of July 1, 1996, with an interlocal agreement with one or more of the incorporated areas within the county established pursuant to subparagraph 1. must utilize the population estimates of local governmental units as of April 1 of each year pursuant to s. 186.901, for dividing the proceeds of the local option fuel tax contained in such interlocal agreement. However, any interlocal agreement agreed to under this subparagraph after the initial imposition of the tax, extension of the tax, or change in the tax rate authorized in this section shall under no circumstances materially or adversely affect the rights of holders of outstanding bonds which are backed by taxes authorized by this section, and the amounts distributed to the county government and each municipality shall not be reduced below the amount necessary for the payment of principal and interest and reserves for principal and interest as required under the covenants of any bond resolution outstanding on the date of establishment of the new interlocal agreement.
(b) If no interlocal agreement or resolution is adopted pursuant to subparagraph (a)1. or subparagraph (a)2., municipalities representing more than 50 percent of the county population may, prior to June 20, adopt uniform resolutions approving the local option tax, establishing the duration of the levy and the rate authorized in paragraph (1)(a), and setting the date for a countywide referendum on whether to levy the tax. A referendum shall be held in accordance with the provisions of such resolution and applicable state law, provided that the county shall bear the costs thereof. The tax shall be levied and collected countywide on January 1 following 30 days after voter approval.
(4)(a) If the tax authorized pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) is levied under the circumstances of subparagraph (3)(a)2. or paragraph (3)(b), the proceeds of the tax shall be distributed among the county government and eligible municipalities based on the transportation expenditures of each for the immediately preceding 5 fiscal years, as a proportion of the total of such expenditures for the county and all municipalities within the county. After the initial levy of a tax being distributed pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph, the proportions shall be recalculated every 10 years based on the transportation expenditures of the immediately preceding 5 years. However, such recalculation shall under no circumstances materially or adversely affect the rights of holders of bonds outstanding on July 1, 1986, which are backed by taxes authorized in paragraph (1)(a), and the amounts distributed to the county government and each municipality shall not be reduced below the amount necessary for the payment of principal and interest and reserves for principal and interest as required under the covenants of any bond resolution outstanding on the date of the recalculation.
(b) Any newly incorporated municipality which is eligible for participation in the distribution of moneys under parts II and VI of chapter 218 and which is located in a county levying the tax pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) or paragraph (1)(b) is entitled to receive a share of the tax revenues. Distribution of such revenues to a newly incorporated municipality shall begin in the first full fiscal year following incorporation. The distribution to a newly incorporated municipality shall be:
1. Equal to the county’s per lane mile expenditure in the previous year times the lane miles within the jurisdiction or responsibility of the municipality, in which case the county’s share shall be reduced proportionately; or
2. Determined by the local act incorporating the municipality.

Such distribution shall under no circumstances materially or adversely affect the rights of holders of outstanding bonds which are backed by taxes authorized in this section, and the amounts distributed to the county government and each municipality shall not be reduced below the amount necessary for the payment of principal and interest and reserves for principal and interest as required under the covenants of any bond resolution outstanding on the date of the redistribution.

(5)(a) By October 1 of each year, the county shall notify the Department of Revenue of the rate of the taxes levied pursuant to paragraphs (1)(a) and (b), and of its decision to rescind or change the rate of a tax, if applicable, and shall provide the department with a certified copy of the interlocal agreement established under subparagraph (1)(b)2. or subparagraph (3)(a)1. with distribution proportions established by such agreement or pursuant to subsection (4), if applicable. A decision to rescind a tax may not take effect on any date other than December 31 and requires a minimum of 60 days’ notice to the Department of Revenue of such decision.
(b) Any dispute as to the determination by the county of distribution proportions shall be resolved through an appeal to the Administration Commission in accordance with procedures developed by the commission. Pending final disposition of such proceeding, the tax shall be collected pursuant to this section, and such funds shall be held in escrow by the clerk of the circuit court of the county until final disposition.
(6) Only those municipalities and counties eligible for participation in the distribution of moneys under parts II and VI of chapter 218 are eligible to receive moneys under this section. Any funds otherwise undistributed because of ineligibility shall be distributed to eligible governments within the county in proportion to other moneys distributed pursuant to this section.
(7) For the purposes of this section, “transportation expenditures” means expenditures by the local government from local or state shared revenue sources, excluding expenditures of bond proceeds, for the following programs:
(a) Public transportation operations and maintenance.
(b) Roadway and right-of-way maintenance and equipment and structures used primarily for the storage and maintenance of such equipment.
(c) Roadway and right-of-way drainage.
(d) Street lighting installation, operation, maintenance, and repair.
(e) Traffic signs, traffic engineering, signalization, and pavement markings, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair.
(f) Bridge maintenance and operation.
(g) Debt service and current expenditures for transportation capital projects in the foregoing program areas, including construction or reconstruction of roads and sidewalks.
(8) In addition to the uses specified in subsection (7), the governing body of a county with a population of 50,000 or less on April 1, 1992, or the governing body of a municipality within such a county may use the proceeds of the tax levied pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) in any fiscal year to fund infrastructure projects, if such projects are consistent with the local government’s approved comprehensive plan or, if the approval or denial of the plan has not become final, consistent with the plan last submitted to the state land planning agency. In addition, no more than an amount equal to the proceeds from 4 cents per gallon of the tax imposed pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) may be used by such county for the express and limited purpose of paying for a court-ordered refund of special assessments. Except as provided in subsection (7), such funds shall not be used for the operational expenses of any infrastructure. Such funds may be used for infrastructure projects under this subsection only after the local government, prior to the fiscal year in which the funds are proposed to be used, or if pledged for bonded indebtedness, prior to the fiscal year in which the bonds will be issued, has held a duly noticed public hearing on the proposed use of the funds and has adopted a resolution certifying that the local government has met all of the transportation needs identified in its approved comprehensive plan or, if the approval or denial of the plan has not become final, consistent with the plan last submitted to the state land planning agency. The proceeds shall not be pledged for bonded indebtedness for a period exceeding 10 years, except that, for the express and limited purpose of using such proceeds in any fiscal year to pay a court-ordered refund of special assessments, the proceeds may be pledged for bonded indebtedness not exceeding 15 years. For the purposes of this subsection, “infrastructure” has the same meaning as provided in s. 212.055.
(9) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the tax on diesel fuel authorized in this section shall be levied in every county at the rate of 6 cents per net gallon.
History.s. 55, ch. 83-3; s. 6, ch. 83-138; s. 8, ch. 83-339; s. 1, ch. 84-369; s. 17, ch. 85-81; s. 33, ch. 85-180; s. 123, ch. 85-342; s. 43, ch. 86-152; s. 29, ch. 86-243; s. 71, ch. 87-99; s. 2, ch. 90-351; s. 9, ch. 92-184; s. 280, ch. 92-279; s. 4, ch. 92-309; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 33, ch. 93-164; s. 40, ch. 93-206; s. 8, ch. 94-146; s. 53, ch. 94-237; s. 960, ch. 95-148; s. 40, ch. 95-257; s. 1, ch. 95-343; ss. 118, 119, ch. 95-417; ss. 25, 68, ch. 96-323; ss. 18, 19, ch. 96-397; ss. 17, 18, ch. 97-54; s. 9, ch. 2000-266; s. 35, ch. 2001-201; s. 48, ch. 2002-218; s. 3, ch. 2003-86; s. 24, ch. 2003-254; s. 28, ch. 2007-196; s. 28, ch. 2012-174.
336.0255 Distribution of additional local option tax.Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 336.025, for calendar year 1993, the tax authorized in s. 336.025(1)(b) shall be imposed to November 1, 1993, to be effective January 1, 1994. Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 336.025: the county may, prior to September 1, 1993, establish by interlocal agreement with one or more of the municipalities located therein, representing a majority of the population of the incorporated area within the county, a distribution formula for dividing the entire proceeds of the local option gas tax among the county government and all eligible municipalities within the county and the proceeds of the tax shall be distributed among the county government and eligible municipalities based on the interlocal agreement. If no interlocal agreement is reached prior to September 1, 1993, the proceeds of the tax imposed prior to November 1, 1993, shall be distributed among the county government and eligible municipalities based on the transportation expenditures of each for the immediately preceding 5 fiscal years, as a proportion of the total of such expenditures for the county and all municipalities within the county. After the initial imposition of a tax imposed prior to November 1, 1993, and distributed based on historical transportation expenditures, the proportions shall be recalculated every 10 years based on the transportation expenditures of the immediately preceding 5 years. However, such recalculation shall under no circumstances materially or adversely affect the rights of holders of outstanding bonds, which are backed by taxes authorized in this section, and the amounts distributed to the county government and each municipality shall not be reduced below the amount necessary for the payment of principal and interest and reserves for principal and interest as required under the covenants of any bond resolution outstanding on the date of the recalculation.
History.s. 41, ch. 93-206.
336.03 County engineer; qualifications.The county engineer must be a registered professional engineer or engineering firm qualified to do business in this state. This does not apply to any county engineer who:
(1) Was employed on or before June 30, 1967;
(2) Was employed on less than a full-time basis; and
(3) Was not employed to furnish professional engineering advice on road programs in the county.
History.s. 43, ch. 29965, 1955; s. 26, ch. 63-572; ss. 1, 2, ch. 67-267; s. 1, ch. 67-535; s. 1, ch. 70-253; s. 139, ch. 79-400; s. 67, ch. 84-309.
336.044 Use of recyclable materials in construction.
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Transportation continue to expand its current use of recovered materials in its construction programs.
(2) The Legislature declares it to be in the public interest to find alternative ways to use certain recyclable materials that currently are part of the solid waste stream and that contribute to problems of declining space in landfills. To determine the feasibility of using certain recyclable materials for paving materials, the department may undertake demonstration projects using the following materials in road construction:
(a) Ground rubber from automobile tires in road resurfacing or subbase materials for roads;
(b) Ash residue from coal combustion byproducts for concrete and ash residue from waste incineration facilities and oil combustion byproducts for subbase material;
(c) Recycled mixed-plastic material for guardrail posts or right-of-way fence posts;
(d) Construction steel, including reinforcing rods and I-beams, manufactured from scrap metals disposed of in the state; and
(e) Glass, and glass aggregates.
(3) The department shall review and revise existing bid procedures and specifications for the purchase or use of products and materials to eliminate any procedures and specifications that explicitly discriminate against products and materials with recycled content, except where such procedures and specifications are necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of this state.
(4) The department shall review and revise its bid procedures and specifications on a continuing basis to encourage the use of products and materials with recycled content and shall, in developing new procedures and specifications, encourage the use of products and materials with recycled content.
(5) All agencies shall cooperate with the department in carrying out the provisions of this section.
History.s. 49, ch. 88-130; s. 8, ch. 93-260; s. 82, ch. 99-385.
336.045 Uniform minimum standards for design, construction, and maintenance; advisory committees.
(1) The department shall develop and adopt uniform minimum standards and criteria for the design, construction, and maintenance of all public streets, roads, highways, bridges, sidewalks, curbs and curb ramps, crosswalks, where feasible, bicycle ways, underpasses, and overpasses used by the public for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In developing such standards and criteria, the department shall consider design approaches which provide for the compatibility of such facilities with the surrounding natural or manmade environment; the safety and security of public spaces; and the appropriate aesthetics based upon scale, color, architectural style, materials used to construct the facilities, and the landscape design and landscape materials around the facilities. The department shall annually provide funds in its tentative work program to implement the provisions of this subsection relating to aesthetic design standards. The minimum standards adopted must include a requirement that permanent curb ramps be provided at crosswalks at all intersections where curbs and sidewalks are constructed in order to give handicapped persons and persons in wheelchairs safe access to crosswalks.
(2) An advisory committee of professional engineers employed by any city or any county in each transportation district to aid in the development of such standards shall be appointed by the head of the department. Such committee shall be composed of: one member representing an urban center within each district; one member representing a rural area within each district; one member within each district who is a professional engineer and who is not employed by any governmental agency; and one member employed by the department for each district.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, all plans and specifications for the construction of public streets and roads by any municipality or county shall provide for permanent curb ramps at crosswalks at all intersections where curbs and sidewalks are constructed in order to give handicapped persons and persons in wheelchairs safe access to crosswalks.
(4) All design and construction plans for projects that are to become part of the county road system and are required to conform with the design and construction standards established pursuant to subsection (1) must be certified to be in substantial conformance with the standards established pursuant to subsection (1) that are then in effect by a professional engineer who is registered in this state.
(5) Curb ramps which are required by subsections (1) and (3) to be provided at all intersections of curbs and sidewalks on public streets and roads shall be constructed to be in substantial conformance with the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards published by the General Services Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Defense, and United States Postal Service. The provisions of this subsection apply to curb ramps let to contract on or after July 1, 1986.
(6) If the governing body of a county or municipality has adopted a design element as part of its comprehensive plan pursuant to part II of chapter 163, the department shall consider such element during project development of transportation facilities. The design of transportation facilities constructed by the department within the boundaries of that county or municipality must be consistent with that element to the maximum extent feasible.
History.s. 1, ch. 72-328; ss. 2, 3, ch. 73-58; ss. 1, 2, ch. 74-242; s. 8, ch. 77-165; s. 1, ch. 78-398; ss. 5, 6, ch. 83-52; ss. 1, 2, 3, ch. 84-151; s. 69, ch. 84-309; s. 16, ch. 85-180; s. 31, ch. 86-243; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 5, ch. 92-152.
Note.Former s. 335.075.
336.046 Regulation of bus benches and transit shelters within rights-of-way.Any bus bench or transit shelter located on a sidewalk within the rights-of-way of any road on the county road system shall be located so as to leave at least 36 inches clearance for pedestrians and persons in wheelchairs. Such clearance shall be measured in a direction perpendicular to the centerline of the road.
History.s. 17, ch. 85-180.
336.048 Temporary closing traveling lane of road.Whenever any road on the county road or city street system is repaired, reconstructed, or otherwise altered in a manner that necessitates the closing of one or more traveling lanes of the road for a period of time exceeding 2 hours, the party performing such work shall give notice to the appropriate local law enforcement agency within whose jurisdiction such road is located prior to commencing work on the project. However, when the closing of one or more lanes is required because of emergency conditions, such notice shall be waived.
History.s. 2, ch. 86-37; s. 38, ch. 91-221.
336.05 Naming of county roads; recording.
(1) The commissioners are authorized to name and rename streets and roads, except state roads designated by number by the department, lying outside the boundaries of any incorporated municipality.
(2) The commissioners are authorized to refuse to approve for recording in accordance with chapter 177 any map or plat of a subdivision when recording of such plat would result in duplication of names of streets or roads or when such plat, in the opinion of the commissioners, will not provide adequate and safe access or drainage.
History.s. 45, ch. 29965, 1955; s. 2, ch. 57-776; s. 70, ch. 84-309.
336.08 Relocation or change of roads.The commissioners may establish, locate, change, or discontinue public county roads by resolution.
History.s. 48, ch. 29965, 1955; s. 5, ch. 57-776; s. 72, ch. 84-309.
336.09 Closing and abandonment of roads; authority.
(1) The commissioners, with respect to property under their control may in their own discretion, and of their own motion, or upon the request of any agency of the state, or of the federal government, or upon petition of any person or persons, are hereby authorized and empowered to:
(a) Vacate, abandon, discontinue and close any existing public or private street, alleyway, road, highway, or other place used for travel, or any portion thereof, other than a state or federal highway, and to renounce and disclaim any right of the county and the public in and to any land in connection therewith;
(b) Renounce and disclaim any right of the county and the public in and to any land, or interest therein, acquired by purchase, gift, devise, dedication or prescription for street, alleyway, road or highway purposes, other than lands acquired for state and federal highway; and
(c) Renounce and disclaim any right of the county and the public in and to land, other than land constituting, or acquired for, a state or federal highway, delineated on any recorded map or plat as a street, alleyway, road or highway.
(2) The commissioners, upon such motion, request, or petition, may adopt a resolution declaring that at a definite time and place a public hearing will be held to consider the advisability of exercising the authority granted in this section.
History.s. 49, ch. 29965, 1955.
336.10 Closing and abandonment of roads; publication of notice.Before any such road shall be closed and vacated, or before any right or interest of the county or public in any land delineated on any recorded map or plat as a road shall be renounced and disclaimed, the commissioners shall hold a public hearing, and shall publish notice thereof, one time, in a newspaper of general circulation in such county at least 2 weeks prior to the date stated therein for such hearing. After such public hearing, any action of the commissioners, as herein authorized, shall be evidenced by a resolution duly adopted and entered upon the minutes of the commissioners. The request of any agency of the state, or of the United States, or of any person, to the commissioners to take such action shall be in writing and shall be spread upon the minutes of the commissioners; provided, however, that the commissioners of their own motion and discretion, may take action for the purposes hereof. Notice of the adoption of such a resolution by the commissioners shall be published one time, within 30 days following its adoption, in one issue of a newspaper of general circulation published in the county. The proof of publication of notice of public hearing, the resolution as adopted, and the proof of publication of the notice of the adoption of such resolution shall be recorded in the deed records of the county.
History.s. 50, ch. 29965, 1955.
336.12 Closing and abandonment of roads; termination of easement; conveyance of fee.The act of any commissioners in closing or abandoning any such road, or in renouncing or disclaiming any rights in any land delineated on any recorded map as a road, shall abrogate the easement theretofore owned, held, claimed or used by or on behalf of the public and the title of fee owners shall be freed and released therefrom; and if the fee of road space has been vested in the county, same will be thereby surrendered and will vest in the abutting fee owners to the extent and in the same manner as in case of termination of an easement for road purposes.
History.s. 52, ch. 29965, 1955.
336.125 Closing and abandonment of roads; optional conveyance to homeowners’ association; traffic control jurisdiction.
(1)(a) In addition to the authority provided in s. 336.12, the governing body of the county may abandon the roads and rights-of-way dedicated in a recorded residential subdivision plat and simultaneously convey the county’s interest in such roads, rights-of-way, and appurtenant drainage facilities to a homeowners’ association for the subdivision, if the following conditions have been met:
1. The homeowners’ association has requested the abandonment and conveyance in writing for the purpose of converting the subdivision to a gated neighborhood with restricted public access.
2. No fewer than four-fifths of the owners of record of property located in the subdivision have consented in writing to the abandonment and simultaneous conveyance to the homeowners’ association.
3. The homeowners’ association is both a corporation not for profit organized and in good standing under chapter 617, and a “homeowners’ association” as defined in s. 720.301(9) with the power to levy and collect assessments for routine and periodic major maintenance and operation of street lighting, drainage, sidewalks, and pavement in the subdivision.
4. The homeowners’ association has entered into and executed such agreements, covenants, warranties, and other instruments; has provided, or has provided assurance of, such funds, reserve funds, and funding sources; and has satisfied such other requirements and conditions as may be established or imposed by the county with respect to the ongoing operation, maintenance, and repair and the periodic reconstruction or replacement of the roads, drainage, street lighting, and sidewalks in the subdivision after the abandonment by the county.
(b) The homeowners’ association shall install, operate, maintain, repair, and replace all signs, signals, markings, striping, guardrails, and other traffic control devices necessary or useful for the private roads unless an agreement has been entered into between the county and the homeowners’ association, as authorized under s. 316.006(3)(b), expressly providing that the county has traffic control jurisdiction.
(2) Upon abandonment of the roads and rights-of-way and the conveyance thereof to the homeowners’ association, the homeowners’ association shall have all the rights, title, and interest in the roads and rights-of-way, including all appurtenant drainage facilities, as were previously vested in the county. Thereafter, the homeowners’ association shall hold the roads and rights-of-way in trust for the benefit of the owners of the property in the subdivision, and shall operate, maintain, repair, and, from time to time, replace and reconstruct the roads, street lighting, sidewalks, and drainage facilities as necessary to ensure their use and enjoyment by the property owners, tenants, and residents of the subdivision and their guests and invitees. The provisions of this section shall be regarded as supplemental and additional to the provisions of s. 336.12, and shall not be regarded as in derogation of that section.
History.s. 2, ch. 2002-235; s. 30, ch. 2004-345; s. 26, ch. 2004-353; s. 2, ch. 2005-34.
336.41 Counties; employing labor and providing road equipment; accounting; when competitive bidding required.
(1) The commissioners may employ labor and provide equipment as may be necessary, except as provided in subsection (4), for constructing and opening of new roads or bridges and repair and maintenance of any existing roads and bridges.
(2) It shall be the duty of all persons to whom the commissioners deliver equipment and supplies for road and bridge purposes to make a strict accounting of the same to the commissioners.
(3) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a county, municipality, or special district may not own or operate an asphalt plant or a portable or stationary concrete batch plant that has an independent mixer; however, this prohibition does not apply to any county that owns or is under contract to purchase an asphalt plant as of April 15, 2008, and that furnishes its plant-generated asphalt solely for use by local governments or companies under contract with local governments for projects within the boundaries of the county. Sale of plant-generated asphalt to private entities or local governments outside the boundaries of the county is prohibited.
(4) All construction and reconstruction of roads and bridges, including resurfacing, full scale mineral seal coating, and major bridge and bridge system repairs, to be performed utilizing the proceeds of the 80-percent portion of the surplus of the constitutional gas tax shall be let to contract to the lowest responsible bidder by competitive bid, except for:
(a) Construction and maintenance in emergency situations, and
(b) In addition to emergency work, construction and reconstruction, including resurfacing, mineral seal coating, and bridge repairs, having a total cumulative annual value not to exceed 5 percent of its 80-percent portion of the constitutional gas tax or $400,000, whichever is greater, and
(c) Construction of sidewalks, curbing, accessibility ramps, or appurtenances incidental to roads and bridges if each project is estimated in accordance with generally accepted cost-accounting principles to have total construction project costs of less than $400,000 or as adjusted by the percentage change in the Construction Cost Index from January 1, 2008,

for which the county may utilize its own forces. However, if, after proper advertising, no bids are received by a county for a specific project, the county may use its own forces to construct the project, notwithstanding the limitation of this subsection. Nothing in this section shall prevent the county from performing routine maintenance as authorized by law.

(5)(a) For contracts in excess of $250,000, any county may require that persons interested in performing work under the contract first be certified or qualified to do the work. Any contractor prequalified and considered eligible to bid by the department to perform the type of work described under the contract shall be presumed to be qualified to perform the work so described. Any contractor may be considered ineligible to bid by the county if the contractor is behind an approved progress schedule by 10 percent or more on another project for that county at the time of the advertisement of the work. The county may provide an appeal process to overcome such consideration with de novo review based on the record below to the circuit court.
(b) The county shall publish prequalification criteria and procedures prior to advertisement or notice of solicitation. Such publications shall include notice of a public hearing for comment on such criteria and procedures prior to adoption. The procedures shall provide for an appeal process within the county for objections to the prequalification process with de novo review based on the record below to the circuit court.
(c) The county shall also publish for comment, prior to adoption, the selection criteria and procedures to be used by the county if such procedures would allow selection of other than the lowest responsible bidder. The selection criteria shall include an appeal process within the county with de novo review based on the record below to the circuit court.
History.s. 86, ch. 29965, 1955; s. 1, ch. 57-783; ss. 23, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 11, ch. 77-165; s. 37, ch. 83-3; s. 85, ch. 87-99; s. 78, ch. 2002-20; s. 29, ch. 2007-196; s. 25, ch. 2008-191; s. 32, ch. 2009-21.
336.44 Counties; contracts for construction of roads; procedure; contractor’s bond.
(1) The commissioners shall let the work on roads out on contract, in accordance with s. 336.41(4).
(2) Such contracts shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after publication of notice for bids containing specifications furnished by the commissioners in a newspaper published in the county where such contract is made, at least once each week for 2 consecutive weeks prior to the making of such contract.
(3) Upon accepting a satisfactory bid, the commissioners shall enter into a contract with the party whose bid has been accepted. Such contract shall contain the specifications of the work to be done or material furnished, the time limit in which the construction is to be completed or material delivered, the time and amounts in which payments are to be made upon the contract, and a penalty to be paid by the contractor for the failure to comply with the terms of such contract.
(4) The successful bidder shall enter into a good and sufficient bond with the commissioners for the faithful execution of the contract; the amount of the bond to be fixed by the commissioners, and the sufficiency of said bond to be likewise approved by the commissioners.
(5) The commissioners may reject any or all bids and require new bids to be made.
History.s. 102, ch. 29965, 1955; s. 12, ch. 77-165; s. 24, ch. 90-279; s. 79, ch. 2002-20; s. 33, ch. 2009-21.
336.467 County-state right-of-way acquisition agreements.A county or other governmental entity may enter into an agreement with the department to provide for the department to acquire rights-of-way for the county or other governmental entity.
History.s. 110, ch. 84-309; s. 42, ch. 2003-286.
336.505 Default in bonds or interest coupons issued by special road and bridge district; receivership; bondholder claims.
(1) If any bond or interest coupon on a bond issued by a special road and bridge district is not paid within 60 days after it matures, a receiver may be appointed in the same manner as in s. 298.51. The qualifications, duties, and powers of the receiver shall be the same as those provided in s. 298.51. Pursuant to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction, the receiver may, to the same extent and subject to the same limitations, levy, assess, and collect any tax or special assessment which the commissioners may levy, assess, and collect for special road and bridge district purposes.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 197.552, if a tax deed is issued on any property within the district after a receiver has been appointed under subsection (1), the claim of a person holding a bond or interest coupon on a bond described in subsection (1) shall survive the issuance of such tax deed.
History.s. 1, ch. 84-195; s. 214, ch. 85-342; s. 17, ch. 87-225.
336.66 Method of abolition of district.At any time subsequent to the expiration of 8 years from the creation of a road and bridge district, or after completion of all improvements for which the district was originally created, whichever occurs first, the commissioners may abolish such district upon a majority vote. However, by such action, the commissioners assume all liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of such road and bridge district.
History.s. 1, ch. 72-385; s. 1, ch. 77-327; s. 130, ch. 84-309.
336.68 Special road and bridge district boundaries; property owner rights and options.
(1) The owner of real property located within both the boundaries of a community development district created under chapter 190 and within the boundaries of a special road and bridge district created by the alternative method of establishing special road and bridge districts previously authorized under 1ss. 336.61-336.67 shall have the option to select the community development district to be the provider of the road and drainage improvements to the property of the owner. Having made the selection, the property owner shall further have the right to withdraw the property from the boundaries of the special road and bridge district under the procedures set forth in this section.
(2) To be eligible for withdrawal, the subject property shall not have received improvements or benefits from the special road and bridge district; there shall be no outstanding bonded indebtedness of the special road and bridge district for which the property is subject to ad valorem tax levies; and the withdrawal of the property shall not create an enclave bounded on all sides by the other property within the boundaries of the district when the property owner withdraws the property from the boundaries of the district.
(3) The election by a property owner to withdraw property from the boundaries of a district as described in this section shall be accomplished by filing a certificate in the official records of the county in which the property is located. The certificate shall identify the name and mailing address of the owner, the legal description of the property, the name of the district from which the property is being withdrawn, and the general location of the property within district. The certificate shall further state that the property has not received benefits from the district from which the property is to be withdrawn; that there is no bonded indebtedness owed by the district; and that the property being withdrawn will not become an enclave within the district boundaries.
(4) The property owner shall provide copies of the recorded certificate to the governing body of the district from which the property is being withdrawn within 10 days after the date that the certificate is recorded. If the district does not record an objection to the withdrawal of the property in the public records within 30 days after the recording of the certificate identifying the criteria in this section that have not been met, the withdrawal shall be final and the property shall be permanently withdrawn from the boundaries of the district.
History.s. 5, ch. 2006-220; s. 52, ch. 2007-5.
1Note.Repealed by ss. 125-132, ch. 84-309.