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2004 Florida Statutes

Form of warehouse receipt; essential terms; optional terms.
Section 677.202, Florida Statutes 2004

677.202  Form of warehouse receipt; essential terms; optional terms.--

(1)  A warehouse receipt need not be in any particular form.

(2)  Unless a warehouse receipt embodies within its written or printed terms each of the following, the warehouseman is liable for damages caused by the omission to a person injured thereby:

(a)  The location of the warehouse where the goods are stored;

(b)  The date of issue of the receipt;

(c)  The consecutive number of the receipt;

(d)  A statement whether the goods received will be delivered to the bearer, to a specified person, or to a specified person or his or her order;

(e)  The rate of storage and handling charges, except that where goods are stored under a field warehousing arrangement a statement of that fact is sufficient on a nonnegotiable receipt;

(f)  A description of the goods or of the packages containing them;

(g)  The signature of the warehouseman, which may be made by his or her authorized agent;

(h)  If the receipt is issued for goods of which the warehouseman is owner, either solely or jointly or in common with others, the fact of such ownership; and

(i)  A statement of the amount of advances made and of liabilities incurred for which the warehouseman claims a lien or security interest (s. 677.209). If the precise amount of such advances made or of such liabilities incurred is, at the time of the issue of the receipt, unknown to the warehouseman or to his or her agent who issues it, a statement of the fact that advances have been made or liabilities incurred and the purpose thereof is sufficient.

(3)  A warehouseman may insert in his or her receipt any other terms which are not contrary to the provisions of this code and do not impair his or her obligation of delivery (s. 677.403) or his or her duty of care (s. 677.204). Any contrary provisions shall be ineffective.

History.--s. 1, ch. 65-254; s. 622, ch. 97-102.

Note.--s. 7-202, U.C.C.; supersedes s. 678.02.