2009 Florida Statutes
Right of owner.
588.23 Right of owner.--The owner of any impounded livestock shall have the right at any time before sale thereof to redeem the same by paying to the sheriff all impounding expenses, including fees, keeping charges, advertising, or other costs incurred therewith which sum shall be deposited by the sheriff with the clerk of the circuit court who shall pay all fees and costs as allowed in s. 588.18 In the event there is a dispute as to the amount of such costs and expenses, the owner may give bond with sufficient sureties to be approved by the sheriff, in an amount to be determined by the sheriff, but not exceeding the fair cash value of such livestock, conditioned to pay such costs and damages; thereafter, within 10 days, the owner shall institute suit in equity to have the damage adjudicated by a court of equity or referred to a jury if requested by either party to such suit.
History.--s. 12, ch. 25236, 1949.