Bilzin Sumberg's Land Development & Government Relations Group would like to remind you that if you have a current permit or development order that is scheduled to expire between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016, you have until December 31, 2014 to submit written notification to the authorizing agency, identifying the specific authorization to be extended and the anticipated time frame for acting on the authorized development order or permit.

House Bill 7023 was passed by both houses and signed into law on June 20, 2014. Section 46 of the bill, which became effective July 1, 2014, contains a provision that includes a two-year extension of development orders, building permits and certain permits issued by the Department of Environmental Protection or water management districts. Importantly, this provision potentially reaches back to expired permits or approvals and applies to permits or development orders, including buildout dates, set to expire between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016.

Extensions granted under this section, as well as Chapter 2009-96, 2010-147, 2011-139, and 2012-205 may not exceed 4 years in total. Specific development of regional impact development order extensions granted pursuant to Section 380.06(19)(c)2, Florida Statutes, are not eligible to be further extended under this bill.