Florida Property Transfer regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Property Transfer: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.180

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Solid waste management facilities: FAC 62-701.320

Coastal construction: FAC 62B-33.0155

Environmental resource permits (ERPs): FAC 62-343.130

Radon: Florida Statutes (FS) 404.056

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management

DEP Division of Water Resource Management

Florida Department of Health (DOH) Bureau of Community Environmental Health

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida has established state-specific property transfer requirements in addition to the federal requirements for solid waste facilities and activities in wetlands that require environmental resource permits (ERPs) and in coastal areas that require coastal construction permits. In addition, when any building is sold or rented in the state, a radon notice must be provided on at least one document at or before the time of sale or rental. See the national section PROPERTY TRANSFER for information on the federal requirements.

Although the state does not have its own property transfer law for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), Florida does require a notice on the property deed that the land was used to manage hazardous waste pursuant to the state's post-closure requirements. See the state section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS for a review of the property deed notice rules.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Waste ...


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Florida Property Transfer Resources

Type Title
Forms Well Disclosure Certificate
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