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Florida Land Development Permit Extensions for Hurricane Irma

Published: October 12th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On September 4, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-235 declaring a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Irma. The emergency declaration is for 60 days and will expire on November 3, 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of any […]

Florida Land Development Permit Extensions for Tropical Storm Emily

Published: August 9th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On July 31, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-204 declaring a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Emily. The emergency declaration is for 60 days and will expire on September 29, 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of […]

Land Development Permit Extensions – State of Emergency for Brush Fires Extended

Published: July 6th, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On April 11, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-120 declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Florida due to extensive brush fires caused by drought conditions. The emergency declaration was for 60 days and would have expired on June 10.  However, on June 9, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order […]

Florida Opioid Epidemic Leads to Land Development Permit Extensions

Published: May 31st, 2017

By: W. Lee Dobbins

On May 3, 2017, Governor Scott issued Executive Order No. 17-146 declaring a State of Emergency for the entire State of Florida due to the opioid epidemic. The emergency declaration is for 60 days. Florida Statute 252.363 allows for the extension of the termination dates of certain land development approvals for the duration of any […]

Permit Extensions Available. Act Quickly.

Published: September 15th, 2015

By: Anna H. Long

Recently, Governor Scott issued two Executive Orders declaring a state of emergency in the state.  The first, Executive Order 15-158, was issued on August 6, 2015 for the following counties: Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Taylor due to severe weather systems that brought substantial rain and flooding. This state of emergency is in effect until October 5, […]

Dean Mead Works with Local, Regional and State Leaders to Resolve Florida’s Water Issues

Published: November 5th, 2014

By: Michael D. Minton Dennis G. Corrick

Statewide, Florida averages between 48 to 60 inches of rain annually. How is it, then, that Florida experiences such major water shortfalls? The reason is the state’s water management system, historically, was designed to drain rainfall from inland areas to the coast as rapidly as possible to keep land usable for commercial and residential development, […]

Central Florida Water Initiative’s Response to Avoiding a Crisis: Dean Mead byline in FES Journal

Published: September 4th, 2014

By: John L. Wharton Michael D. Minton Laura Minton Young

Dean Mead attorneys, Michael Minton, Laura Minton Young and John Wharton, co-authored a byline that was recently published in the September, 2014 issue of the Florida Engineering Society (FES) Journal. The article titled, “Central Florida Water Initiative – A Regional Response to Avoid a Pending Crisis”, may be viewed in its entirety here: Central Florida Water Initiative. […]

Senator Thad Altman & Rep. Tom Goodson Speak at FL Legislative Update in Brevard County

The 2014 Florida Legislative Session Update Monday, June 9, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Program (lunch included) Location: The Brevard Zoo, Nyami Nyami River Lodge, Viera, FL 32901 Complimentary parking available. Kindly RSVP: By June 4th to reply@deanmead.com or by phone: (321) 751-6110 Featuring Guest Speakers: Senator Thad Altman Senator Altman jumpstarted his political career as Brevard […]