NEW LAW PROTECTS LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published February 24, 2020
One bill sailed through The Florida Legislature and waiting for
a signature by Governor DeSantis. Once signed, it becomes law
Florida Statute 718, 719 and 720 have all been amended to
include language that states that:
An association may not prohibit a law enforcement
officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1),who is a unit owner, parcel
owner, or who is a tenant, guest, or invitee of a unit owner or
parcel owner, from parking his or her assigned law enforcement
vehicle in an area where the unit owner, parcel owner, or the
tenant, guest, or invitee of the unit or parcel owner, otherwise
has a right to park.
For whatever reason, associations have attempted to prevent law
enforcement vehicles from parking in the community. I for one
cannot figure out how that could possibly bother anyone. On the
contrary, I would welcome it in the community where I live.
Despite the fact that there already existed an Attorney
Generalís Opinion that specified that a law enforcement vehicle
should not be interpreted as a commercial vehicle, which can be
outlawed in some communities, some associations were not happy
with that opinion. This new law should finally put this matter
So, are you happy with the new law or would you still like to
see associations have the ability to prevent law enforcement
vehicles from parking in the community?
HOA & Condo Blog
Eric Glazer graduated from
the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for more than 2
decades and is the owner of Glazer
and Sachs, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in
Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples,
Fort Myers and Tampa.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host
of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs
at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
He is the first attorney in the
State of Florida that designed a course that certifies
condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium
Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000
Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit
Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated
dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric
also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the
best interest of Florida community association members.