NO “BERT HARRIS” LAWSUIT AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFUSAL TO CHANGE ZONING REGULATION
Courts have long struggled to balance property owners’ rights and local government's ability to regulate land use for the public’s benefit. While the Constitution provides protection from extreme land-use restrictions, Florida elected to further protect property interests with the Bert J. Harris Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act (Fla. Stat. §70.001, et seq.), which requires compensation when a government regulation inordinately burdens a property.
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