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Florida Growth Policy Act Statutes

Florida’s growth management laws represent the state legislature’s finding that agricultural production is a major contributor to the economy of the state; that agricultural lands constitute unique and irreplaceable resources of statewide importance; that the continuation of agricultural activities preserves the landscape and environmental resources of the state, contributes to the increase of tourism, and furthers the economic self-sufficiency of the people of the state; and that the encouragement, development, and improvement of agriculture will result in a general benefit to the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the state. It is the purpose of this act to protect reasonable agricultural activities conducted on farm lands from duplicate regulation.


Downloadable Documents
Authority Type
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Law Type
State Laws
Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Smart Growth / Growth Management
Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 163.2511 to .3163 (2013).

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