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Front Page » Breaking News » FENCE RULES WAIVED AFTER IRMA


Written by on October 19, 2017

Miami-Dade commissioners this week voted to waive permitting requirements to repair and replace fences for single-family homes damaged in Hurricane Irma.

Under Gov. Rick Scott’s executive order issued Sept. 4, the county can “take whatever prudent action is necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community,” the legislation says. If the materials, composition and substantial design elements of the existing fence are the same, residents have a 180-day extension to repair their fences, so long as there is an effective state of emergency within the county, county attorneys say.

Commissioner Rebeca Sosa introduced the measure because the high demand of fence replacement is making it hard for residents to put fences up before the deadline, she said. All but two commissioners co-sponsored her legislation.

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