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Florida anchoring restrictions survey

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The FWC has developed an online survey for future use in drafting anchoring restrictions for local municipalities. Their goal is to allow cities and local governments the ability to restrict your rights to anchor in certain places. Most notably, in areas that have waterfront homeowners who think they have a right to govern the water behind their homes.

Boaters need to make sure that any restrictions on anchoring are done on a state-wide basis.

The survey and it’s “concepts” are designed to restrict your ability to choose where and for how long you can anchor. Please respond to the survey, even if you don’t live in Florida.

My suggestion is that you mark question #7 as “None - Authority to regulate should remain with the state”

Also, my suggestion is to “strongly disagree” with the “concepts” so that they come up with a state-wide solution to the problems they present.

Derelict boats and stored in-water boats are a problem in Florida, but we need a state-wide solution. Not local governments choosing when and where you can anchor.

Can't link, but you can find it here:
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well, there's a jackwagon down my street that has turned his house into a powerboat repair shop, and is parking his crappy 'flip' boats on the street for storage. So I guess you could say, you can park your BOAT on the street...
That one *should* be easy to solve. You live in a residential neighborhood and he's running a business. That's only allowed on property zoned commercial.

Contact the town building inspector and ask them to do their job.
If those people really want to control the water they need to purchase that right. In Fl you can lease the submerged lands, the marinas all have to do this. At least then these people would have to pay for that view.
I can see that being a nightmare for boaters. How do you know if a given bit of canal bottom is or isn't owned by the homeowner?
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