Florida statute 161.57 requires that buyers of property located in coastal areas partially or totally seaward of the coastal construction control line (as defined in Florida statute 161.053) are fully apprised of the character of the regulation of the real property in such coastal areas and, in particular, that such lands are subject to frequent and severe fluctuations.
How do I know if my property is within the Coastal Construction Control Line?
You can find out here.
What is the language used for the Coastal Properties Disclosure Statement?
The property being purchased may be subject to coastal erosion and to federal, state, or local regulations that govern coastal property, including the delineation of the coastal construction control line, rigid coastal protection structures, beach nourishment, and the protection of marine turtles. Additional information can be obtained from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, including whether there are significant erosion conditions associated with the shoreline of the property being purchased.
When should this disclosure be provided?
At or prior to the time a seller and a purchaser both execute a contract for sale and purchase of any interest in real property located partially or totally seaward of the coastal construction control line
How can I get a copy of the Coastal Properties Disclosure Statement?
We will provide you a copy of any Florida Realtors disclosure form for free upon submitting a flat fee MLS listing through our website. This Florida Realtors disclosure is titled as "Coastal Construction Control Line". You can also review Florida statute 161.57, which is what the Florida Realtors disclosure is based upon.
Are there any other requirements of this statute?
Yes, the seller shall provide to the purchaser an affidavit, or a survey meeting the requirements of chapter 472, delineating the location of the coastal construction control line on the property being transferred. The Florida Realtors also has a form available for this, known as "Coastal Construction Control Line Affadavit".
Where can I learn more?