DeSantis signs bill preventing HOAs from blocking hurricane protection measures

by | May 30, 2024

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation mandating that Homeowners Associations cannot deny the installation of hurricane protection measures.

Gov. Ron DeSantis approved legislation on Tuesday that prevents Homeowners Associations (HOAs) or Architectural Review Committees (ARCs) from denying the installation of hurricane protection measures. 

The measure, House bill 293, specifies hurricane protection improvement as including, but not limited to, roof systems, storm shutters, impact-resistant windows and doors, and other approved protective installations in order to create a standardized baseline across the state. 

HOAs must ensure that their hurricane protection specifications align with the applicable building codes, particularly the Florida Building Code. This creates a standardized baseline for acceptable hurricane protection measures across the state

In cases of non-compliance, Homeowner Associations may levy fines or suspend the rights of parcel owners, tenants, and guests. Fines may not exceed $100 per violation but may be given daily if the violation persists. Suspensions may include restrictions of common areas or any other association property. 


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