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SOLAR ACCESS LAWS

FL Statute, Chapter 163.04

HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS

Florida law forbids ordinances, deed restrictions, covenants, or similar binding agreements from prohibiting solar equipment use. Under this law, a homeowner may not be denied – by "any entity granted the power or right in any deed restriction, covenant or similar binding agreement to approve, forbid, control, or direct alteration of property…" – permission to install a solar panel, clothesline, or other energy devise using renewable resources."

CONDOMINIUMS

Clarifies that condominiums declarations may not prohibit renewable energy devices. Provides that condominium governing documents cannot prohibit unit owners from placing renewable energy devices within the boundaries of the condominium unit, and removes the three-story height restrictions for installation of solar panels on residential properties.