§ 180.01 Definition of term “municipality.”
§ 180.02 Powers of municipalities
§ 180.03 Resolution or ordinance proposing construction or extension of utility; objections to same
§ 180.04 Ordinance or resolution authorizing construction or extension of utility; election
§ 180.05 Definition of term “private company.”
§ 180.06 Activities authorized by municipalities and private companies
§ 180.07 Public utilities; combination of plants or systems; pledge of revenues
§ 180.08 Revenue certificates; terms; price and interest; three-fifths vote of governing body required
§ 180.09 Notice of resolution or ordinance authorizing issuance of certificates
§ 180.10 When election necessary
§ 180.11 Referendum and procedure therefor
§ 180.12 Examinations and surveys
§ 180.13 Administration of utility; rate fixing and collection of charges
§ 180.135 Utility services; refusal or discontinuance of services for nonpayment of service charges by former occupant of rental unit prohibited; unpaid service charges of former occupant not to be basis for lien against rental property, exception
§ 180.136 Water or sewer utilities; notice
§ 180.14 Franchise for private companies; rate fixing
§ 180.15 Liability of private companies
§ 180.16 Acquisition by municipality of property of private company
§ 180.17 Contracts with private companies
§ 180.18 Use by municipality of privately owned utility
§ 180.19 Use by other municipalities and by individuals outside corporate limits
§ 180.191 Limitation on rates charged consumer outside city limits
§ 180.20 Regulations by private companies; rates; contracts
§ 180.21 Powers granted deemed additional
§ 180.22 Power of eminent domain
§ 180.23 Contracts with engineers, attorneys and others; boards
§ 180.24 Contracts for construction; bond; publication of notice; bids
§ 180.25 Contents of notice of issuance of certificates
§ 180.26 Form of certificates
§ 180.301 Purchase, sale, or privatization of water, sewer, or wastewater reuse utility by municipality

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 180

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • municipality: as used in this chapter , shall mean any city, town, or village duly incorporated under the laws of the state. See Florida Statutes 258.09
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011