§ 253.001 Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund; duty to hold lands in trust
§ 253.002 Department of Environmental Protection, water management districts, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; duties with respect to state lands
§ 253.01 Internal Improvement Trust Fund established
§ 253.02 Board of trustees; powers and duties
§ 253.025 Acquisition of state lands
§ 253.0251 Alternatives to fee simple acquisition
§ 253.027 Emergency archaeological property acquisition
§ 253.03 Board of trustees to administer state lands; lands enumerated
§ 253.031 Land office; custody of documents concerning land; moneys; plats
§ 253.0325 Modernization of state lands records
§ 253.033 Inter-American Center property; transfer to board; continued use for government purposes
§ 253.034 State-owned lands; uses
§ 253.0341 Surplus of state-owned lands
§ 253.0345 Special events; submerged land leases
§ 253.0346 Lease of sovereignty submerged lands for marinas, boatyards, and marine retailers
§ 253.0347 Lease of sovereignty submerged lands for private residential docks and piers
§ 253.035 Coastal anchorage areas
§ 253.036 Forest management
§ 253.037 Use of state-owned land for correctional facilities
§ 253.04 Duty of board to protect, etc., state lands; state may join in any action brought
§ 253.05 Prosecuting officers to assist in protecting state lands
§ 253.111 Riparian owners of land
§ 253.115 Public notice and hearings
§ 253.12 Title to tidal lands vested in state
§ 253.121 Conveyances of such lands heretofore made, ratified, confirmed, and validated
§ 253.1221 Bulkhead lines; reestablishment
§ 253.1241 Studies
§ 253.1252 Citation of rule
§ 253.126 Legislative intent
§ 253.127 Enforcement
§ 253.128 Enforcement; board or agency under special law
§ 253.1281 Review by board
§ 253.129 Confirmation of title in upland owners
§ 253.135 Construction of ss. 253.12, 253.126, 253.127, 253.128, and 253.129
§ 253.14 Rights of riparian owners; board of trustees to defend suit
§ 253.141 Riparian rights defined; certain submerged bottoms subject to private ownership
§ 253.21 Board of trustees may surrender certain lands to the United States and receive indemnity
§ 253.29 Board of trustees to refund money paid where title to land fails
§ 253.34 Transfer of notes owned by board
§ 253.36 Title to reclaimed marshlands, wetlands, or lowlands in board of trustees
§ 253.37 Survey to be made; sale of lands; preference to buyers
§ 253.38 Riparian rights not affected
§ 253.381 Unsurveyed marshlands; sale to upland owners
§ 253.382 Oyster beds, minerals, and oils reserved to state
§ 253.39 Surveys approved by chief cadastral surveyor validated
§ 253.40 To what lands applicable
§ 253.41 Plats and field notes filed in office of Board of Trustees of Internal Improvement Trust Fund
§ 253.42 Board of trustees may exchange lands
§ 253.43 Convey by deed
§ 253.431 Agents may act on behalf of board of trustees
§ 253.44 Disposal of lands received
§ 253.45 Sale or lease of phosphate, clay, minerals, etc., in or under state lands
§ 253.451 Construction of term “land the title to which is vested in the state.”
§ 253.47 Board of trustees may lease, sell, etc., bottoms of bays, lagoons, straits, etc., owned by state, for petroleum purposes
§ 253.51 Oil and gas leases on state lands by the board of trustees
§ 253.511 Reports by lessees of oil and mineral rights, state lands
§ 253.512 Applicants for lease of gas, oil, or mineral rights; report as to lease holdings
§ 253.52 Placing oil and gas leases on market by board
§ 253.53 Sealed bids required
§ 253.54 Competitive bidding
§ 253.55 Limitation on term of lease
§ 253.56 Responsibility of bidder
§ 253.57 Royalties
§ 253.571 Proof of financial responsibility required of lessee prior to commencement of drilling
§ 253.60 Conflicting laws
§ 253.61 Lands not subject to lease
§ 253.62 Board of trustees authorized to convey certain lands without reservation
§ 253.66 Change in bulkhead lines, Pinellas County
§ 253.665 Grant of easements, licenses, and leases
§ 253.67 Definitions
§ 253.68 Authority to lease or use submerged lands and water column for aquaculture activities
§ 253.69 Application to lease submerged land and water column
§ 253.70 Public notice
§ 253.71 The lease contract
§ 253.72 Marking of leased areas; restrictions on public use
§ 253.73 Rules; ss. 253.67-253.75
§ 253.74 Penalties
§ 253.75 Studies and recommendations by the department and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; designation of recommended traditional and other use zones; supervision of aquaculture operations
§ 253.763 Judicial review relating to permits and licenses
§ 253.77 State lands; state agency authorization for use prohibited without consent of agency in which title vested; concurrent processing requirements
§ 253.781 Retention of state-owned lands along former Cross Florida Barge Canal route; creation of Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area; authorizing transfer to the Federal Government for inclusion in Ocala National Forest
§ 253.782 Retention of state-owned lands in and around Lake Rousseau and the Cross Florida Barge Canal right-of-way from Lake Rousseau west to the Withlacoochee River
§ 253.7821 Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area assigned to the Department of Environmental Protection
§ 253.7822 Boundaries of the Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area; coordination of management activities
§ 253.7823 Disposition of surplus lands; compensation of counties located within the Cross Florida Canal Navigation District
§ 253.7824 Sale of products; proceeds
§ 253.7825 Recreational uses
§ 253.7827 Transportation and utility crossings of greenways lands
§ 253.7828 Impairment of use or conservation by agencies prohibited
§ 253.783 Expenditures for acquisition of land for a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico via the St. Johns River prohibited
§ 253.784 Contracts
§ 253.785 Liberal construction of act
§ 253.80 Murphy Act lands; costs and attorney fees for quieting title
§ 253.81 Murphy Act; tax certificates barred
§ 253.82 Title of state or private owners to Murphy Act lands
§ 253.83 Construction of recodification
§ 253.86 Management and use of state-owned or other uplands; rulemaking authority
§ 253.87 Inventory of state, federal, and local government conservation lands by the Department of Environmental Protection
§ 253.90 Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 253 - State Lands

  • Acres mined: means all acres on which mining operations have resulted in extraction of phosphate rock. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means an official, committee, department, commission, officer, division, authority, bureau, council, board, section, or unit of government within the state, including a county, municipal, or other local or regional entity or special district. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annual report: means a detailed report, including maps and aerial photographs, submitted for each mine, which describes and delineates mining operations and reclamation or restoration activities undertaken in the previous calendar year. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Annual report: means a detailed report, including maps and aerial photographs, submitted for each mine, which describes and delineates mining operations and reclamation or restoration activities undertaken in the previous calendar year. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Borrow pit: means an area of land upon which excavation of surface resources has been conducted, is being conducted, or is planned to be conducted, as the term is commonly used in the mining trade, and is not considered a mine. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conceptual reclamation plan: means a graphic and written description of general activities to be undertaken across the whole mine to comply with the reclamation standards and criteria contained in this part. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Conservation lands: means lands that are currently managed for conservation, outdoor resource-based recreation, or archaeological or historic preservation, except those lands that were acquired solely to facilitate the acquisition of other conservation lands. See Florida Statutes 253.034
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Existing mine: means any area upon which an operation is being conducted, or has been conducted, on October 1, 1986. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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.
  • Heavy minerals: means those resources found in conjunction with sand deposits which have a specific gravity of not less than 2. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • 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.
  • Limestone: means any extracted material composed principally of calcium or magnesium carbonate. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local government: means any county or municipality. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Mine: means an area of land upon which mining operations have been conducted, are being conducted, or are planned to be conducted, as the term is commonly used in the trade. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Mine: means an area of land upon which mining operations have been conducted, are being conducted, or are planned to be conducted, as the term is commonly used in the trade. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Mining operations: means those physical activities, other than prospecting and site preparation, which are necessary for extraction, waste disposal, storage, or dam maintenance prior to abandonment. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Multiple use: means the harmonious and coordinated management of timber, recreation, conservation of fish and wildlife, forage, archaeological and historic sites, habitat and other biological resources, or water resources so that they are used in the combination that will best serve the people of the state, making the most judicious use of the land for some or all of these resources and giving consideration to the relative values of the various resources. See Florida Statutes 253.034
  • New mine: means any mine that is not an existing mine. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • 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.
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Operation: means any activity, other than prospecting, necessary for site preparation, extraction, waste disposal, storage, or reclamation. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • operator: includes a parent, its subsidiary, or division. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Operator: means any person engaged in an operation. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Overburden: means soil and rock removed to gain access to the resource in the process of extraction and means such soil or rock before or after its removal. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peat: means a naturally occurring substance derived primarily from plant materials in a range of decomposing conditions and formed in a water-saturated environment. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • 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 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public access: as used in this chapter and chapter 259, means access by the general public to state lands and water, including vessel access made possible by boat ramps, docks, and associated support facilities, where compatible with conservation and recreation objectives. See Florida Statutes 253.034
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reclamation: means the reshaping of lands in a manner that meets the reclamation criteria and standards contained in this part. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Reclamation: means the reasonable rehabilitation of land where resource extraction has occurred. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Resource: means soil, clay, peat, stone, gravel, sand, limerock, metallic ore, or any other solid substance of commercial value found in natural deposits on or in the earth, except phosphate, which is regulated by part III. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • resource extraction: means the removal of resources from their location so as to make them suitable for commercial, industrial, or construction use; but does not include excavation solely in aid of onsite farming or onsite construction, nor the process of searching, prospecting, exploring, or investigating for resources by drilling. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Restoration: means the recontouring and revegetation of lands in a manner, consistent with the criteria and standards established under this part, which will maintain or improve the water quality and function of the biological systems present at the site prior to mining. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Revegetation: means , in reclaimed areas, a cover of vegetation consistent with the criteria and standards established pursuant to this part and consistent with the land form created and the future land uses. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.203
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Wetlands: means any area as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 378.403
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • 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 1.01