§ 260.011 Popular name
§ 260.012 Declaration of policy and legislative intent
§ 260.0125 Limitation on liability of private landowners whose property is designated as part of the statewide system of greenways and trails
§ 260.013 Definitions
§ 260.014 Florida Greenways and Trails System
§ 260.0141 Greenways and Trails Program
§ 260.0142 Florida Greenways and Trails Council; composition; powers and duties
§ 260.0144 Sponsorship of state greenways and trails
§ 260.015 Acquisition of land
§ 260.016 General powers of the department
§ 260.0161 Coordination with Department of Transportation
§ 260.017 Restrictions; rules
§ 260.019 Florida Circumnavigation Saltwater Paddling Trail
§ 260.021 Recreational opportunities on mined lands

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 260

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • commission: means the Governor and the Cabinet; and for purposes of this chapter the commission shall act on a simple majority. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • committee: means a committee appointed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Designation: means the identification and inclusion of specific lands and waterways as part of the statewide system of greenways and trails pursuant to a formal public process, including the specific written consent of the landowner. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Developer: means any person, including a governmental agency, undertaking any development as defined in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Development order: means any order granting, denying, or granting with conditions an application for a development permit. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Development permit: includes any building permit, zoning permit, plat approval, or rezoning, certification, variance, or other action having the effect of permitting development as defined in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governmental agency: means :
    (a) The United States or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (b) This state or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (c) Any local government, as defined in this chapter, or any department, commission, agency, or other instrumentality thereof;
    (d) Any school board or other special district, authority, or other governmental entity. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Greenway: means a linear open space established along either a natural corridor, such as a riverfront, stream valley, or ridgeline, or over land along a railroad right-of-way converted to recreational use, a canal, a scenic road, or other route; any natural or landscaped course for pedestrian or bicycle passage; an open space connector linking parks, nature reserves, cultural features, or historic sites with each other and populated areas; or a local strip or linear park designated as a parkway or greenbelt. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • 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.
  • Land: means the earth, water, and air above, below, or on the surface, and includes any improvements or structures customarily regarded as land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Land development regulations: include local zoning, subdivision, building, and other regulations controlling the development of land. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • 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.
  • Local comprehensive plan: means any or all local comprehensive plans or elements or portions thereof prepared, adopted, or amended pursuant to the Community Planning Act, as amended. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Local government: means any county or municipality and, where relevant, any joint airport zoning board. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Major public facility: means any publicly owned facility of more than local significance. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • 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: means the Office of Greenways and Trails within the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Parcel of land: means any quantity of land capable of being described with such definiteness that its location and boundaries may be established, which is designated by its owner or developer as land to be used or developed as a unit or which has been used or developed as a unit. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, governmental agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Regional planning agency: means the agency designated by the state land planning agency to exercise responsibilities under this chapter in a particular region of the state. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • 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.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Rule: means a rule adopted under chapter 120. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • 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.
  • State land planning agency: means the Department of Economic Opportunity and may be referred to in this part as the "department. See Florida Statutes 380.031
  • Trails: means linear corridors and any adjacent support parcels on land or water providing public access for recreation or authorized alternative modes of transportation. See Florida Statutes 380.0671
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • 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