337.274 Authority of department agent or employee to enter lands, waters, and premises of another in the performance of duties.—The department and its authorized agents and employees are authorized to enter upon any lands, waters, and premises, upon giving reasonable notice to the landowner, for the purpose of making surveys, soundings, drillings, appraisals, environmental assessments, archaeological assessments, and examinations necessary to perform its duties and functions; and any such entry shall not be deemed a trespass or an entry that would constitute a taking in an eminent domain proceeding. The department shall make reimbursement for any actual damages to such lands, water, and premises as a result of such activities.
History.—s. 2, ch. 84-319; s. 7, ch. 89-232; s. 113, ch. 92-152.