Section 513.055, Florida Statutes 2001
513.055 Revocation or suspension of permit; fines; procedure.--
(1)(a) The department may suspend or revoke a permit issued to any person for a mobile home park, lodging park, recreational vehicle park, or recreational camp upon the failure of that person to comply with this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter.
(b) A permit may not be suspended under this section for a period of more than 12 months. At the end of the period of suspension, the permittee may apply for reinstatement or renewal of the permit. A person whose permit is revoked may not apply for another permit for that location prior to the date on which the revoked permit would otherwise have expired.
(2)1(a) In lieu of such suspension or revocation of a permit, the department may impose a fine against a permittee for the permittee's failure to comply with the provisions described in paragraph (1)(a) or may place such licensee on probation. No fine so imposed shall exceed $500 for each offense, and all amounts collected in fines shall be deposited with the Treasurer to the credit of the County Health Department Trust Fund.
(b) In determining the amount of fine to be imposed, if any, for a violation, the department shall consider the following factors:
1. The gravity of the violation and the extent to which the provisions of the applicable statutes or rules have been violated.
2. Any action taken by the operator to correct the violation.
3. Any previous violation.
History.--ss. 9, 15, ch. 83-321; s. 9, ch. 84-182; s. 17, ch. 93-120; ss. 12, 26, ch. 93-150; ss. 149, 150, ch. 97-101.
1Note.--As amended by s. 17, ch. 93-120, and s. 149, ch. 97-101. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) was also amended by s. 12, ch. 93-150, and s. 150, ch. 97-101, and that version reads:
(2)(a) In lieu of such suspension or revocation of a permit, the department may impose a fine against a permittee for the permittee's failure to comply with the provisions described in paragraph (1)(a) or may place the permittee on probation. A fine so imposed may not exceed $500 for each offense. All amounts collected in fines in a county shall be deposited to the credit of the county health department trust fund of that county.