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Title II
STATE ORGANIZATION
Chapter 7
COUNTY BOUNDARIES
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Section 7.06, Florida Statutes 2009

17.06  Broward County.--The boundary lines of Broward County are as follows: Beginning on the east boundary of the State of Florida at a point where the south boundary of township forty-seven south of range forty-three east, produced easterly, would intersect the same; thence westerly on said township boundary to its intersection with the axis or center line of Hillsborough State Drainage Canal, as at present located and constructed; thence westerly along the center line of said canal to its intersection with the section line dividing sections twenty-six and thirty-five of township forty-seven south, of range forty-one east; thence westerly on the said section line dividing sections twenty-six, thirty-five and other sections to the northwest corner of said section thirty-one of township forty-seven south of range forty-one, east; thence south on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one east, of township forty-seven south, to the northeast corner of section twenty-five of township forty-seven, south, of range forty east, a distance of one hundred and six feet, more or less; thence due west on the north boundaries of the sections numbered from twenty-five to thirty, inclusive, of townships forty-seven south, of ranges thirty-seven to forty east, inclusive, as the same have been surveyed, or may hereafter be surveyed, by the authority of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, to the northwest corner of section thirty of township forty-seven south, of range thirty-seven east; thence continuing due west to the range line between ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east; thence southerly on the range line dividing ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east, to the southwest corner of township fifty-one south, of range thirty-five east; thence east following the south line of township fifty-one south, across ranges thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine and forty, to the southwest corner of township fifty-one south of range forty-one east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one to the northwest corner of section thirty-one of township fifty-one south, of range forty-one east; thence east on the north boundary of section thirty-one and other sections to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean; thence easterly to the eastern boundary of the State of Florida; thence northerly along said eastern boundary to the point of beginning. In addition, the boundary lines of Broward County include the following: Begin at the northwest corner of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, Dade County, Florida; thence, southerly following the west line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the intersection with a line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, easterly following the line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, to the intersection with the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach; thence, northerly following the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach to the intersection with the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, westerly following the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the point of beginning.

History.--s. 1, ch. 6934, 1915; RGS 60; CGL 66; ss. 27, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 78-119; s. 1, ch. 2007-222.

1Note.--

A.  Section 12, ch. 2007-222, provides that "[t]his act shall take effect upon the latter of the date a final order is issued by the Department of Community Affairs, finding the Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment transmitted by Palm Beach County titled University Drive & Riverside Drive TIM & 2020 Map Amendment (DCA No. 07-01) to be in compliance with s. 163.3184, Florida Statutes, or the date a final order is issued by the Administration Commission finding the amendment to be in compliance with s. 163.3184, Florida Statutes, or the date on which the roadway rights-of-way designated in this act are abandoned by Palm Beach County and all appeal periods relating to such abandonment have expired or, if an appeal is filed, a final order confirming the abandonment is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. The publication by the Department of Community Affairs of a notice of intent to find Palm Beach County Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment No. 07-01 in compliance with s. 163.3184, Florida Statutes, shall be deemed to be a final order if no timely petition is filed challenging the amendment." If ch. 2007-222 takes effect, s. 7.06, as amended by s. 1, ch. 2007-222, will read:

7.06  Broward County.--The boundary lines of Broward County are as follows: Beginning on the east boundary of the State of Florida at a point where the south boundary of township forty-seven south of range forty-three east, produced easterly, would intersect the same; thence westerly on said township boundary to its intersection with the axis or center line of Hillsborough State Drainage Canal, as at present located and constructed; thence westerly along the center line of said canal to its intersection with the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one east; thence south on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one east, of township forty-seven south, to the northeast corner of section twenty-five of township forty-seven, south, of range forty east; thence due west on the north boundaries of the sections numbered from twenty-five to thirty, inclusive, of townships forty-seven south, of ranges thirty-seven to forty east, inclusive, as the same have been surveyed, or may hereafter be surveyed, by the authority of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, to the northwest corner of section thirty of township forty-seven south, of range thirty-seven east; thence continuing due west to the range line between ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east; thence southerly on the range line dividing ranges thirty-four and thirty-five east, to the southwest corner of township fifty-one south, of range thirty-five east; thence east following the south line of township fifty-one south, across ranges thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine and forty, to the southwest corner of township fifty-one south of range forty-one east; thence north on the range line dividing ranges forty and forty-one to the northwest corner of section thirty-one of township fifty-one south, of range forty-one east; thence east on the north boundary of section thirty-one and other sections to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean; thence easterly to the eastern boundary of the State of Florida; thence northerly along said eastern boundary to the point of beginning. In addition, the boundary lines of Broward County include the following: Begin at the northwest corner of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, Dade County, Florida; thence, southerly following the west line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the intersection with a line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, easterly following the line which is two hundred and thirty feet south of and parallel to the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east, to the intersection with the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach; thence, northerly following the west boundary line of the Town of Golden Beach to the intersection with the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east; thence, westerly following the north line of section thirty-five, township fifty-one south, range forty-two east to the point of beginning.

B.  Section 6, ch. 2007-222, provides that "[o]n the effective date of this act, Broward County shall be responsible for and embodied with all powers granted pursuant to the State Constitution, Florida Statutes, and Broward County Charter over the territory transferred to Broward County under s. 7.06, Florida Statutes, as amended by this act."

C.  Section 10, ch. 2007-222, provides that "Palm Beach County and Broward County shall be responsible for the public debt relating to the transferred property as required by s. 1, Art. VIII of the State Constitution. These counties shall execute an interlocal agreement no later than September 30, 2007, agreeing to the payment or apportionment of any such debt."

D.  Section 4, ch. 2007-222, provides that "[a]ll land use and zoning designations applicable to the lands subject to this act shall continue in effect until changed by the entity or entities with jurisdiction over those lands subsequent to the effective date of this act. All development orders, permits, and licenses in existence on the effective date of this act shall remain in effect and be permitted to continue in accordance with their terms, notwithstanding that the lands formerly in Palm Beach County are now a part of Broward County."

E.  Section 5, ch. 2007-222, provides that "[a]ll public roads and the public rights-of-way associated therewith, lying within the lands transferred from Palm Beach County to Broward County by this act, are transferred from Palm Beach County's jurisdiction to the jurisdiction of Broward County, except that those public roads and rights-of-way within the lands annexed by the City of Parkland will be transferred to the jurisdiction of that municipality."

F.  Section 8, ch. 2007-222, provides that "[n]othing in this act shall be construed to affect or abrogate the rights of parties to any contracts, which contracts are in effect prior to the effective date of this act."


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