In the great State of Florida, the 3rd largest state, there are 67 counties and 412 cities. Local governments have all of the powers granted to them by the Florida Constitution, the Florida Statutes, general law and special law. Furthermore, most local governments have passed charters, which serve as the “constitution” for the local governmental entity. If the State of Florida were tasked with passing and enforcing laws statewide, it would be overwhelmed. The State of Florida only does so on certain issues (e.g., gun control), and in those circumstances, the State of Florida is known to have “expressly preempted” regulation of that area of the law.
Whether there is an issue regarding local taxes, by-laws, ordinances, elections, or elected officials, our local government attorneys are dedicated to delivering thorough professional representation on a wide variety of local government matters at the state, county, city, or town level.
The Florida Bar board certified local government attorney(s) employed by Bogin, Munns & Munns can assist you in resolving every legal issue pertaining to city, county and local government. With over a dozen Central Florida and Attorney offices in Orlando, Daytona, Melbourne, Ocala, Gainesville, The Villages, Orange City, Titusville, Clermont, Leesburg, Cocoa, St Cloud and Kissimmee, we are conveniently located to assist you.