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Florida Laws: FL Statutes - Title XXXV Chapter 588 Legal Fences and Livestock At Large

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  • 588.01   Requirements of general fence.
    All fences or enclosures of land shall be substantially constructed, whether with rails, logs, post and railing, iron, steel, or other material, and not less...
  • 588.011   Legal fence; requirements.
    (1) Any fence or enclosure at least 3 feet in height made of barbed or other soft wire consisting of not less than three strands of...
  • 588.09   Legally enclosed land; fenced and posted.
    (1) Land shall be legally enclosed land, or posted land, when enclosed by a legal fence, and when there shall be placed along the boundary of...
  • 588.10   Posted notices; requirement.
    Posted notices to the public as required by s. 588.09 shall be signs upon which there shall appear prominently, in letters of not less than...
  • 588.11   Owner to maintain fences and notices.
    The owner of legally enclosed land shall maintain in reasonable good condition the fence or enclosure around such land and shall maintain in legible condition...
  • 588.12   Livestock at large; legislative findings.
    There is hereby found and declared a necessity for a statewide livestock law embracing all lands of the state and necessity that its application be...
  • 588.13   Definitions.
    In construing ss. 588.12-588.25 the following words, phrases, or terms shall be held to mean:(1) "Livestock" shall include all animals of the equine, bovine, or swine...
  • 588.15   Liability of owner.
    Every owner of livestock who intentionally, willfully, carelessly, or negligently suffers or permits such livestock to run at large upon or stray upon the public...
  • 588.16   Authority to impound livestock running at large or strays.
    It shall be the duty of the sheriff or her or his deputies or designees, or any other law enforcement officer of the county, the...
  • 588.17   Disposition of impounded livestock.
    (1) Upon the impounding of any livestock by the sheriff or his or her deputies or designees, or any other law enforcement officers of the county,...
  • 588.18   Livestock at large; fees.
    The fees allowed for impounding, serving notice, care and feeding, advertising, and disposing of impounded animals shall be determined by the sheriff of each county....
  • 588.19   Failure to secure purchaser or insufficient funds to defray certain costs.
    If there be no bidder for such livestock at the sale aforesaid, and the sheriff has been unable to locate the owner through the notice...
  • 588.20   Report of sale and disposition of proceeds.
    (1) The sheriff, upon making a sale or other disposal as herein provided, shall forthwith make a written return thereof to the clerk of the circuit...
  • 588.21   Duty of commissioners to provide places for impounding of livestock and transportation of same.
    The county commissioners of the several counties of Florida shall establish and maintain pounds or suitable places for the keeping of any livestock taken up...
  • 588.22   Duty of impounder.
    The sheriff or county animal control center, whichever is designated by the board of county commissioners, shall provide feed for the impounded animals and see...
  • 588.23   Right of owner.
    The owner of any impounded livestock shall have the right at any time before sale thereof to redeem the same by paying to the sheriff...
  • 588.24   Penalty.
    Any owner of livestock who unlawfully, intentionally, knowingly or negligently permits the same to run at large or stray upon the public roads of this...
  • 588.25   Application; limitation.
    The provisions of ss. 588.12-588.25 shall not apply to counties having special laws or general laws of local application requiring the confinement and restraint of...

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