Archive | October, 2011

Recreational Fishing Licenses in Florida

10. October 2011

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The state of Florida requires recreational fishing licenses—two different ones—for freshwater and saltwater fishing. Christopher Smith urges you to educate yourself about the requirements, so you can avoid the fines you will pay if you are found fishing without the proper license. An important part of understanding what license you need, is knowing whether you […]

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5 Things You Wanted to Know about Concealed Weapons in Florida

10. October 2011

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1. Who is responsible for concealed licensing in the state of Florida? Concealed weapons licenses are issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Their website is: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/   2. How can I find out if I am eligible to get a concealed weapons permit in Florida? Some of the deciding factors are age, […]

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The Leash Law in Manatee County, Florida

4. October 2011

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Manatee County, like many Florida counties, requires that dogs and cats not be allowed to roam at-large. The only exception to this is with permission on private property. Let us examine this a little more. The complete leash law can be found here. The specific ordinance is found in Sec 2-4-11 (Dogs and cats at […]

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Courses Required for Filing Bankruptcy

4. October 2011

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Bankruptcy laws require everyone who files for bankruptcy to take educational courses. This is required for both Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy filers. You are required to take a class before and after filing. Many vendors offer the required bankruptcy classes in the state of Florida. The bankruptcy courts set guidelines about what must be […]

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Can You Keep Chickens in Your Backyard in Sarasota, Florida?

1. October 2011

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Due to the efforts of interested citizens, it is possible if you live in the city of Sarasota. SmithLaw did a little research to understand the ins and outs. The city ordinance is No. 11-4955. It can be found in its entirety here. The ordinance starts with recognition of the local food movement and that citizens […]

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