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2006 Florida Statutes

SECTION 03
Laundries and drycleaners; disposition of unclaimed articles.
Section 715.03, Florida Statutes 2006

715.03  Laundries and drycleaners; disposition of unclaimed articles.--If any person shall fail to claim any garment, clothing, household article, or other articles delivered for laundering, cleaning, or pressing to any laundry or drycleaning establishment for a period of 6 months after the delivery of such article for laundering, cleaning, or processing, the laundry or drycleaning establishment to whom the garment, clothing, or household article is delivered shall have the right to dispose of such garment, clothing, or household article by whatsoever means it may choose without incurring liability or responsibility to the owner provided, however, that before such laundry or drycleaning establishment may claim the benefits of this section it shall at the time of the receiving of such garment, clothing, or household articles, give to the individual delivering such article notice in writing that the articles so delivered may be disposed of by such laundry or drycleaning establishment unless such articles are reclaimed within 6 months from date of delivery to such laundry or drycleaning establishments. Provided, further, that if any garment, clothing, household article, or other articles referred to above is left at a laundry or drycleaning establishment for storage, and insurance is charged for thereon, then, in that event, the said 6 months as set forth above in this section shall not start to run until the period for which the article so insured has expired and when the time for which the insurance on said garment, clothing, or household article shall have expired then the laundry or drycleaning establishment may dispose of the property as though no insurance had been placed on said property in the same way as is provided hereinabove in this section.

History.--s. 1, ch. 57-416.