2007 Florida Statutes
Site rates; posting; advertising; penalties.
513.111 Site rates; posting; advertising; penalties.--
(1) In each recreational vehicle park renting by the day or week, the rates at which each site is rented must be posted in a plainly legible fashion and prominently displayed in the registration area. Such posting of rates must show the maximum amount charged for occupancy; the amount charged for extra conveniences, more complete accommodations, or additional furnishings; and the dates during the year when such charges prevail. Copies of the posted rate schedules for all similar rental sites in each recreational vehicle park must be filed with the department at least 5 days before such rates are to become effective and must be kept current. The rates posted may not exceed those rates on file with the department, and a recreational vehicle park may not charge more than the rates posted and filed with the department.
(2)(a) A person may not display, or cause to be displayed, a sign that may be seen from a public highway or street and that includes a statement or numbers relating to the rates charged at a recreational vehicle park renting by the day or week, unless such sign includes in letters and figures of similar size and prominence a statement as to: the number of rental sites in the park; the rates charged for each rental site; and the dates during which such rates are in effect. In each instance, the rates charged may not exceed the rates posted in the registration area of the park and those filed with the department. A sign may not be displayed which includes a statement or numbers that appear to relate to the rates charged at a recreational vehicle park if in fact the statement or numbers do not relate to such rates.
(b) A person may not publish, or cause to be published, any advertisement, other than any of those referred to in paragraph (a), which includes a statement or numbers relating to rates charged at a recreational vehicle park renting by the day or week, unless such advertisement includes the number of rental sites in the park available at the published rates; includes the dates on which such rates are in effect; and indicates whether there are other rates in effect in the park. In each instance, the rates charged may not exceed the rates filed with the department. For any such advertisement, the type size of the required additional information may not be smaller than one-twelfth of the size of the rate figures advertised or equal to the type size used in the body of the advertisement, whichever is larger. This paragraph does not apply to advertisements or listings in guides or directories that are published by nonprofit organizations or associations or to advertisements of a classified nature placed in the classified section of newspapers and other similar publications.
(c) An advertisement may not be published which contains false or misleading statements about a recreational vehicle park.
(3) An operator of any recreational vehicle park who violates, or causes to be violated, any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083 In addition to the criminal penalty, the department may suspend or revoke the permit of any recreational vehicle park if the department determines that the operator of the park has violated any provision of this section. It is not necessary as a condition precedent to the suspension or revocation of such permit for the offender to have been convicted of violating this section.
History.--s. 13, ch. 84-182; s. 1, ch. 85-65; s. 130, ch. 91-224; s. 36, ch. 92-78; s. 16, ch. 93-150.