In 1985, the Florida Legislature adopted the "Growth Management Act, " to provide a framework for local governments to use as they developed their long-range comprehensive plans. One of the major provisions of this act required local governments to insure that the public facilities and services that are necessary to support development, be available "concurrent" with the impacts of development. This means that all new development must be located where existing services are available or where there are plans and funds to provide these services. On March 30, 1992, the Seminole County Board of Commissioners adopted a concurrency review process in order to implement this requirement. The process was subsequently amended with provisions effective on July 1, 1995.
Seminole County cannot issue to development a Final Development Order under which construction will ensue unless (1) there are sufficient facilities and services reserved for each of the following public facilities:
*Denotes facilities for which capacity or impact fees apply in order to secure the facilities for a particular development, or (2) the development is vested from concurrency review.