Florida Rental Laws 2017-02-01T10:38:21+00:00

Florida Rental Laws

Your Guide to helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Florida

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Florida was 19,893,297 on July 1, 2014, a 5.81% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of Florida has 67 counties.

Florida Rental Laws County Map

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits:

  • Amount: No Restrictions
  • Return Deadline:  15 to 60 Days

Fees and Notice:

  • Applications Fees:  No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  7 Day Notice
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent:  Not allowed

Landlord Disclosures:

County Rules and Regulations

Animal Laws County Links

Real Estate Links

Federal Government Regulations

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports       

Tenant Screening

  • Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Counties Provided: Alachua County, Baker County, Bay County, Bradford County, Brevard County, Broward County, Calhoun County, Charlotte County, Citrus County, Clay County, Collier County, Columbia County, DeSoto County, Dixie County, Duval County, Escambia County, Flagler County, Franklin County, Gadsden County, Gilchrist County, Glades County, Gulf County, Hamilton County, Hardee County, Hendry County, Hernando County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County, Holmes County, Indian River County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lafayette County, Lake County, Lee County, Leon County, Levy County, Liberty County, Madison County, Manatee County, Marion County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Nassau County, Okaloosa County, Okeechobee County, Orange County, Osceola County, Palm Beach County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Putnam County, St. Johns County, St. Lucie County, Santa Rosa County, Sarasota County, Seminole County, Sumter County, Suwannee County, Taylor County, Union County, Volusia County, Wakulla County, Walton County, Washington County

Last Updated: October 31, 2016

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