Handicap Accessibility

Does Florida Law Require Handicap Accessibility in Associations?

Florida protects the right of disabled members to construct access ramps if medically necessary, as long as the ramp is as unobtrusive and reasonably sized as possible. Fla. Stat. §720.304(5). Though the Homeowners’ Association Act and Condominium Acts do not otherwise expressly require handicap parking and access, the federal Fair Housing Act protects member access in most situations by requiring “reasonable accommodations” to facilitate disabled persons’ access to housing.