Dispute Resolution

With the continuation of rapid growth and change in the Treasure Coast Region, an increase in conflicts is occurring. These include conflicts related to annexation, service boundaries, land use and development, multi-jurisdictional transportation networks and roadway expansion, and the siting of public and private infrastructure facilities such as airports and landfills.

Pursuant to Sections 186.502 and 186.509 of the Florida Statutes, Regional Planning Councils must make available a dispute resolution process to reconcile differences between or among local governments, regional agencies, and private interests on planning and growth management issues. This process must be established by rule. The voluntary dispute resolution process for the Treasure Coast Region is adopted as Rule 29K-4 of the Florida Administrative Code.