Declaratory Statements

A declaratory statement is the sole means for obtaining a binding interpretation or opinion from the Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners (BOPC) concerning the applicability of statutory provisions, rules or orders over which the BOPC has authority (Chapters 455 and 310, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61G14, Florida Administrative Code.)

A petition for a declaratory statement may only be used to resolve questions or doubts as to how the statutes, rules or orders may apply to the petitioner’s particular circumstances. A declaratory statement is not the appropriate means for determining the conduct of another person or for obtaining a policy statement of general applicability from the BOPC.

Section 120.565, Florida Statutes, and 28.105, Florida Administrative Code, set forth the requirements for filing a petition for declaratory statement from the BOPC. Below is a list of previously issued declaratory statements, if any. Please note that a statement may have been affected by new statute amendments and rule changes so refer to the Statute/Rule cited to verify the information is still applicable. Please note the petitions which have been denied by the Board are not included.

No declaratory statements issued at this time.

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