L.A. from Palm Beach County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Is there a limitation, by law, of the number of years a condo board member can be on a board?
Mister Condo replies:
L.A., yes and no! Florida law does limit a single person from serving more than 4 consecutive 2-year terms (total of 8 consecutive years). However, the law went into effect in 2017 so if someone had served 2-year terms prior to 2017, the law doesn’t go into effect until the term that starts after 2017. Further, if the Board Member is elected with 67% of the association’s votes or if there aren’t enough other eligible candidates to run, theoretically, a Board Member could serve even longer. Additionally, if the Board members served 4 consecutive terms, and then took a term off, there is no reason they couldn’t serve for another 4 consecutive terms after a term off. There is a great article I highly recommend for your reading at https://www.fcapgroup.com/flcaj/flcaj-articles/directors-term-limits-will-kick/. I hope your association has plenty of volunteers willing and able to serve so the issue of term limits doesn’t get in the way of the association governance. All the best!