2016 Florida Statutes
TITLE XLIII - DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 741 - MARRIAGE; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
741.24 - Civil action against parents; willful destruction or theft of property by minor.

FL Stat § 741.24 (2016) What's This?

741.24 Civil action against parents; willful destruction or theft of property by minor.—

(1) Any municipal corporation, county, school district, or department of Florida; any person, partnership, corporation, or association; or any religious organization, whether incorporated or unincorporated, shall be entitled to recover damages in an appropriate action at law, in a court of competent jurisdiction, from the parents of any minor under the age of 18 years, living with the parents, who maliciously or willfully destroys or steals property, real, personal, or mixed, belonging to such municipal corporation, county, school district, department of the state, person, partnership, corporation, association, or religious organization.

(2) The recovery shall be limited to the actual damages in addition to taxable court costs.

History.—ss. 1, 2, ch. 31400, 1956; s. 40, ch. 67-254; s. 1, ch. 67-404; s. 1, ch. 77-366; s. 280, ch. 79-400; s. 36, ch. 88-381.

Note.—Former s. 45.20.

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