Thursday, July 5, 2018
Trespassers and PALMETTO BERRY HARVEST
PALMETTO BERRY HARVEST
... effective July 17, 2018, Saw Palmetto will be included in the Exploited Plant list in Florida.
This means that it is unlawful for any person to willfully destroy or harvest such plant without first obtaining written permission from the landowner and a permit from the state. Any person transporting for the purpose of sale, selling or offering for sale such plant must have a permit in his/her immediate possession.
It is unlawful for any person to falsify any paperwork/document that permits another person to destroy or harvest such plant.
ANY person transporting or conveying on any public road or highway must have a permit in his/her immediate possession. Any person who violates, commits a Misdemeanor of the 1st Degree and is subject to be arrested.
IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH TRESPASSERS HARVESTING SAW PALMETTO BERRIES, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR CALL THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AT 1-800-342-5869.