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I want to fly my American flag in my condo unit and I am told no because of their rules Can I get help on this
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Good afternoon. You are protected by both Federal and Florida state law.

On the Federal level, under the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, no condo, co-op, or homeowner association can restrict its owners from displaying the U.S. flag on their property; provided, your association may place reasonable restrictions on the time, place, and manner of the display to protect a "substantial" interest of the association.

On the state level, Florida Statute 720.304 provides as follows:

(2)(a) Any homeowner may display one portable, removable United States flag or official flag of the State of Florida in a respectful manner, and one portable, removable official flag, in a respectful manner, not larger than 41/2 feet by 6 feet, which represents the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or a POW-MIA flag, regardless of any covenants, restrictions, bylaws, rules, or requirements of the association.

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