What kinds of flags ARE allowed?

What kinds of flags ARE allowed?

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What kinds of flags ARE allowed?
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:08 PM
EdFNJ EdFNJ is offline
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Default What kinds of flags ARE allowed?

Obviously the Stars & Stripes are permitted but what is the story with other types of flags flying off your garage outside wall and/or a flag pole?

I have read (on the "other site") that all types of flags are permitted per Florida statutes and someone claimed that the CDD (edit: I mean community standards") said so. Can we hang pictures of birds on flags? Religious flags? Seasonal flags? Political flags?

I always though other than the Stars & Stripes nothing was OK here but now that I read about FL Statutes and have seen some VERY LARGE non-Stars & Stripes flags flying on homes that this is permitted.
I'd like to attach 2 4' x 6' "Welcome To The Rainy Season" flags to my garage. Is that OK?

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Old 07-10-2019, 09:12 PM
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This was what I read: “Flags are outside of our realm under Chapter 190,” Fuchs said of the Florida Statute which details the powers – and lack thereof – of community development districts in Florida.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:46 AM
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Call Community Standards???
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:15 AM
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This is a recent incident involving a flag. I never noticed these flags until I saw a story on Fox 35 local news from Orlando. It didn't give the address, only said The Villages. They showed a home and they had a flag pole and the Stars & Strips Flag with a Trump Flag below. The next day I noticed the flag for the first time right on my normal route, on St. Charles by the St. James Pool/mail stop, you're so busy watching for golf carts, walkers, dogs you really don't look up. Fox News said there was a couple of complaints about the Trump Flag, but since he's the President of the United States, there really wasn't anything to complain about and it has stayed.

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:23 AM
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I don't know the details or wherewithalls about flags for the most part. But I do know that IF you are flying more than one flag, then the Stars and Stripes needs to be higher than any other, and if they aren't the same size, then the Stars and Stripes has to be the largest of the two (or three, four, etc).
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:30 AM
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Call Community Standards???
Problem is, they have no "standards". Depends on the time of day with things that are not spelled out clearly and concisely.

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Bait!?!
Not bait, just trying to find what the actual rules are if there actually are any SPECIFIC rules - like "you can't cut down a tree if it's trunk is greater than 4" diameter". That is a clear, concise rule. No argument if they ding you. for that. C.S. is very selective on how their rules "non-black & white" are applied. Wife used to hang these flags about different things ("spring". birds, etc) all the time up north. Stores sold hundreds of different ones. Was told that was not permitted here so never did it. Yes, that Orlando new article made me want to know.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:35 AM
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This is a recent incident involving a flag. I never noticed these flags until I saw a story on Fox 35 local news from Orlando. It didn't give the address, only said The Villages. They showed a home and they had a flag pole and the Stars & Strips Flag with a Trump Flag below. The next day I noticed the flag for the first time right on my normal route, on St. Charles by the St. James Pool/mail stop, you're so busy watching for golf carts, walkers, dogs you really don't look up. Fox News said there was a couple of complaints about the Trump Flag, but since he's the President of the United States, there really wasn't anything to complain about and it has stayed.
That was what led to the question but not the reason. Also the reason it (allegedly) was allowed was Florida statute 190 not because he is POTUS as it was a political flag not a flag with the seal of the POTUS. Don't want to turn this into a politics discussion. Just want equal treatment for all.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:49 AM
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That was what led to the question but not the reason. Also the reason it (allegedly) was allowed was Florida statute 190 not because he is POTUS as it was a political flag not a flag with the seal of the POTUS. Don't want to turn this into a politics discussion. Just want equal treatment for all.
There is no officially-recognized flag of Donald Trump. HIS (personal, non-officially-recognized) flag doesn't fly from the White House or any other federal building.

If his personal non-officially recognized flag is allowed to fly on the same flagpole as the actual federally-recognized Stars and Stripes, then, by extension, any non-officially recognized flag should be allowed to fly on the same flagpole. So a rainbow flag, or a kitten flag, or a summer flag, or a Chairman Mao flag, or a Mussolini flag, or a Jazuela flag, or a Gary Morse flag.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:15 PM
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Fly any flag you like.
Find out what your neighbors are like!
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:26 PM
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Problem is, they have no "standards". Depends on the time of day with things that are not spelled out clearly and concisely.


Not bait, just trying to find what the actual rules are if there actually are any SPECIFIC rules - like "you can't cut down a tree if it's trunk is greater than 4" diameter". That is a clear, concise rule. No argument if they ding you. for that. C.S. is very selective on how their rules "non-black & white" are applied. Wife used to hang these flags about different things ("spring". birds, etc) all the time up north. Stores sold hundreds of different ones. Was told that was not permitted here so never did it. Yes, that Orlando new article made me want to know.
I'm pretty sure you know where to get that information. Not TOTV.
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