Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes
Arbitration Information and News
Mediation in Arbitration & Division Appointed Mediator
Effective October 1, 1997, amendments to the Condominium and Cooperative Acts require the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes to develop a program to certify paid mediators to provide mediation of condominium and cooperative disputes. Pursuant to section 718.501(1)(m), Florida Statutes:
The division shall develop a program to certify both volunteer and paid mediators to provide mediation of condominium disputes. The division shall provide, upon request, a list of such mediators to any association, unit owner, or other participant in arbitration proceedings under s. 718.1255 requesting a copy of the list. The division shall include on the list of volunteer mediators only the names of persons who have received at least 20 hours of training in mediation techniques or who have mediated at least 20 disputes. In order to become initially certified by the division, paid mediators must be certified by the Supreme Court to mediate court cases in either county or circuit courts. However, the division may adopt, by rule, additional factors for the certification of paid mediators, which factors must be related to experience, education, or background. Any person initially certified as a paid mediator by the division must, in order to continue to be certified, comply with the factors or requirements imposed by rules adopted by the division.
The individuals listed below have met the minimum requirements of section 718.501(1)(m), Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61B-25, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). These individuals are available to provide volunteer mediation of condominium and cooperative disputes. Pursuant to Rule 61B-25.002, F.A.C.:
The Division will remove from the list any person who accepts compensation or reimbursement for the mediation of a condominium dispute when the mediator was selected from the list or who submits false information in the application or documentation required by Rule 61B-25.003, F.A.C. The Division does not endorse or in any way approve any volunteer mediator appearing on the list.
All arrangements for the mediation are to be handled entirely by the disputing parties and the mediator. The cost of travel and incidentals, if any, is to be assumed entirely by the mediator.
Division Certified Mediator Lists
The current list of qualified mediators is provided below. Please be aware that the scheduling of mediators and payment arrangements are to be handled entirely by the disputing parties and the mediator.
- Condominium Certified Paid Mediator List by County
- Condominium Certified Volunteer Mediator by County
Information on Attorney's Fees and Costs