Leaving your shutters up? You could be fined

Leaving your shutters up? You could be fined

If you were planning on leaving your shutters up till the end of hurricane season -think again.

Some cities and towns are threatening homeowners with fines if they leave shutters up longer than two weeks after a storm.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the Village of Royal Palm Beach has issued a dozen notices to people who have not taken down their shutters or plywood since Hurricane Matthew.

If they are cited, fines could reach up to 250 dollars.

The Village issues special storm protection extension permits till November 30 to homeowners who are out of town during the entire storm season.

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