Palm Beach officials are conducting a 'legal review' of Donald Trump's use of Mar-a-Lago as a residence because of a 1993 permit that restricts long-term stays at the resort.
Trump signed a 'special exception use' agreement in 1993 that let him convert the historic mansion into a for-profit social club. But the agreement includes a clause that limits stays to no more than 10 guests at one time, for no longer than seven days at a time, up to three non-consecutive visits a year.
Neighbors have claimed that Trump has violated the agreement in the past, and Wednesday marks seven days since he flew there prior to President Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration.
The agreement is 'under legal review' by Palm Beach's town attorney John Randolph, Town Manager Kirk Blouin said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Eric Trump argues that his father Donald, left, has a legal right to make Mar-a-Lago his permanent residence
Donald Trump signed a 1993 permit that allowed him to maintain a private club at Mar-a-Lago
Blouin added he has 'no personal knowledge of where ex-President Trump is living or intends to live.'
The Town Council may discuss the 1993 permit and Trump's residency at a meeting on February 9, he said.
If found to have violated the 1993 agreement, the town has the right to revoke the club's occupational license and can seek relief in civil courts, the signed document reads.
But Eric Trump told DailyMail.com that his father has the legal right to live at his property.
'There's absolutely nothing that prohibits my father from living at the property,' he told DailyMail.com.
'My father has the absolute right to live at Mar-a-Lago.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Trump pointed to Section 134-2 of the town's municipal code, which defines private clubs and noted that Mar-a-Lago maintains its RAA-Large Estate Residential zoning.
'Within residential zoning districts, a private club may provide living quarters for its bona fide employees only,' the ordinance reads.
Donald Trump also owns two houses on nearby Woodbridge Road
Donald and Melania Trump, left and second left, pose with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at Mar-a-Lago in 2000
The 1993 permit prevents guests from staying more than 21 days at the club yearly
The town ordinance also defines what constitutes an employee.
'Employee means any person generally working on site for the establishment and includes sole proprietors, partners, limited partners, corporate officers and the like,' the ordinance reads.
Eric Trump added that in his father's 1993 application for the permit, he said the property usage would not change.
'The use of property is not permitted to have changed, and has to be