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Seminole County offers deep discounts under Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Seminole County property owners who have brought their code enforcement liens into compliance may be eligible for a discount of up to 90% on related fines.

The county’s Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program is only effective January 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020 and applies to both homes and business. Those who bring their property into compliance with County Codes may have existing liens reduced up to 90% or no more than a maximum payment of $1,000.00 plus an administrative fee of $250.

Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program Application

Eligibility

Commercial and residential properties are eligible to participate in the program. Property owners with code enforcement liens on multiple properties must apply for a reduction on each property simultaneously under the program. Special assessment liens or payments due for code enforcement abatement actions, such as pool abatement or demolition are not eligible for the amnesty program, however, these must be paid in full for any property requesting a code enforcement lien reduction.* Utility liens are not eligible for the amnesty program.

Conditions

All properties within unincorporated Seminole County seeking a lien reduction must be in compliance with County Codes and have no outstanding code violations on any properties within the county at the time of the application.

The reduced lien shall be paid in full within 30 days from the date of approval by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order only and made payable to Seminole County BOCC.

If the reduced amount is not paid within 30 days from the date of approval, the lien amount will revert back to the original lien amount and the application fee will be forfeited.

Application Instructions

A $100.00 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application submittal. If it is determined that the application is eligible for lien amnesty then the $100.00 application fee will be credited to the lien payment amount.

Applications for the Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty program will be accepted between January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020 by the Development Services Department. Applications are available online or at the County Services Building.

Complete the form and return it with the required $100.00 non-refundable application fee to:

In person
Development Services Department
Code Enforcement Office
1101 E. 1st Street
Sanford, Florida 32771

By mail
Seminole County Development Services Department
Attn: Code Enforcement Office
1101 E. 1st Street
Sanford, Florida 32771.

For more information, call Seminole County Development Services at 407.665.7403.

 

 

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