Fines imposed by the Code Enforcement Board or Hearing Officer, when recorded in the public record, constitute a lien against all real and personal property of the violator. This means the lien attaches to all property the owner owns, and the owner will be unable to sell marketable title to any property, not just the one that is the location of the violation, without first satisfying or securing a release of the lien.
Many times respondents are unable to pay Code Enforcement fines/liens which have accrued to a very high level. Assuming the violation that led to the fine has been corrected, it is possible to get the fine reduced or dismissed by requesting the Code Enforcement Board grant reconsideration.
To request reconsideration of one or more Code Enforcement liens, please complete a Reconsideration Request Form and contact the Finance Customer Billing Division at (863) 834-8276 or by email for additional information. Be sure to include the address of the property and your contact information. Please note, reconsideration requests require payment of a $50 processing fee.