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File #: 22-743   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Finance - Records, Taxes, and Treasury Division
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action: 6/7/2022
Title: MOTION TO APPROVE escheating of three properties classified as Lands Available for Taxes to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners pursuant to Section 197.502, Florida Statutes.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Lands Available for Taxes
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: George Tablack
Department: Finance and Administrative Services Division: Records, Taxes, and Treasury

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO APPROVE escheating of three properties classified as Lands Available for Taxes to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners pursuant to Section 197.502, Florida Statutes.

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Why Action is Necessary
This action is necessary pursuant to Section 197.502, Florida Statutes.

What Action Accomplishes
This action is a statutory remedy to the continued failure to pay ad valorem and non-ad valorem real estate taxes.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken
None.

Summary Explanation/Background
THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE RECORDS, TAXES, AND TREASURY DIVISION RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTION.

Pursuant to Section 197.502, Florida Statutes, the properties listed in Exhibit 1 had investors paying the property owners' delinquent real estate taxes in exchange for tax certificates bid at public auctions.

These certificates were not redeemed by the property owners, and after 18 months from the date tax certificates were issued, the investor filed a tax deed application. This is the beginning of the process to bring this property to public auction.

The properties were offered for sale at public tax deed auctions conducted on October 17, 2018, and November 14, 2018. Since there were no bids at auctions, the properties were struck to the investors who filed the tax deed applications. The investors did not pay the additional taxes, costs, and fees due within 30 days of the attempted tax deed auctions.

As a result of the investors' inactions, the properties were categorized as Lands Available for Taxes (LAFT) on January 11, 2019. While on the list of LAFT, the properties were made available for purchase to any person, the County, or any governmental unit for three years subsequent to the date of the l...

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