Florida Senate - 2013 SB 1026
By Senator Thrasher
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to tax collectors; amending s.
3 197.332, F.S.; specifying that the tax collector may
4 collect delinquent taxes by processing tax deed
5 applications; providing an effective date.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 197.332, Florida
10 Statutes, is amended to read:
11 197.332 Duties of tax collectors; branch offices.—
12 (1) The tax collector has the authority and obligation to
13 collect all taxes as shown on the tax roll by the date of
14 delinquency or
to collect delinquent taxes, interest, and costs ,
15 by sale of tax certificates on real property, by processing tax
16 deed applications, and by seizure and sale of personal property.
17 In exercising their powers to contract, the tax collector may
18 perform such duties by use of contracted services or products or
19 by electronic means. The use of contracted services, products,
20 or vendors does not diminish the responsibility or liability of
21 the tax collector to perform such duties pursuant to law. The
22 tax collector may collect the cost of contracted services. The
23 tax collector may also collect and reasonable attorney
24 attorney’s fees and court costs in actions on proceedings to
25 recover delinquent taxes, interest, and costs.
26 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.