Florida Senate - 2013                             CS for SB 1026
       By the Committee on Appropriations; and Senator Thrasher
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to tax deeds; amending s. 197.502,
    3         F.S.; authorizing the tax collector to charge for
    4         reimbursement of the costs for providing online tax
    5         deed application services; providing that an
    6         applicant’s use of such online application services is
    7         optional under certain circumstances; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 197.502, Florida
   13  Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         197.502 Application for obtaining tax deed by holder of tax
   15  sale certificate; fees.—
   16         (1) The holder of a tax certificate at any time after 2
   17  years have elapsed since April 1 of the year of issuance of the
   18  tax certificate and before the cancellation of the certificate,
   19  may file the certificate and an application for a tax deed with
   20  the tax collector of the county where the property described in
   21  the certificate is located. The tax collector may charge a tax
   22  deed application fee of $75 and for reimbursement of the costs
   23  for providing online tax deed application services. If the tax
   24  collector charges a combined fee in excess of $75, applicants
   25  shall have the option of using the electronic tax deed
   26  application process or filing applications without using such
   27  service.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.