Florida Senate - 2013 CS for SB 1026 By the Committee on Appropriations; and Senator Thrasher 576-04969-13 20131026c1 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. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 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.