§ 17.5-31. General findings.  

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  • (a) Authorize and require the collection of unpaid abatement and violation service fees by the county tax collector pursuant to the Uniform Method of Levy, Collection & Enforcement.

    (b) Under the provisions of Chapter 12, Health, Sanitation, Nuisances and Minimum Property Maintenance Standards, services performed by the city on private property to correct code violations, such as mowing and demolition, are a special benefit to the property owner and the costs associated therewith are charged to the property owners as a "service fee." Unpaid service fees are imposed as a service lien against the real property on which the work was performed.

    (c) F.S. Ch. 197 authorizes the collection by the county tax collector of such service liens as non-ad valorem assessments.

    (d) The special assessment imposed pursuant to this article is imposed by the city, not the county board of county commissioners, property appraiser or tax collector. Any activity of the property appraiser or tax collector under the provisions of this article shall be construed to be ministerial.

(Ord. No. 2013-04, § 1, 2-19-13)