Pasco County, FL, adopts rental and vacant property registration ordinance
Pasco County, FL: The Board of County Commissioners has adopted a rental and vacant property registration ordinance.
The ordinance requires any Pasco County property that has been vacant 60 days or more, or that is a rental property, to register the property annually with the County.
Registration must include current contact information for owners and designated property managers, and any changes to any information is due within 30 days.
At time of registration, owners may decide how to receive notification about the property, as well as grant permissions for the Pasco County Sheriff to issue trespass warnings, and according actions, to any persons not listed on the registration or with written authorization to be there.
New rental properties must be registered before occupancy can occur, and all rental properties already existing at the time of the ordinance’s adoption must register by Apr. 20, 2020; with all registration renewals due annually at the date of initial obligation to register.
Vacant property must be registered within 30 days of becoming vacant, or 30 days of assuming ownership of a vacant property, and all properties already vacant at the time of the ordinance’s adoption must register by Apr. 20, 2020; with all registration renewals due annually at the date of initial obligation to register.
Failure to register or maintain current information may be subject to penalties based on Pasco County Code.
The ordinance has been submitted to the Department of State, and will take effect upon filing of the ordinance by the Department.
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