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Hernando offers lien reductions for code violators

Lien reduction applications available through May 31.
Published Apr. 30, 2020

The Hernando County Commission, as part of its resolution to adopt May 2020 as Code Compliance Month, is offering a financial incentive to bring properties with outstanding liens into compliance.

Those who own property that has been liened by the county for a code enforcement violation, and the lien has been established by the Special Master or has been recorded in the Official Records of Hernando County, may submit an application until May 31 for a reduction and satisfaction of 50 percent of each qualifying lien (no reduction in interest or recording fees).

Separate applications must be submitted for each individual recorded document and a $30 application and handling fee is due with each application when submitted. Payments may be made by VISA, MasterCard, American Express or by mail in the form of a check or money order.

Once the completed application and fee have been received by Code Enforcement, it will be reviewed for compliance of ordinance criteria. If review results in all application criteria are met, the applicant will be notified by regular mail through the U.S. Postal Service with the date and time it will be presented to the county commission for reduction and satisfaction of lien.

The lien reduction application is available at hernandocounty.us/departments/departments-a-e/code-enforcement/reduction-of-lien. For information, contact Hernando County Code Enforcement at (352) 754-4056.