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St. Lucie County Offers Code Lien Amnesty Program

St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County is once again offering its Code Lien Amnesty program as an incentive to all property owners in the unincorporated area with liens against their property because of outstanding code violations.

From June 1 through June 30, any business or property owner with outstanding code enforcement liens that brings their property into compliance with St. Lucie County Codes and Ordinances will have their liens reduced to 10 percent of the outstanding lien.

Designed to reduce the backlog of outstanding code violations; last year, this inaugural program helped 56 participants (11 percent of the outstanding violations) bring their homes and/or businesses up to current codes.

In order to be eligible for the Lien Amnesty Program, the entire property must be in compliance with all county Codes and Ordinances and property owners shall not have any active code enforcement violations on any other properties owned in the unincorporated areas of St. Lucie County. All properties applying for amnesty will be inspected to confirm there are no code violations. Upon approved inspection, the reduced lien (10 percent of original lien) must be paid within 30 days.

Properties with outstanding code liens are being mailed information about this program, along with applications. However, additional information and the application to apply for this program can be found online at http://www.stlucieco.gov/amnesty

For more details contact the St. Lucie County Code Compliance staff at 772-462-1571.

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