Foreclosure Property Maintenance

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On August 17, 2010, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 10-19 regulating the maintenance of abandoned/vacant properties in foreclosure within the unincorporated geographical limits of Marion County, Florida.

Marion County and the Code Enforcement Division would like to work as partners with the mortgagees on vacant properties to avoid declining property values in our neighborhoods. The cooperation between the County and these mortgagees can provide tremendous help to our neighborhoods during these difficult times.

The Ordinance requires A MORTGAGEE to register and maintain any property of which THE MORTGAGEE has initiated the foreclosure process upon and which is vacant with the Code Enforcement Division.

All registrations require an annual registration fee of $100 per property, and also requires A MORTGAGEE to provide the following information:

  • Owner's or Agent's phone number and mailing address within the State.
  • Certify that the property has been inspected.
  • Designate and retain an individual or property management company responsible for the security and maintenance of the property. This designation must state the individual or company name, phone number, and local address
  • There are additional requirements for posting, please read the code and become familiar with the requirements

All violations of the ordinance shall be presented to the Code Enforcement Board where fines may be levied.

If you have any questions, please contact our Code Enforcement Division at (352) 671-8900 or email us.  Thank you in advance for working with us to make Marion County a great place to live.

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