Section 197.3043, Florida Statutes 2009
197.3043 Change in use or ownership of property.--
(1) If there is a change in use or ownership of the tax-deferred property such that the owner is no longer entitled to claim the property as a recreational or commercial working waterfront facility, or there is a change in the legal or beneficial ownership of the property, or the owner fails to maintain the required fire and extended insurance coverage, the total amount of deferred taxes and interest for all previous years becomes due and payable November 1 of the year in which the change in use or ownership occurs or on the date failure to maintain insurance occurs, and is delinquent on April 1 of the year following the year in which the change in use or ownership or failure to maintain insurance occurs.
(2) Whenever the property appraiser discovers that there has been a change in the use or ownership of the property that has been granted a tax deferral, the property appraiser shall notify the tax collector in writing of the date such change occurs, and the tax collector shall collect any taxes and interest due or delinquent.
(3) During any year in which the total amount of deferred taxes, interest, and all other unsatisfied liens on the property exceeds 85 percent of the assessed value of the property, the tax collector shall immediately notify the owner of the property on which taxes and interest have been deferred that the portion of taxes and interest which exceeds 85 percent of the assessed value of the property is due and payable within 30 days after receipt of the notice. Failure to pay the amount due shall cause the total amount of deferred taxes and interest to become delinquent.
(4) If deferred taxes become delinquent under this chapter, on or before June 1 following the date the taxes become delinquent, the tax collector shall sell a tax certificate for the delinquent taxes and interest in the manner provided by s. 197.432.
History.--s. 14, ch. 2005-157.