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Hillsborough County Ordinance 09-59, Foreclosed Property Registration

In an effort to curtail the growing problem of abandoned and neglected properties in Hillsborough County, the Board of County Commissioners has enacted an Ordinance that requires lenders to register these properties with Hillsborough County Code Enforcement. The intent of the Ordinance is to maintain a listing of these properties for periodic inspection to ensure compliance with Hillsborough County's Property Maintenance Code.

Properties which have been abandoned and are allowed to become overgrown, and where structures are left open and unsecured, not only have a negative impact on community value, but also create conditions that invite criminal activity and foster an environment that is unsafe and unhealthy for the children of our community. It is for these reasons that it is critical to the welfare of Hillsborough County that abandoned properties be maintained so as not to create these nuisance conditions.

This Ordinance applies only to properties in the unincorporated areas of Hillsborough County, and only pertains to properties that are abandoned or vacant, and are in some stage of foreclosure. If a property meets these conditions, it is the responsibility of the lending institution to perform the following actions:

It is the desire of the County Administrator, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Code Enforcement Department to create and maintain a safe and healthy community for all Hillsborough County citizens. Your cooperation and participation in this effort is appreciated.

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