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County Lands handles acquisition of real property for all County business including negotiation for the Conservation 20/20 Program. 

Forms to Nominate Property

  • Application (Nomination Form)
  • Renomination or Request for Reconsideration Form (for property previously reviewed and not selected or not acquired for whatever reason)
  • Agent Authorization (for Realtors/Brokers/Negotiating Agents)

What is required?

  • A signed application from all owners of record and/or documentation that gives a representative authority to act on behalf of owners (see the Agent Authorization form above if you have a Real Estate Agent/Broker/Attorney).

Other documentation helpful to submit (but not required)

  • Location map, such as a plat map, aerial photo, and/or legal description.
  • Wetland survey, species survey, plant community inventory, or any other available environmental reports.
  • Approved or pending development plans.
  • A copy of either an Owner's title policy or a Title Search.
  • Boundary survey.

Negotiations

County Lands follows real property acquisition procedures as set forth in Florida Statute 125.355. Therefore, our files are confidential and unavailable for public disclosure during the negotiation process.

Additional requirements of the negotiation process were implemented as a result of the Blue Ribbon Committee review of the Program in 2012 which now includes obtaining a third appraisal if the difference between two appraisals is 20%.  Additionally, the CLASAC makes a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) prior to land contracts being presented to the BoCC for their purchase consideration. The BoCC makes final decisions regarding acquisition of land for County purposes.

Purchases Pending Board of County Commissioner (BoCC) Approval

If you are unsure if your property has been previously reviewed in the Conservation 20/20 Program, or have any questions regarding the intake/review process please contact Reneé Armstrong, Property Acquisition Assistant,
Tel: 239-533-8855 or Email: rarmstrong2@leegov.com.