Real Estate Acquisition Negotiations
Acquires all real estate interest from private and public property owners as necessary to construct roads, utility lines, government buildings, parks, libraries, etc. Also, acquires land for environmental conservation purposes. Real Estate activities are performed in full compliance with federal, state or local laws, as may be required for governmental real estate transactions.
Real Estate Disposition Review
Identifies any County-owned property which could be surplus real estate for possible disposal either by donation or sale in full compliance with
Florida Statute 125.35 or Florida Statute 125.38, as the case may be.
Real Estate Title Examination
Performs special research and title examination of real estate ownerships and property encumbrances necessary to properly acquire or sell real estate. Further, provides assistance to the County Attorney's Office for potential litigation of real estate interests.
County Lands Inventory Control
Maintains the official inventory of all real property owned by Lee County with information as to purpose for acquisition, costs associated with purchase, existing environmental conditions, and improvements made to the land, if any.
Interactive County Owned Land Map.
Tax Deed Sales of County-Held Certificates (Liens)
Initiates applications for tax deed sales, deposits fees and handles subsequent liquidation of County-held tax certificates, in compliance with
Florida Statute 197.502 and
Florida Administrative Code 12D-13.060.
Conservation Lands Program (Conservation 20/20)
Assists the Board-appointed citizen advisory committee with the environmental evaluation of nominated properties for consideration to be purchased. See the
Conservation 20/20 webpage for additional information.