Florida Senate - 2012 SB 734 By Senator Bogdanoff 25-00679-12 2012734__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to tax deeds; amending s. 197.502, 3 F.S.; authorizing a tax collector to charge an 4 additional processing fee for applications for a tax 5 deed which are submitted through the Internet; 6 providing an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 197.502, Florida 11 Statutes, is amended to read: 12 197.502 Application for obtaining tax deed by holder of tax 13 sale certificate; fees.— 14 (1) The holder of a tax certificate at any time after 2 15 years have elapsed since April 1 of the year of issuance of the 16 tax certificate and before the cancellation of the certificate, 17 may file the certificate and an application for a tax deed with 18 the tax collector of the county where the property described in 19 the certificate is located. The tax collector may charge a tax 20 deed application fee of $75. If the application is submitted 21 through the Internet, the tax collector may charge an additional 22 processing fee equal to the tax collector’s additional costs of 23 providing tax deed application services online. 24 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.