Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 404
       By Senator Stargel
       15-00371-13                                            2013404__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to real property liens and
    3         conveyances; amending s. 689.02, F.S.; deleting a
    4         requirement that blank spaces be included on a
    5         warranty deed to allow for entry of social security
    6         numbers of grantees on the deed; conforming
    7         provisions; amending s. 695.01, F.S.; providing that
    8         certain types of governmental or quasi-governmental
    9         liens on real property are valid and effectual against
   10         certain creditors and purchasers only if recorded in a
   11         specified manner; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 689.02, Florida
   16  Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         689.02 Form of warranty deed prescribed.—
   18         (2) The form for warranty deeds of conveyance to land shall
   19  include a blank space for the property appraiser’s parcel
   20  identification number describing the property conveyed, which
   21  number, if available, shall be entered on the deed before it is
   22  presented for recording, and blank spaces for the social
   23  security numbers of the grantees named in the deed, if
   24  available, which numbers may be entered on the deed before it is
   25  presented for recording. The failure to include such blank space
   26  spaces, or the parcel identification number, or any social
   27  security number, or the inclusion of an incorrect parcel
   28  identification number or social security number, does shall not
   29  affect the validity of the conveyance or the recordability of
   30  the deed. Such parcel identification number is shall not
   31  constitute a part of the legal description of the property
   32  otherwise set forth in the deed and may shall not be used as a
   33  substitute for the legal description of the property being
   34  conveyed, nor shall a social security number serve as a
   35  designation of the grantee named in the deed.
   36         Section 2. Subsection (3) is added to section 695.01,
   37  Florida Statutes, to read:
   38         695.01 Conveyances and liens to be recorded.—
   39         (3) A lien by a governmental entity or quasi-governmental
   40  entity that attaches to real property for an improvement,
   41  service, fine, or penalty, other than a lien for taxes, non-ad
   42  valorem or special assessments, or utilities, is valid and
   43  effectual against creditors and subsequent purchasers for a
   44  valuable consideration only if the lien is recorded in the
   45  official records of the county in which the property is located.
   46  The recorded notice of lien must contain the name of the owner
   47  of record, a description or address of the property, and the tax
   48  or parcel identification number applicable to the property as of
   49  the date of recording.
   50         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2013.