Florida Senate - 2013                              CS for SB 404
       By the Committee on Judiciary; and Senator Stargel
       590-01989-13                                           2013404c1
    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 or 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 in law or equity against creditors or subsequent
   44  purchasers for a valuable consideration only if the lien is
   45  recorded in the official records of the county in which the
   46  property is located. The recorded notice of lien must contain
   47  the name of the owner of record, a description or address of the
   48  property, and the tax or parcel identification number applicable
   49  to the property as of the date of recording.
   50         Section 3. This act shall take effect October 1, 2013.