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Informational Notice - Website Services (GIS, Online Permitting) Unavailable Feb. 7-9

Category: General Announcements       Posted By: Kevin Mims       Year: 2020

Informational Notice - Website Services (GIS, Online Permitting) Unavailable Feb. 7-9

Notice Summary: Website upgrades will be conducted beginning Friday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. and should conclude by 12 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9.

After 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 some website services will be unavailable. Those services include:

  • Contractor Portal/ Online Permitting (
  • Services on the BOCC website, including Online Permit Search and Parks Amenities Search
  • GIS online maps and address search

Deadline Extended for Permanent Reassignment of Development Rights Application for Water and Wastewater Utility Availability Assessment

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2020

In accordance with the Assessment Ordinance, Chapter 86 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances, Citrus County, Florida has established a Utility Availability Assessment for water and wastewater availability and maintenance services within the unincorporated areas of the county, as adopted September 10, 2019, effective October 1, 2019 and future fiscal years. 

The assessment for each vacant parcel of property is based on the total number of ERPs attributed to that parcel. An “ERP” or “Equivalent Residential Property/Parcel” is defined in the Assessment Ordinance as the unit or criteria utilized to determine the assessment for each parcel of property, as set forth in the initial assessment resolution. 

The Board of County Commissioners (Board) realizes that there are instances where a property owner may own more than one lot of record, but utilizes the adjoining lot or multiple lots as a single property.  It is the intent of the Board to recognize such properties at a reduced number of ERP’s provided there are sufficient safeguards to assure that the properties will not be separated at a future date into their individual components and further developed into additional building lots.

Pursuant to Administrative Regulation (AR) 11.10-1, and for assessment purposes only, property owner(s) of multiple adjoining residential lots that are under the same ownership can permanently surrender future development rights and be recognized for a reduced number of ERP’s through a formal assignment of development rights to the County by applying for Permanent Reassignment of Development Rights (DVR).  A property owner may be eligible for a reassignment of development rights provided the following conditions are met:

1.            The applicant will not be developing the properties individually.

2.            The subject properties share common boundaries.

3.            The subject properties are under the same ownership.

4.            There is only one residential unit on the subject properties.

5.            A properly completed application, with all required documentation and a non-refundable fee to cover processing costs shall be submitted to Citrus County Staff no later than end of business day on May 15, 2020.

6.            Requests pertaining to non-residential and other unique lots of record will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that this recognition is “NON REVOCABLE” and is binding on all successive owners. 

In addition to the completed application, the following documentation is required:

1. A $50.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee (Please make checks payable to the Board of County Commissioners or BOCC.  Please do not mail cash.)

2. Proof of ownership (to all lots/parcels) i.e. a copy of deed or recent tax notice.

3. Letter(s) of Agent Authorization if applicable.

*Additional information may be required as necessary in accordance with County provisions.

If you would like to take advantage of the DVR process, the application form is available by contacting the Land Section at 352-527-5458 and on the following website:

Join BOCC and Citrus County Veterans Coalition for Passing of the Keys

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2020

Citrus County will officially pass the keys of the Inverness Community Center at 1082 N. Paul Drive, Inverness to the Citrus County Veterans Coalition on Tuesday, February 11 at 9am. The public is invited to join the Commissioners and members of the Veterans Coalition for a photo opportunity recognizing the transition of the property.

The veterans will be using the Paul Drive property for storage of donations and a foodbank for veterans in Citrus County. “We feed over 110 veterans each Tuesday and Thursday,” said Veterans Coalition Vice-President Mike O’Brien. “We will use this additional building for wheelchairs, scooters and other adaptive equipment that the community generously donates along with giving us space for additional freezers and refrigerators. The veterans organization owns property adjacent to the community center building.


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