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:
The applicant will not be developing the properties individually.
The subject properties share common boundaries.
The subject properties are under the same ownership.
There is only one residential unit on the subject properties.
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.
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: