If a property owner requests a reduction of fine for a case that is NOT in compliance, AND there is a pending transaction, the Escrow Release of Lien process is used. The Escrow Release of Lien is an agreement between the property seller, buyer and the City of Coral Springs to correct specific violations by a specific time in order to reduce a lien amount.
The current owner of the property and the buyer who is listed on a valid Real Estate contract. Both the buyer and seller must authorize the application.
No, the property cannot be in compliance in order to qualify for the Escrow Release of Lien process.
There is a $300.00 application fee per case.
No, each code case requesting a reduction must have its own application.
Application requires an original signature and therefore must be mailed to or dropped off at City Hall.
The Director of Development Services will review the application and determine the terms of the Escrow Release of Lien.
No. You may hire an attorney if you wish.
Yes, the city will perform an initial inspection on the property and determine if the property qualifies. This may result in new violations. When the agreement between the owner, buyer and the City of Coral Springs is drawn up, you will be notified of the violations that need to be corrected and time frame for those corrections. Inspections will take place at different intervals to ensure compliance is being met.
The process may take approximately 3-6 weeks.
Yes, in order to qualify for a Escrow Release of Lien there must be a valid pending legal transaction.
The Escrow Release of Lien will outline when fines must be paid.
You may submit a written request to extend the date due, but there is no guarantee the date will be extended. The request must be made before the deadline date.
Once the amount of the reduced lien is paid, the lien will be released and recorded with the Broward Clerk of Courts. Please allow approximately 7-10 business days for the lien release process.