Minimum Housing & Condemnations
1) If Pasco County demolished the property, does that mean they own it?
No. Although Pasco County demolished the property it is still owned by the property owner as listed with property appraiser.
2) How do I buy a property Pasco County demolished?
Pasco County does not own the property. You must get in contact with the current owner/bank.
3) How long does it take to demolish a property once it is condemned?
There is a due diligence process of 45-60 days. This allows for necessary research and legal notices, along with other processing.
4) If I buy a condemned property can I fix it?
New owners of the condemned property can submit an appeal request, with required documents and appeal fee.
5) What happens if my appeal is denied?
If the Deputy Building Official denies the appeal, the magistrate will order a Jurisdictional Demolition. The property owner will then have 30 days to remove and clear the property.
6) How much is a Jurisdictional Demolition Permit?
Permit cost are $ 129.00 if there is 1 structure on the property, and $ 20.00 for each additional mandated structure to be removed.
7) I am looking to buy a condemned property. Does the Condemnation go away since I was not the owner at the time of Condemnation ?
No. Condemnation remains on the property and transfers to the new owners.
8) If a house has numerous code violations, why won’t Pasco County Condemn the property?
Pasco County has legal criteria that a property must meet in order for the property to be Condemnable. For code violations, reach out to Code Enforcement (727) 847-8171 for further assistance.
9) How is Pasco County paying for condemnations?
Tax payer dollars are not used. The slum and blighted program is funded only with Federal Grants.
10) Why is a property condemned? What defines a condemnation?
Chapter 79 - DEMOLITION OF SLUM OR BLIGHTED STRUCTURES:
Sec. 79-2. - Criteria for demolition.
In determining whether a structure should be demolished, the building official or a licensed building inspector working under the supervision of the building official must find the structure or its systems or improvements meet the definition of:
a) A blighted structure or condition;
b) A slum structure or condition;
c) An unsafe or uninhabitable structure;
d) Destroyed" or sustaining "major damage" under the currently-effective FEMA Damage Assessment Operations Manual
Blighted structure or condition means a structure in which conditions endanger life or property or are leading to economic distress:
The structure, or a portion thereof, as a result of decay, deterioration, or dilapidation is likely to fully or partially collapse.
The structural parts have become so dilapidated, decayed, or deteriorated, or there is an unusual sagging or leaning out of plumb of the building or any part thereof caused by deterioration or over-stressing of the structure or structural parts, that the structure is manifestly unsafe.
Minimum Housing & Condemnations
The Minimum Housing area investigates Minimum Housing Customer Service Requests alleged violations of Pasco County Code Section 18-103.
Pasco County Ordinance Article VII. Mobile/Manfactured Homes
Section 18-129 Applicability
This article does not apply to new mobile/manufactured homes and park trailers which have never been installed, set up, or placed onto a site. This article does not apply to homes or trailers located on a commercial sales lot that is in compliance with the county's zoning laws. This article does not apply to recreational vehicles that are fully licensed and ready for highway use. A recreational vehicle is ready for highway use if it is on its wheels or internal jacking system, is attached to the site only by quick disconnect type utilities and security devices, and has no permanently attached structures. This article applies to all other mobile/manufactured homes and park trailers that are parked, stored, or placed at any location, or moved to a different location, in the unincorporated area of Pasco County after June 11, 2007.
Mobile Home & Manufactured Homes Preset inspections Section 18-130 Pre-setup and Mobile Home.