Foreclosures

Registration of Foreclosed Property

Sec. 2-331. – Registration of foreclosing residential properties; duty to provide written notice of mortgage foreclosure.

(a) All property owners situated within the City of Belleair Beach, their authorized agent, or mortgage lender of record shall register residential properties with the City of Belleair Beach, subject to foreclosure proceedings on forms provided by the city manager.

(b) All registrations must state the owner’s, or agent’s or mortgagee’s phone number and mailing address located within or without the state. The mailing address may be a post office box, but must also include the street address location of the owner’s, agent’s or mortgagee’s place of business. The registration must also certify that the property was inspected and identify whether the property is vacant at the time of filing. If the property is vacant, the owner and/or registrant must designate and retain a local individual or local (Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco Counties) property management company responsible for the security and maintenance of the property.

(c)  The designation of a property management company must state the individual or company’s name, phone number, and local mailing address. The mailing address may be a post office box but must also include the street address location of the individual or company. If the property is in the process of foreclosure, then the registration must be received within seven days of the initiation of the foreclosure process. If the city manager determines that the property is vacant and that foreclosure proceedings have not been initiated, the registration must be received within 14 days of the city’s first citation for improper maintenance.

(d)  All property registrations are valid for one calendar year. An annual registration fee of $100.00 must accompany the registration form. Subsequent annual registrations and fees are due within 30 days of the expiration of the previous registration and must certify whether the foreclosing and/or foreclosed property remains vacant or not.

(e)  Once the property is no longer vacant or is sold, the owner must provide proof of sale or written notice and proof of occupancy to the city manager.

You can find the complete Ordinance in the PDF attachment below.

The form needed by financial institutions/management companies can be found below in PDF format.

Checks can be made payable to:  The City of Belleair Beach, 444 Causeway Boulevard, Belleair Beach, FL 33786

NOTICE OF IMPENDING FORECLOSURE

Foreclosure Ordinance

NOTE:  The City does NOT maintain a running list of Foreclosures.