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In accordance with Resolution 2013-115 Section 4, Citrus County has created a Hardship Assistance Program to assist residential property owners, who meet eligibility criteria, with the financial burden created by the imposition of the Municipal Services Benefit Unit for Fire Protection Assessment that was approved on July 23, 2013.
Applications are now available and can be submitted to Citrus County Housing Services and a determination will be based upon the provided information. County staff will review the application within 15 days of submission and a final determination will be made in 30 days. If deemed qualified for the hardship assistance, the County shall pay the Fire Protection Assessment imposed on the qualified homesteaded property.
The following qualifications must be met to be considered eligible for hardship assistance:
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in person or by mail. No applications submitted by email will be considered. Supporting documentation for all occupants of the property from all sources is required and examples of documentation are included on the application. The property owner must be able to provide the Tax Parcel ID number when completing the application and signature is required.
The application form is available at Citrus County Housing Services, Lecanto Government Building, Citrus County Courthouse Administration Office 2nd floor, and on the following websites: www.bocc.citrus.fl.us and www.sheriffcitrus.org
Send completed application together with supporting documentation to:
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners
Attn: Housing Services
2804 W. Marc Knighton Court #12
Lecanto, FL 34461
For any questions, call Citrus County Housing Services at 352-527-7520.