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The applicant or his/her authorized representative must be present at any requested meeting and any requested public hearing considering the application and it is the duty of the applicant or his/her authorized representative to obtain the time, date, and place of all public hearings and/or meetings at the Office of the City Clerk. Failure to appear shall be sufficient cause to deny the request due to lack of evidence.
A. APPLICATION: The application must be complete and accompanied by the filing fee which is non-refundable, engineering fees if applicable, must also be paid at the time of submittal. FEE: $500.00. Advertising fee $350.
B. LOCATION MAP OF SUBJECT PROPERTY: Folded.
C. CONTIGUOUS LAND STATEMENT: State as to whether or not the owner has a proprietary interest, or in any way has other contractual interest in any land which is contiguous to the land which is the subject of this request. If so, also attach a legal description of the property and identify as "Additional Land Holdings in the Area." State the interest in such land.
D. CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP: Submit a certificate from a duly licensed title or abstract company or a licensed attorney-at-law showing that the owner is the present titleholder of record. (WARRANTY DEEDS, TITLE INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, TAX RECEIPTS, ETC., ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AS PROOF OF OWNERSHIP)
E. CERTIFICATE FROM OWNER OF RECORD: Certificate from the owner of record that the applicant has the authority to submit this application if the applicant is not the property owner.
F. LIST OF SURROUNDING PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN 200' ON LABELS: This may be obtained from the Pinellas County Property Appraisers Office PCPAO.org by completing a Radius Search request.
G. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Please include this with the application.
H. CERTIFIED BOUNDARY SURVEY OF THE PROPERTY: Survey must be current, within the last 12 months, and sealed.
I. LETTER FROM ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER: Stating intention to join in request and supporting the application.
Provide all pertinent historical background, including the following: Rights of possession or reversion to present or prior title holder. If applicant seeks to acquire title to the land, if vacated, justification for eligibility shall be submitted with priority for eligibility being given to owners of adjacent property.
Provide a statement as to the public purpose or benefit to be achieved by vacating this city owned land.
This page is only to be completed if the property owner is not the applicant.
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