Pasco County’s tax collector does not know the resource of misinformation, but folks are having to pay homes’ back taxes and telling legal house owners they no longer individual the dwelling.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A new gimmick is demonstrating up in Pasco County, where by people feel they can personal a dwelling speedy just by shelling out its back again residence taxes.

“It’s baffling to the thoughts that another person would think by paying out their taxes that they have a home quickly,” explained Mike Fasano, Pasco County Tax Collector.

He does not know how this craze started out.

“Either just one, men and women are getting this info from social media – or they’re paying some entity a large amount of money to be supplied some untrue information,” Fasano stated.

Fasano desired to get the term out following an aged female frantically identified as their business on Friday.

“The human being who thinks they acquired the residence, arrived at the residence and tells the man or woman who’s living there I individual your household now. And of training course this individual panicked.”

The Pasco County tax collector’s business sent a letter to the particular person who attempted to declare the aged woman’s dwelling. It knowledgeable her this is not a genuine process and she could be arrested for trespassing.

“I want to make it distinct to them that they do not possess that residence. You are not even close to possessing that property. In point, what you are carrying out is getting rid of income.”

It could get several years to buy a delinquent household in Florida.

“If you want to do it ideal, you have to take part in the tax certification sale. You have to keep on to that tax certification for two years,” said Fasano. “Then you start out the process of possessing the residence auctioned off.” Even then, an individual else could outbid you for the residence.

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