Jeff Gentry with the Department of Environmental Protection, 850-245-2755
Sale of any real property together with the improvements located thereon shall be by quitclaim deed on an “as is,” “where is” basis subject to all outstanding taxes, any special liens or assessments, comprehensive land use plans, zoning, restrictions, prohibitions and other requirements imposed by governmental authority; qualifications and matters appearing on the plat, or otherwise common to the subdivision, restrictive covenants, public utility easements and all outstanding easements, reservations and other interests.
The sale shall be subject to a reservation in favor of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida (Trustees) of an undivided three-fourths interest in phosphate, minerals and metals and one-half interest in all petroleum with the privilege to mine and develop the same in compliance with Section 270.11, Florida Statutes.
The successful party shall pay for all costs incurred by DEP, including but not limited to those related to zoning changes, advertising and appraisals, and all costs of closing, including but not limited to, title insurance, documentary stamp tax on the quitclaim deed, recording costs and any other closing costs that result from the transaction. The successful party shall pay all costs of sale incurred by the Trustees or other parties on behalf of the Trustees, by separate certified or cashier’s check, made payable to the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection or an escrow agent designated by the DEP, at the time of closing.
The balance of the purchase price required to be paid by the successful party shall be in the currently available U.S. funds in a manner designated by DEP. The Trustees will not extend credit; therefore, each party is responsible for arranging any necessary financing.
Any response containing or accompanied by counterproposals as to the sale terms or conditions shall be deemed non-responsive and rejected. Each response shall be accompanied by an earnest money deposit in the form of a certified or cashier’s check from a financial institution as defined by Section 655.005, Florida Statutes, made payable to DEP in the amount required by the contract or other terms or conditions established by DEP. The earnest money deposit shall be forfeited to the Trustees if the successful party fails to perform as specified after written notification of award.
NOTICE: The above is not intended to represent entire terms and conditions of any specific transaction, and all offers must be submitted using the Contract for Sale and Purchase and Deposit Receipt, in the offering package. Any changes to the Contract for Sale and Purchase and Deposit Receipt, whether additions or deletions, will cause the Contract for Sale and Purchase and Deposit Receipt to become ineligible for consideration. Please refer to the For Sale and Purchase and Deposit Receipt Contract as well as the entire terms and conditions of any specific transaction. The acreage used in this brochure/website is estimated and not based on a survey. The purchase price of a surplus property will not be reduced regardless of any difference between the estimated acreage and the acreage determined by a survey or other means.
DISCLAIMER: All information contained on this website has been compiled from a variety of sources and, as such, is for general informational purposes only and subject to change without notice. Neither the Department nor the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund makes any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the content, quality, completeness, accuracy or reliability of any information contained on this website or through links to other websites. Neither the Department nor the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund assumes any legal liability for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of the information. Any reliance you place on this information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will the Department or Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund be liable for any loss or damages, whether direct, indirect, general, consequential, incidental, exemplary or special, arising from your use of the information provided on this website or links to any other websites. Interested parties are advised to seek professional assistance or advice prior to entering into a sales contract or lease.
June 28, 2021 - 10:39am
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