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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 157
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F.S. 157.29
157.29 Levy of tax for maintaining and repairing drains; assessment and collection of tax; sale of land for unpaid taxes.For the purpose of paying the cost of maintaining and repairing any such ditch, drain or canal and auxiliaries thereto, the board of county commissioners of the several counties of the state, wherein any such ditch, drain or canal is, or may be, located shall, when deemed necessary, levy such tax as in the opinion of said board may be deemed necessary for said purpose, which tax shall be levied upon the same lands originally assessed for the construction of such drain; and the expense of maintenance shall be borne by said lands in the same relative proportion as the original expense of constructing said drain, and the tax so imposed shall be levied and assessed by the same officers at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes are assessed, and shall be collected by the county tax collector as other taxes are collected, and in case of default in the payment of such tax the same penalty shall obtain and the lands may be sold and conveyed in the same way that lands are sold and conveyed for the collection of other taxes, and the money so collected shall be preserved in a separate fund for the maintenance of the ditch, drain or canal for the original construction of which such lands were assessed.
History.s. 4, ch. 6190, 1911; RGS 1767; CGL 2818.