The District’s Governing Board policy 610-4 requires an assessment of District lands every two years for potential surplus opportunities. The objective of the assessment is to identify and sell lands that no longer meet the original acquisition purposes of providing substantive water resource benefits. Proceeds from the sale of land may only be used to purchase lands meeting the Districts land acquisition goals or debt service associated with those purchases.
A conservation easement is a legal document used to restrict the types of activities that can occur on a property. This option retains environmental protection but returns land to private ownership.
There are no restrictions on who may purchase surplus lands.
Florida Statutes require that the lands be sold for, at a minimum, current appraised value.
The use of proceeds from the sale of surplus lands will be used for the purchase of other lands, or interests in land.
The District has developed a webpage at WaterMatters.org/LandForSale to keep the public informed.
Property available for sale is posted at WaterMatters.org/LandForSale. If interested, contact the District’s Real Estate Section at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4222.