Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 18-21.019 - Applications, Standards, Criteria, Fees, and Forms for Disclaimers, Quitclaim Deeds or Certificates to Clear Title Formerly Submerged Sovereignty Lands, Filled-In, Bulkheaded, or Permanently Improved in Accordance with Chapter 253, F.S.

Applications for Disclaimers, Quitclaim Deeds or Certificates to Clear Title to Filled Formerly Sovereignty Lands and for Disclaimers for Lands Lost Due to Avulsion or to Reclaim Lands Lost Due to Artificial Erosion or Artificial Erosion and Avulsion.

(1) Disclaimers to Confirm Title of Formerly Sovereignty Lands Filled Prior to May 29, 1951:
(a) Pursuant to the provisions of section 253.129, F.S., applicants for disclaimers to confirm title of formerly sovereignty lands filled prior to May 29, 1951 (prior to June 11, 1957, in Dade and Palm Beach Counties), or subsequent to these dates under authority of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit issued prior to these dates, may apply to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
(b) Applications for a disclaimer must be made on DEP Form #63-031(16), effective date August 22, 1996, titled "Application for Disclaimers to Confirm Title of Formerly Sovereignty Lands" which is hereby incorporated by reference. Applications can be obtained from the address as stated in subsection 18-21.019(6), F.A.C.
(2) Quitclaim Deeds to Clear Title of Formerly Sovereignty Lands Filled after May 29, 1951, but prior to June 11, 1957:
(a) Pursuant to the provisions of section 253.12(6), F.S., applicants for quitclaim deeds to clear title of formerly sovereignty lands filled after May 29, 1951, but prior to June 11, 1957 (except in Dade and Palm Beach Counties), or subsequent to these dates under authority of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit issued prior to these dates, may apply to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
(b) Applications for quitclaim deeds must be made on DEP Form #63-032(16), effective date August 22, 1996, titled "Application for Quitclaim Deed to Clear Title of Formerly Sovereignty Lands" which is hereby incorporated by reference. Applications can be obtained from the address stated in subsection 18-21.019(6), F.A.C.
(3) Certificate Documenting Waterward Boundary Line as of July 1, 1975, of Filled Tidelands:
(a) Pursuant to the provisions of sections 253.12(9) and (10), F.S., applications for a certificate describing the waterward boundary of that parcel as of July 1, 1975, may be requested from the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund by the owner of a parcel of land that borders on a tidally influenced, natural waterbody.
(b) Applications for a certificate must be made on DEP Form #63-030(16), effective date August 22, 1996, titled "Application for Recordable Document for Lands Filled Prior to July 1, 1975" which is hereby incorporated by reference. Applications can be obtained from the address stated in subsection 18-21.019(6), F.A.C.
(4) Applications can be obtained from the following address:

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of State Lands

Bureau of Survey and Mapping

Title and Land Records Section

Mail Station #108

3900 Commonwealth Boulevard

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000

(5) A non-refundable processing fee of $500.00 shall be required for each application submitted.

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Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 18-21.019

Rulemaking Authority 253.03(7) FS. Law Implemented 253.03, 253.12, 253.43, 253.129 FS.

New 11-1-95, Amended 4-17-96, 4-13-98, Amended by Florida Register Volume 45, Number 044, March 5, 2019 effective 3/21/2019.

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