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Pasco County Permits Complaint - Pasco County Is Destroying Homeowners

Review by Pat13 on 2009-07-19
Every homeowner in Pasco County has complaints and problems......

Pasco county dictates every aspect of a homeowners life....they tell you what you can do, where you can do and how you can do it.

You can call central permitting on the 13th of the month and ask is a permit is required and be told no...on the 14th of the same month, the county holds a meeting, suddenly making the asked about permit a requirement...no public notice about the change, and you're lucky if you get the correct information six months after the new ruling has been passed.

Pasco county has unlimited regulations on property upkeep, and unlimited rules denying a homeowner the tight to meets those regulations.

A simle thing like putting up a shed, or an easy seawall fix, not replacement....will land you a hefty fine and a criminal court date....AND this will happen to you after you have checked with Pasco County Central permitting and following the directions you were given.

It seems field inspectors and inside personnel at Pasco County can't get together on their jobs and regulations.

I've had my house up for sale for two years, and the only reason it hasn't sold is because I'm honest and tell potential buyers that Pasco County isn't the place you want to buy in if you want to make improvements on your property.
It's all about money in Pasco County.
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-07-20
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-07-19:
I suggest that you write to your state legislators and also see if your local media would be willing to cover the story. Heck something like this may deserve national media attention.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-07-19:
Don't I know it! Why do you think I live in Western North Carolina? The tax hikes were the last straw. But Soaring is wrong they are stil doing everything by 'the book'. (Trust me I checked)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-19:
First of all, STOP telling people why they should not buy your house if you are trying to sell it. Good grief.

Second, contact your representatives: Local (city council, if you have one), county and state. But you need to be specific and cite examples. If you don't get results, go higher on the food chain. Heck, run for office yourself - you've got the first plank in your platform.

Contacting the local media is good, but also go to state-level media and even national folks like Hannity, Rush and O'Reily. Like them or not, if they talk about your situation, the whole country will be talking about it.

Posted by madconsumer on 2009-07-19:
dealing with city and county permits is a pain in the arse.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-19:
A homeowners association can give you a good taste of what living in a communist country would be like. Not all, but many.
Soaring, the homeowner agreed to all these headaches when they joined up. It's all legal. Always is.
Pat13, you probably either not to be honestly quiet, or take your home off the market.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-07-19:
I have to agree with Mundo. You really are putting a negative spin on the region unnecessarily and killing your opportunities to sell. Like C2O said, you might as well take it off the market then.
You don't have to tell someone a house is haunted if they don't ask.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-07-20:
This house isn't selling because half the houses in Pasco county are on the market. Everyone bought in when the taxes were low and the market was high. The permit process is a gruelling time consuming process. But unless the buyer wants to add a pool they should be fine. It sucks but they are within their rights. I hope this house sells and the homeowner wil then be able to live in a more rural (less involved area).
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-07-20:
C2O, I doubt they agreed to the process of inquiring about a repair, getting approval, doing the repair, and then getting arrested and prosecuted for the crime of doing the repair. That is completely unacceptable.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-07-20:
:I've had my house up for sale for two years, and the only reason it hasn't sold is because I'm honest and tell potential buyers that Pasco County isn't the place you want to buy in if you want to make improvements on your property."

there are basically two reasons a house wont sell.

price or condition.

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