Pasco County Code Enforcement Complaint - Porch has to come down
PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA -- I bought my house in 2006, which was sold to me WITH a screened porch. A neighbor got vengeful with me, one who knew that my porch was built without a permit. So I get a visit from code enforcement telling me the porch was never permitted and must come down or I must hire an architect or engineer to write plans out for the porch and certify that the porch is built to most current codes (probably isn't). This whole time, I've been taxed on the porch, it is clearly on the property appraiser's website, the realtor didn't catch that there was no permit, really who would have thought??? he property appraiser office simply says they only check for what's on the property, they're not concerned if a permit has been pulled for it. Why must I pay to have the porch examined and permitted when it was there when I bought it and since its been on the payrolls. They're saying I must also pay double the permitting fee for the porch as well. Also, my Rubbermaid shed, that has to go to. I didn't get a building permit to put up a Rubbermaid shed. Anyone know of another county that is like this, or what I can do about my porch. I love my porch and I feel this should have been caught before I bought the house. Thanks for any advice!