Hardship Assistance Application Deadline for Fire Protection Assessment

Hardship Assistance Application Deadline for Fire Protection Assessment
Citrus County has created a Hardship Assistance Program to assist residential property owners, who 
meet eligibility criteria, with the financial burden created by the imposition of the Municipal 
Services Benefit Unit for Fire Protection Assessment that was approved on July 23, 2013.
Applications will not be accepted after the close of business on Friday, April 30, 2021. 
Applications can be submitted to Citrus County Housing Services and a determination will be based 
upon the provided information. If deemed qualified for the hardship assistance, the County shall 
pay the Fire Protection Assessment imposed on the qualified homesteaded property.
The following qualifications must be met to be considered eligible for hardship assistance:

•             Applicant must be the owner of the residential property and be granted homestead 

•             The total household income of all lawful occupants of the property shall be less than 
or equal to 30% of the current income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development (HUD), as adjusted for family size (income limits are listed on application)

•             The applicant shall have the present intent to maintain the residential property as 
their permanent residence through the remainder of the fiscal year

•             Prior to May 1 each year, the applicant shall file with Citrus County Housing 
Services an application and all supporting documentation to be considered for eligibility

•             Applications submitted without complete and proper documentation will be disqualified 
and denied

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in person or by mail. No applications 
submitted by email will be considered. Supporting documentation for all occupants of the property 
from all sources is required and examples of documentation are included on the application. Copies 
of originals are encouraged and accepted. No documents will be returned. The property owner must be 
able to provide the Tax Parcel ID number when completing the application and signature is required.

The application form is available at Citrus County Housing Services & Lecanto Government Building. 
Send completed application together with supporting documentation to:
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners Attn: Housing Services
2804 W. Marc Knighton Court #12
Lecanto, FL 34461
For any questions regarding applications, please call Citrus County Housing Services at