Roadway Status Affidavit at Property Transfer

Notice of Ordinance No. 22-23-23

Notice of Special Requirements related to Roadway Status for Fee Simple Real Estate Conveyances recorded in the Official Records of Highlands County, Florida.

Effective April 1, 2024 

Per Highlands County Board of County Commissioners Ordinance No. 22-23-23, any instrument recorded in the Official Records of Highlands County, Florida, which grants, conveys, or transfers fee simple ownership in and to real property shall be accompanied by an affidavit or affidavits verifying the roadway status related to the real property.  An affidavit shall be recorded for each grantee listed in the transferring instrument and such affidavit shall be recorded with, and immediately after in sequence, the transferring instrument.  The affidavit or affidavits shall only be accepted in the form approved by the County Attorney.  Recording fees shall be applicable to any affidavit recorded with the transferring instrument and shall be paid at the time of recording.

To verify roadway status or address concerns related to this new requirement, please contact the
Highlands County Engineering Department at (863) 402-6877

Ordinance No. 22-23-23 
Interlocal Agreement 
Affidavit County Maintained ROW.SGS
Affidavit Unknown Access to ROW.SGS