Decline in Foreclosure Filings Pushes Florida Court System into Deficit

April 5, 2011 Posted by kingcade

Florida’s court system is facing a $72.3 million deficit as a result of a decline in foreclosure filings. The State Courts Revenue Trust Fund, established in 2009, is currently incurring the debt. Of the $462 million court system budget, about $370 million is currently funded by the trust fund.

Recently released data suggest that foreclosure filings may not increase any time soon. Although Florida holds the largest shadow inventory in the U.S. at more than 441,000 properties, the average home sits delinquent for 638 days, according to the National Association of Realtors.

It’s been recommended that an emergency plan be created to provide funding to the Florida court system. A temporary transfer of $28.5 million to the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund from the court’s Mediation Arbitration Trust Fund and Court Education Trust Fund is being scheduled to help alleviate the deficit.

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