Relocation and Construction Trust Fund
The Florida Forest Service has tower sites, work centers and district offices that have become obsolete and are offered for sale through a sealed bid process. Most of these facilities were once in rural
areas, but are now too close to urban areas to serve the purpose for which they are intended.
The Department may sell these sites but Florida law mandates that proceeds from the sale must be deposited into the Relocation and Construction Trust Fund for purchase of land and construction of a
facility to replace the disposed facility or other sites that improve our wildfire response time or service to the public.
Interested In Purchasing A Fire Tower?
Florida Forest Service Field Units occasionally dispose of fire towers from property that is not being offered for sale. To find out more, go to Surplus Fire
The sites offered for sale range in size from less than an acre to as large as 20 acres. Sites may be vacant or improved with a variety of buildings and, in some cases, a fire tower. Typical improvements
are homes, office buildings, and garage/maintenance buildings.
When sites are identified for disposal, the Florida Forest Service will post information on this website and place "For Sale" signs on the property. Information to be posted on the web includes:
general property information, appraisals, environmental site assessments, asbestos surveys, and bidding information. Since the disposal process can take six months or more, information will be added as it
becomes available.The Florida Forest Service does not normally advertise the sale of these properties in local newspapers.
Parties who may be interested in these types of properties should periodically check this website for listings of new properties and if you are interested in receiving a bid package when a property is put
out for bid, please send an email with your name, address, phone number, and the specific site or sites you are interested in.
John Browne, Land Acquisition Administrator
Florida Forest Service
3125 Conner Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650
FAX: 850/ 921-6724