FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

Some property owners in Fort Lauderdale with outstanding liens are being offered some financial relief.

Those who can bring their property into compliance will be able to clear outstanding liens at a significantly reduced rate.

"We are offering our property owners a one-time incentive to address code violations and bring their properties into compliance at a significant cost savings," said Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler. "By taking advantage of this opportunity, property owners can eliminate a lien at a much lower cost, obtain a clear title to their property, and help improve the safety and aesthetics of our community. We strongly encourage property owners to contact our Code Office or visit our website to find out how to qualify for these substantial savings."

Fort Lauderdale City Commission voted Tuesday to extend the program through September.

For those who qualify, the program will reduce the amount of the lien to 15 percent of the total amount owed on the code enforcement lien, not to exceed 5 percent of the just market value.

To qualify, the property must be in compliance with all current city and state codes and ordinances.

Those with outstanding liens should call (954) 828-5050 to find out if they are eligible for the program.