SANFORD, Fla. — 9 Investigates has obtained new details on unpermitted work that was done at the Seminole County manager's home.
Ray learned Wednesday that even though the county's building permits department was unaware of the work, the Seminole County Property Appraiser's Office knew about it.
Both Guillet and an appraiser told 9 Investigates that the additions were assessed in person, and Guillet's tax bill was filed based on the added value to her home.
That includes an additional bedroom and bathroom that building inspectors didn't even know about until this week.
Recently filed paperwork shows Guillet's home on the St. Johns River has had at least $30,000 worth of unpermitted additions.
There is a bedroom and a bathroom the county's building permits department wasn't aware of until an application was filed. The permit lists Guillet as the owner/builder.
Ray first tried to ask Guillet about the work two weeks ago. Ray tried again Wednesday, but Guillet's parking space at the Seminole County Services Building was empty.
The Property Appraiser's Office's website shows that the office was aware of an addition worth almost $75,000 and a new screen room despite permits not being filed.
An assessor told 9 Investigates that during the last two years, the taxable value of Guillet's home increased by almost $125,000, and she has paid the bill for it.
Officials said they are still assessing what she owes for failing to pull permits in the first place.
Guillet sent 9 Investigates the following statement Wednesday evening:
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