Published: Feb 26, 2013 8:00 PM EST
Updated: Feb 27, 2013 12:20 AM EST

CAPE CORAL-Fla.-19-million dollars in refunds are going out to tens of thousands of homeowners. The city said the homeowners overpaid for a utility extension project put in about twenty years ago. The homeowners financed the project and their final payment was due just last year. That's why they're getting the refunds now.  

Homeowner, Robert Alvino said, "It probably means the city goofed up and now they found their way and said we better pay these people back before it gets deeper."

The money will only be handed out to the current property owner. The city said it is logistically impossible to track down who paid what when. Checks will be mailed to each homeowner in June. The smallest refund will be less than ten dollars and larger ones will be hundreds of dollars.