Per Chapters 197 and 717 of the Florida Statutes, excess monies are to be held by the Clerk for one year, then if not yet claimed, sent to the State of Florida as unclaimed property.
HOW TO CLAIM FUNDS
If you believe that you have unclaimed funds held by the Clerk’s office:
- Download the Tax Deeds Surplus Funds List and/or the Stale Dated Checks/Unclaimed Funds List to see if you have money to collect.
If you do, please print out and complete the appropriate Affidavit.
- Mail completed Affidavits for Duplicate Checks, a copy of a valid photo ID, proof of address and notarized signature to the Marion County Clerk’s Office, Attn: Finance Department, P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478.
- Mail completed Affidavits for Tax Deed Surplus, a completed W-9 form, a copy of a valid photo ID, proof of address and notarized signature to the Marion County Clerk’s Office, Attn: Tax Deeds, P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478.
Please allow the Clerk’s office sufficient time to process your request.
Tax Deeds Surplus Funds
Pursuant to Chapters 197 and 717, Florida Statutes, surplus funds are held by the Clerk for one year from the date of the sale. If not claimed within this period, surplus funds are reported to the Florida Department of Financial Services as unclaimed. The Tax Deed Surplus List is updated weekly. You may click on the link below to view the List in PDF format. Please note that surplus funds are not included on the List until approximately 30 days after the relevant sale (to provide sufficient time for our office to comply with Florida statutory disbursement requirements).
- W-9 Form: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification - FormW9.pdf (73.6 KBs)
- Tax Deeds Surplus Claim Form - TXD_ClaimtoSurplusProceedsofaTaxDeedSale_2021-02-22_WEB fillable.pdf (1.0 MBs)
- Tax Deeds Surplus Funds List - Tax Deeds Surplus Funds 2023-06-09.pdf (110.0 KBs)
- Unclaimed Funds Affidavit for Duplicate Check - AffidavitforDuplicateCheckStale.pdf (23.0 KBs)
- Clerk Stale Dated Checks/Unclaimed Funds - Clerk stale dated checks 2023-02-14.pdf (101.5 KBs)
- BCC Stale Dated Checks/Unclaimed Funds - BCC Stale Dated Checks Unclaimed Funds 2023-05-05.pdf (130.3 KBs)