Tax Deed Sales and Land Available for Taxes

Tax Deed Sales

Tax deed sales are held by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Jury Assembly Room of the Marion County Judicial Center and are open to the Public. The property is auctioned to the highest bidder. Sales will start at 8:30 a.m. on the days the sales are scheduled.
ALL PROPERTIES ARE SOLD BUYER BEWARE: Any property that is the subject of the Tax Deed Sale is sold "AS IS" without any warranties or representations of any kind or character, express or implied, with respect to the property, including, but not limited to, warranties or representations as to matters of title, land use, zoning, tax consequences, physical or environmental conditions, availability of access, ingress or egress, valuations, governmental approvals, governmental regulations, or any other matter or thing relating to or affecting the property. Without limiting the foregoing, there are no warranties or representations concerning: (a) the ownership of the property; (b) whether the property is subject to any liens, easements or restrictions; (c) the land use, zoning, value, condition, merchantability, marketability, profitability, suitability or fitness for a particular use or purpose of the property; (d) whether any improvements, including buildings or mobile homes, are locate on the property, or the value thereof; (e) the manner or quality of the constructions or construction of materials incorporated into any part of the property; (f) the manner, quality, state of repair, or lack of repair of the property, or of any improvements thereon; or (g) whether utilities are available to the property.

The conditions of each sale will be as prescribed by Florida Statutes 197 and the rules of the State of Florida, as outlined by the Dept of Revenue. Immediately after the sale of each parcel a $200.00 Non-refundable deposit is due or 5% of the winning bid, whichever is greater. This is payable by cash or personal check with valid driver's license. BID AMOUNT, DOCUMENTARY STAMPS AND RECORDING FEES ARE DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS, PAYMENT IS TO BE BY CERTIFIED CHECK, CASH, OR CASHIER'S CHECK ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS TRUSTEE ACCOUNT CHECKS, CREDIT CARDS OR WIRE TRANSFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. CURRENT TAXES ARE DUE AND HAVE NOT BEEN PAID AND THE LAND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE CURRENT TAXES.

Land Available for Taxes

The list of Land Available for Taxes are properties which were offered, but not purchased, at a Tax Deed Sale. After 90 days, any person or governmental unit may purchase the land for the opening bid, plus omitted years taxes, as cited in Florida Statute 197.503 (7) & (8).

The purchase amount is payable by certified check, cashier's check, or money order. Recording fees of $10.00 for the first page, and $8.50 for each additional page, and documentary stamps at 70 cents per hundred dollars are also collected. The recording fees and documentary stamps may be paid by certified check, cashier’s check, money order, or personal check. At the receipt of the funds to purchase a property from the list of Land Available for Taxes a tax deed is issued as requested. Checks WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS THE PROPERTY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.