Tax Deed Sales and Land Available for Taxes
Tax Deed Sales
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.