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\n\nTHE TAX\nCERTIFICATE SALE top\n\nWhat is the auction process?\nCertificates are sold in the order advertised. Bidding begins at 18\npercent (the maximum rate) and bids down in decrements of one quarter\nof one percent. Each certificate is sold individually to the bidder\noffering the lowest interest rate. In the case of a tie at the lowest\nrate, the winner will be selected using a random number generator in\nthe auction software. Items that receive no bids are \"struck\" to the\ncounty and become county-held certificates. Bids are accepted at 0.00%\n(zero), but certificates awarded at this rate WILL NOT accrue interest.\n\nIs there a cost to participate?\nRegistration on the web site is free. You only need to make payment for\na refundable security deposit and to pay the balance due for any\ncertificate purchases.\n\nWhat is a batch?\nA batch is a subgroup of the list of auction items. The list is divided\ninto batches to make the bidding process more efficient and enable\nparticipants to manage their bids and budgets.\n\nDo I have to bid on all the items in a\nbatch?\nNO. Each tax certificate in each batch is auctioned independently of\nevery other tax certificate.\n\nWhat happens to my security deposit if\nI don't win any certificates?\nThe Tax Collector will issue refunds approximately two weeks after the\nclose of the sale. Refunds of ACH payments will be made electronically\nto the account you\nused to submit the deposit.\n\nWill the Tax Collector send me a paper\ncertificate or list of certificates after the sale?\nNo, the Tax Collector does not issue paper certificates or lists of\npurchases after the sale. To review and download a list of your winning\nbids:\n
The holder of a tax certificate at any time after 2 years have elapsed\nsince April 1 of the year of issuance of the tax certificate and before\nthe cancelation of the certificate, may file the certificate and an\napplication for a tax deed with the tax collector of the county where\nthe property described in the certificate is located.
A certificate holder who makes application for a tax deed shall pay\nthe tax collector at the time of application all amounts required for\nredemption or purchase of all other outstanding tax certificates, plus\ninterest, any omitted taxes, plus interest, any delinquent taxes, plus\ninterest and current taxes, if due, covering the property. In\naddition, the certificate holder shall pay the costs of resale, if\napplicable. Failure to pay such costs within 30 days after notice\nfrom the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall result in the Clerk of the\nCircuit Court entering the land on a list\nentitled lands available for taxes.
The Tax Collector will certify to the Clerk of the Circuit Court a\nlist of all persons required by law to be notified prior to the sale of\nthe property and a certification of monies involved in the application.\nThe tax deed applicant will then be notified of the additional funds\nneeded for advertising and other costs. After all necessary advertising\nand noticing, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will schedule a tax deed\nsale date.\nThe tax deed applicant receives 18% per annum interest on the\napplication, beginning the month after application through the month of\nredemption or tax deed sale date. If the property is purchased by a\nperson other than the certificate holder, the certificate holder will\nbe reimbursed all of the sums paid, including the above referenced 18%\ninterest. For complete rules please see Florida Statute 197.502.
Can I apply for a tax deed online?\nSome tax collectors use LienHub for online tax deed applications. For more information, go to the LienHub site and select the county from the menu on the home page. For tax collectors that do not use LienHub, see the tax collector's website for more information.\n\nCan a homestead property be sold by\ntax deed?\nYes, but the opening bid on property assessed on the latest tax roll as\nhomestead property shall include, in addition to the amount of money\npaid to the tax collector by the certificate holder at the time of\napplication, the amount required to redeem the applicant's tax\ncertificate and an amount equal to one-half of the assessed value of\nthe homestead property as listed on the current year's tax roll.\n\nWho conducts the tax deed sale?\nThe Clerk of the Circuit Court. The tax deed is issued to the highest\nbidder. The opening bid must include all the costs paid by the tax deed\napplicant plus all other costs for conducting the sale. The\ntitle-holder of record has the right to redeem the property by paying\nthe Tax Collector all previously described costs at any time before\nfull payment for a tax deed is made to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.\n\n\n