Funds must be drawn from a US financial institution. Some types of\n money market, brokerage, and/or trust accounts cannot accept ACH\n debits. Please check with your financial institution prior to\n initiating payment on the web site.
Does bankruptcy prevent the sale of a tax certificate?\n Per Administrative Order FLMB 2018-1 of the United States Bankruptcy\n Court, Middle District of Florida, In the interest of fostering the\n benefits of tax certificate sales related to cases before this Court, the\n Court confirms that the automatic stay of 11 U.S.C. 362 (a) does not\n prevent the sale of tax certificates in the ordinary course of Florida Tax\n Collectors business. Certificates will be sold in accordance with\n the Middle District order.
How can I tell if the tax certificate I am bidding on is\n associated with a parcel that is in bankruptcy?\n On the bid page, a red flag will show next to the Account Number for any\n tax certificate that is associated with a parcel that has an account flag\n on it. Placing the cursor on the red flag will display a popup that will\n detail the flag(s) on that account. If the popup contains the word\n bankruptcy or the abbreviated BK, the parcel owner is currently in\n bankruptcy. You can also use the Account Flags field on the Search\n or Report pages of the auction site to identify those parcels that are in\n bankruptcy.
What will I need to do if awarded a tax certificate on a parcel\n that is in bankruptcy?\n If you are the successful bidder, you may be required to transfer the\n proof of claim with the bankruptcy court. A fee may be required to\n complete the transfer of the claim. You may wish to consult with an\n attorney before submitting bids on certificates associated with parcels in\n bankruptcy.
If awarded a tax certificate on a parcel in bankruptcy, can I\n begin a tax deed application right away?\n No. Per Administrative Order FLMB 2018-1 of the United States\n Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, this order does not permit\n the sale of tax deeds, as a sale of property of a bankruptcy estate or\n property of a debtor in bankruptcy is subject to 11 U.S.C. 362 (a) until\n the stay terminates by operation of law or is modified by order of the\n bankruptcy court. Upon the closure of the bankruptcy, Florida\n Statute 197.502 applies. See the Tax Deeds section of this FAQ\n document for more information.\n
At any time after 2 years have elapsed since April 1 of the year of\n issuance of the tax certificate and before the cancelation of the\n certificate, the holder of a tax certificate may file the certificate and\n an application for a tax deed with the tax collector of the county where\n the property described in the certificate is located.
At the time of application, a certificate holder who makes application\n for a tax deed shall pay the tax collector all amounts required for\n redemption or purchase of all other outstanding tax certificates, plus\n interest, any omitted taxes, plus interest, any delinquent taxes, plus\n interest, and current taxes, if due, covering the property. In\n addition, the certificate holder shall pay the costs of resale, if\n applicable, and failure to pay such costs within 30 days after notice\n from the clerk shall result in the clerks entering the land on a list\n entitled lands available for taxes.
The tax collector will certify to the Clerk of the Circuit Court a\n list of all persons required by law to be notified prior to the sale of\n the property and a certification of monies involved in the application.\n The tax deed applicant will then be notified of the additional funds\n needed for advertising and other costs. After all necessary advertising\n and noticing, the Clerk's office will schedule a tax deed sale date.\n The tax deed applicant receives 18% per annum interest on the\n application, beginning the month after application through the month of\n redemption or tax deed sale date. If the property is purchased by a\n person other than the certificate holder, the certificate holder will\n be reimbursed all of the sums paid, including the above referenced 18%\n interest. For complete rules please see Florida Statute 197.502.
\n Can I apply for a tax deed online?\n Some tax collectors use LienHub for online tax deed applications.\n For more information, go to the LienHub\n site\n and select the county from the menu on the home page. For tax\n collectors that do not use LienHub, see the tax collector's web\n site for more information.\n \n Can a homesteaded property be sold by\n tax deed?\n Yes. The opening bid on property assessed on the latest tax roll as\n homestead property shall include, in addition to the amount of money\n paid to the tax collector by the certificate holder at the time of\n application, the amount required to redeem the applicants tax\n certificate, and an amount equal to one-half of the assessed value of\n the homestead property as listed on the current year's tax roll.\n \n Who conducts the tax deed sale?\n The Clerk of the Circuit Court. The tax deed is issued to the highest\n bidder. The opening bid must include all the costs paid by the tax deed\n applicant plus all other costs for conducting the sale. The\n title-holder of record has the right to redeem the property by paying\n the Tax Collector all previously described costs at any time before\n full payment for a tax deed is made to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.\n \n \n