|Primary Sale Type:||Tax Lien Certificate|
|Secondary Type(s):||Tax Deed / OTC Lien / OTC Deed|
|Sale Date(s):||Annually: April - June (Liens) / Monthly - if available (Deeds)
|Bid Type:||Bidding-Down-Interest (Liens) / Premium Bidding (Deeds)|
|Rate of Return:||18% per annum maximum interest - 5% minimum (Liens)|
|Redemption Period:||2 years from date of sale (Liens)
|Over-the-Counter:||Lien / Deed|
|Statute Section(s):||Title 14 Chapter 197|
The two most populous areas in Florida are Miami-Dade (2,496,000+) and Broward (1,748,000+) County.
Florida is classified as a Hybrid state; each county holds an annual Lien sale begining in the spring time, as well as monthly Deed sales. On the day and approximately at the time designated in the notice of the sale, the tax collector shall commence the sale on those lands on which taxes have not been paid.
Auction Process / Redemption:
The smaller counties usually have deed sales every two or three months, while the larger counties might hold one every month. Deed sales are scheduled once the redemption period for a purchased lien has expired. The certificate holder will request a sale upon expiration and may or may not be awarded the deed, as it will be returned to auction. The certificate holder may only be awarded the deed if they are the winning high bidder.
|Resource||Description||Instructions and Additional Information|
|Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers||Links to clerk of the courts websites in Florida.||Click the name of the county to go to their website, or, click 'Clerk Directory' in the left-hand menu to see contact information.|
|Florida Tax Collectors Association||Contact information and website links for tax collectors in Florida.||Find the desired county and click the tax collector's name to get contact informaiton. Then, click 'www' to visit their website.|