Florida Tax Lien Certificates

Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificate & Tax Deed
Interest Rate: 18% minimum of 5%
Bid Method: Bid Down Interest
Redemption Period: 2 Years
Sale Date(s): Annual Lien Sale in May; Year-Round Deed Sales
Statute Section(s): Title 14 Chapter 197
Over-the-Counter: Liens- Yes Deeds-Yes

Bidding Types:

The “Bid Down Interest” is the method used in Florida during lien certificate auctions. The tax lien certificate amount is set by the combined total of all delinquent taxes, interests, penalties, and costs. Investors will bid down the interest rate of return they are willing to accept in return for paying the certificate cost. Due to Florida’s minimum 5% return, bidding can go as low as 1/4%, and still offer investors an above-average return.

Tax Delinquent Property Redemption:

Tax lien certificates may be redeemed at any time within 2 years after April 1st of the year of the issuance of the tax certificate. Following the two-year redemption period, the county is able to issue a deed to the property. The county will hold a tax deed sale to determine the new property owner. Bidding will begin with the amount the certificate holder has invested in the property, plus the interest accrued. If the certificate holder is outbid, or if he/she has no interest in gaining ownership of the property, the certificate holder will be reimbursed as if the original property owner had redeemed.

Additional Florida Information:

Each county in Florida does one annual lien certificate sale and multiple tax deed sales. The county tax collector ususally handles the annual lien sale; the county clerk of the courts usually handles the deed sale. The foreclosure of the lien sale is not “self-executing” this is why all counties have annual lien sales and frequent tax deed sales. The smaller counties usually have deed sales every two or three months, while the larger counties might hold one or more each month.

Florida has a good online business registration site.

Florida Real Property Research Resources:

Resource Description Instructions
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 information. Then, click ‘www’ to visit their website.

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Florida County Resource Directory

Everything you want to know that about Florida Tax Line Certificates is a click away. In this table below, you can click on County for links to the County websites, click Census for U.S Census bureau information, see county auction types, population, and click the map image a detailed county map.

County Census Auction Type Population Map
Alachua County 001  Tax Lien 247,336 A state map highlighting Alachua County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Baker County 003  Tax Lien 27,115 A state map highlighting Baker County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Bay County 005  Tax Lien 168,852 A state map highlighting Bay County in the panhandle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Bradford County 007  Tax Lien 28,520 A state map highlighting Bradford County in the corner part of the state. It is small in size.
Brevard County 009  Tax Lien 543,376 A state map highlighting Brevard County in the southeastern part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Broward County 011  Tax Lien 1,748,066 A state map highlighting Broward County in southern part of the state. It is medium in size and shaped like a rectangle.
Calhoun County 013  Tax Lien 14,625 A state map highlighting Calhoun County in the northwestern part of the state. It is small in size.
Charlotte County 015  Tax Lien 159,978 A state map highlighting Charlotte County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Citrus County 017  Tax Lien 141,236 A state map highlighting Citrus County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Clay County 019  Tax Lien 190,865 A state map highlighting Clay County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Collier County 021  Tax Lien 321,520 A state map highlighting Collier County in the southern part of the state. It is large in size.
Columbia County 023  Tax Lien 67,531 A state map highlighting Columbia County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
DeSoto County 027  Tax Lien 34,862 A state map highlighting DeSoto County in the southern part of the state. It is small in size and rectangular in shape.
Dixie County 029  Tax Lien 16,422 A state map highlighting Dixie County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Duval County 031  Tax Lien 864,263 A state map highlighting Duval County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Escambia County 033  Tax Lien 297,619 A state map highlighting Escambia County in the westernmost part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Flagler County 035  Tax Lien 95,696 A state map highlighting Flagler County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Franklin County 037  Tax Lien 11,549 A state map highlighting Franklin County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Gadsden County 039  Tax Lien 46,389 A state map highlighting Gadsden County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Gilchrist County 041  Tax Lien 16,939 A state map highlighting Gilchrist County in the corner part of the state. It is small in size.
Glades County 043  Tax Lien 12,884 A state map highlighting Glades County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Gulf County 045  Tax Lien 15,863 A state map highlighting Gulf County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Hamilton County 047  Tax Lien 14,799 A state map highlighting Hamilton County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Hardee County 049  Tax Lien 27,731 A state map highlighting Hardee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size and shaped like a rectangle.
Hendry County 051  Tax Lien 39,140 A state map highlighting Hendry County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Hernando County 053  Tax Lien 172,778 A state map highlighting Hernando County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Highlands County 055  Tax Lien 98,786 A state map highlighting Highlands County in the southern part of the state. It is large in size.
Hillsborough County 057  Tax Lien 1,229,226 A state map highlighting Hillsborough County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Holmes County 059  Tax Lien 19,927 A state map highlighting Holmes County in the northwestern part of the state. It is small in size.
Indian River County 061  Tax Lien 138,028 A state map highlighting Indian River County in the eastern part of the state. It is small in size.
Jackson County 063  Tax Lien 49,746 A state map highlighting Jackson County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Jefferson County 065  Tax Lien 14,761 A state map highlighting Jefferson County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Lafayette County 067  Tax Lien 8,870 A state map highlighting Lafayette County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Lake County 069  Tax Lien 297,052 A state map highlighting Lake County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size and narrow in shape.
Lee County 071  Tax Lien 618,754 A state map highlighting Lee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Leon County 073  Tax Lien 275,487 A state map highlighting Leon County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Levy County 075  Tax Lien 40,801 A state map highlighting Levy County in the corner part of the state. It is large in size.
Liberty County 077  Tax Lien 8,365 A state map highlighting Liberty County in the northwester part of the state. It is large in size.
Madison County 079  Tax Lien 19,224 A state map highlighting Madison County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Manatee County 081  Tax Lien 322,833 A state map highlighting Manatee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Marion County 083  Tax Lien 331,298 A state map highlighting Marion County in the corner part of the state. It is large in size.
Martin County 085  Tax Lien 146,318 A state map highlighting Martin County in the southern part of the state. It is small in size and shaped like a rectangle.
Miami-Dade County 086  Tax Lien 2,496,435 A state map highlighting Miami-Dade County in the southernmost part of the state. It is large in size.
Monroe County 087  Tax Lien 73,090 A state map highlighting Monroe County in the southernmost part of the state. It is medium in size.
Nassau County 089  Tax Lien 73,314 A state map highlighting Nassau County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Okaloosa County 091  Tax Lien 180,822 A state map highlighting Okaloosa County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size and shaped like a narrow rectangle.
Okeechobee County 093  Tax Lien 39,996 A state map highlighting Okeechobee County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Orange County 095  Tax Lien 1,145,956 A state map highlighting Orange County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Osceola County 097  Tax Lien 268,685 A state map highlighting Osceola County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Palm Beach County 099  Tax Lien 1,320,134 A state map highlighting Palm Beach County in the southern part of the state. It is large in size.
Pasco County 101  Tax Lien 464,697 A state map highlighting Pasco County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size.
Pinellas County 103  Tax Lien 916,542 A state map highlighting Pinellas County in the middle part of the state. It is small in size.
Polk County 105  Tax Lien 602,095 A state map highlighting Polk County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Putnam County 107  Tax Lien 74,364 A state map highlighting Putnam County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Saint Johns County 109  Tax Lien 190,039 A state map highlighting Saint Johns County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Saint Lucie County 111  Tax Lien 277,789 A state map highlighting Saint Lucie County in the southern part of the state. It is small in size.
Santa Rosa County 113  Tax Lien 151,372 A state map highlighting Santa Rosa County in the northwestern part of the state. It is large in size.
Sarasota County 115  Tax Lien 379,448 A state map highlighting Sarasota County in the southern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Seminole County 117  Tax Lien 422,718 A state map highlighting Seminole County in the middle part of the state. It is small in size.
Sumter County 119  Tax Lien 93,420 A state map highlighting Sumter County in the middle part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Suwannee County 121  Tax Lien 41,551 A state map highlighting Suwannee County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Taylor County 123  Tax Lien 22,570 A state map highlighting Taylor County in the corner part of the state. It is medium in size.
Union County 125  Tax Lien 15,535 A state map highlighting Union County in the corner part of the state. It is small in size.
Volusia County 127  Tax Lien 494,593 A state map highlighting Volusia County in the middle part of the state. It is large in size.
Wakulla County 129  Tax Lien 30,776 A state map highlighting Wakulla County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.
Walton County 131  Tax Lien 55,043 A state map highlighting Walton County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size and narrow in shape.
Washington County 133  Tax Lien 24,896 A state map highlighting Washington County in the northwestern part of the state. It is medium in size.

Reference Site Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Florida

Florida County Map



Local Real Estate Clubs

2×4 Investor Network
Contact: Gustavo Berges
Email: g.berges@nicesthouses.com Telephone: (772) 232-9308
When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 11:45 a.m
Where: Applebee’s & Post Saint Lucie Blvd. & US 1
Port St. LuciePolk County Real Estate Investor’s Assn.
Website: http://www.PFAHI.com Contact: Frank Berry
Email: fberry2@juno.com Telephone: (863) 683-0073
When: Every Tuesday 7pm
Where: Ryan’s, 2815 Lakeland Hills Blvd., LakelandBoca Real Estate Investment Club
Website: www.bocarealestate.net Contact: David Dweck
Email: ddweck@gate.net Telephone: (954) 427-7700
When: 2nd Thursday of the Month 7:30pm
Where: Hilton Hotel @ I-95 & Hillsboro Blvd., Boca RatonSnowStorm Property Club
Contact: Doug Hauck
Telephone: (800) 667-4822
When: First Saturday of every Month 11:00am
Where: Boca Granada Condo Association, Boca RatonMiami REIA
Contact: Niki Fulgueira
Telephone: (305) 631-8881, ext. 105
When: Fourth Tuesday of every Month 6:30pm
Where: Bader’s Financial Center, 888 NW 27th Ave.,
2nd floor, Miami

Ridge Area Real Estate Investors Club
Contact: Steve Green
Email: ridgereal@yahoo.com Telephone: (863) 412-1291
When: Last Thursday of the Month 6:30pm
Where: Chamber of Commerace, 310 W. Main Street, Dundee

Jacksonville Florida REIA
Website: www.jaxreia.com Contact: Geane Napier, enapier761@aol.com Carmen Varcadipane, carmen57@mediaone.net Telephone: (904) 725-4443
When: 1st Thursday of each Month 7:00pm
Where: Ramada Inn – Mandarin,
San Jose & I295, Jacksonville

Greater Miami Real Estate Exchangors
Contact: Carlos Mendoza
Telephone: (305) 822-7700
When: Tuesdays 9:00am
Where: 17600 N.W. 2nd Ave.,
Cloverleaf Lines, Miami

Investors Resource Center
Website: www.ircofamerica.com Contact: Duane Williams
Email: duaneaeg@earthlink.net Telephone: 407-831-2235
When: 3rd Thursday of the Month 5:30pm
Where: Winter Park Civic Center, Winter Park

Central Florida Realty Investors (C.F.R.I.)
Website: www.cfri.net Contact: Roberta Siffrar from 10-4pm eastern
Telephone: 407-629-2100
When: First Wednesday of Every Month 6:00pm
Where: 425 N. Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL.

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Assoc., Inc.
Contact: Lettie Tice
Telephone: (813) 875-8222
When: First Tuesday of Each Month 6:00pm
Where: Hilton Metrocenter, Tampa

SW Florida Real Estate Club
Contact: Dave Conte
Telephone: (941) 418-6694
When: 3rd Wednesday of Each Month 7:00pm
Where: Beached Whale, Ft. Myers Beach

South West Florida REIA
Website: www.swflreia.com Contact: RJ Velotti
Email: jeff@fundingflorida.com Telephone: (239)-633-4348
When: 3rd Monday of the month 6:30pm
Where: Woodys BBQ on Daniels Pkwy
Ft. Meyers

Dade Real Estate Investors
Contact: Dom. Napoli
Telephone: (954) 537-1333
When: 3rd Wednesday of the Month 7:00pm
Where: Doubletree Hotel
NE 17th St. & Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Gulf Coast Real Estate Investor’s Assoc.
Website: http://gulfcoastreia.homestead.com/reia.html Contact: Bob Wartman
Email: sarbo@gulfsurf.infi.net Telephone: (850) 478-0421
When: 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 7:00pm
Where: Golden Corral Restaurant, 9th Ave. & Langley
Pensacola

Broward County Investors Association
Contact: Scott Leon
Telephone: 1-866-289-2274 toll free
When: First Wednesday of each Month, 7:00pm
Where: Hilton Hotel @ I-95 & Griffin,
Ft. Lauderdale

Florida Real Estate Investor’s Association
Contact: Sharon Higgenbotham & Dwan Bent
Telephone: (561) 276-8700
When: 3rd Tuesday of each Month, 7:15pm
Where: Holiday Inn, I-95 & Belvedere,
West Palm Beach

Wealth Builders REEA
Website: http://www.reea.com/ Contact: Ellen Petracco
Telephone: (727) 593-3353
When: 3rd Tuesday of every Month, 6:00pm
Where: Quality Hotel, 1200 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa

South Florida Landlords Assoc. (SOFLA)
Contact: Omer Bader
Telephone: (305) 388-1611
When: 2nd Tuesday of every Month, 6:30pm
Where: 888 NW 27th Ave. (Conference Center), Miami

Tallahassee Real Estate Investors Club
Contact: Bill Leonard
Telephone: (850) 545-8080
When: 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 6:00pm
Where: Ryan’s Family Restaurant, Tallahassee

Pasco Real Estate Investors Assn.
Contact: Donna Bastien
Telephone: (727) 842-9990
When: Every Thursday of the Month, 9:00am
Where: Shoney’s Restaurant,
State Rd 52 & U.S. 19, Tallahassee

The Real Estate Club
Contact: Barry Powell
Telephone: (888) 828-6555, ex 18018
When: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 11:30am
Where: Sheraton Tampa Airport Restaurant,
Tampa

The Real Estate Investor’s Network, Inc.
Northeast Florida Chapter
Contact: Robert Clark
Telephone: (904) 378-8092
When: 1st Thursday of each Month, 7:00pm
Where: Holiday Inn, I-295 & Roosvelt Blvd.
Jacksonville

The Real Estate Network of Central Florida
Contact: Leonard Olmer
Telephone: (407) 834-4732
When: 3rd Wednesday of every Month, 6:00pm
Where: Seminole County Library, 215 Oxford Rd.
Jacksonville

WealthBuilder$ of Sarasota
Contact: John Greer
Telephone: (941) 349-4902
When: Wednesday of each Week, 12:00noon
Where: Oriental Buffet, 4458 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota

South Brevard Real Estate Investors
Contact: Carl Andren
Telephone: (321) 773-2230
When: 1st Monday of each month, 7:00pm
Where: Varies (please Call), Melbourne

Ma & Pa Landlord Association
Contact: Rom Roberts
Telephone: (954) 527-5182
When: 1st Thursday of each Month, 12:00noon
Where: Denny’s, Oakland Park Blvd & N.W. 9th Ave.
Ft Lauderdale

Jacksonville Real Estate Investors Assoc.
Contact: Tanya Million
Telephone: (904) 998-1763
When: 1st Thursday of each Month, 7:00pm
Where: Marriott @ Southpoint, Jacksonville

Florida Homebuyers Investment Alliance
Contact: Arlen G. Steinke
Telephone: (954) 491-4321
When: 3rd Wednesday of each Month, 7:00pm
Where: Denny’s, Oakland Pk. Blvd. & N.W. 9th Ave.
Oakland Park

Zero Down Investors
Contact: Charles Andrews
Telephone: (954) 763-9393
When: 3rd Thursday of every Month, 3:30pm
Where: Conference Room, Los Olas (Call for details)
Ft. Lauderdale

Innovative Homebuyers Network
Contact: Edison Gonzalez
Telephone: (954) 914-2355
When: Wednesday’s 12:00 – 1:30
Where: Denny’s Restaurant, 1507 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach

Tampa Bay Real Estate Investors Association
Website: www.TBREIA.com Contact: Dan Stojadinovic
Email: dan@Prospectizer.com Telephone: (727)452-9648
When: First Thursday of every month, 6PM
Where: 1760 Turner St, Clearwater FL
Clearwater

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