Foreclosure Sales Canceled through May 1; Clerk's Office Suspends All In-Person, Non-Essential Services
Per Administrative Order 12.510 Mitigating Measures in Response to COVID-19, all scheduled foreclosure sales are hereby cancelled up to and including May 1, 2020.
Our offices are closed for non-essential, in-person services. Deposits can be made to your account via ACH/electronic check through the Clerk's online electronic auction site. A cashier’s check can also be mailed to the clerk’s office.
Plaintiff payments of clerk fees and final payments for foreclosure sales can be made through ACH or by mailing a check.
Any form of payment must be in accordance with the Administrative Policy 11-01 Clerk’s Judicial Sale Procedure.
Foreclosure Sales Are Conducted Online
Foreclosure sales are conducted online, generally Monday through Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. Bidding begins at 9 a.m. No sales are conducted on designated holidays. Check the online auction calendar for the exact dates of upcoming sales.
The Clerk & Comptroller cannot assist in researching properties, nor can we give legal advice. The Clerk sells property pursuant to court order and cannot guarantee a clear title. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to research the property prior to the sale date.
If you are trying to avoid foreclosure or already have a foreclosure case in court, the Homeowner Support page provides a starting point for you to get the help you need from trusted sources.
Foreclosure Sales Procedure: Administrative Policy 11-01
If you purchased a property at a foreclosure sale and you have not yet received your certificate of title, please check Certificate of Title Information for updates on processing times and issues that may cause delays in receiving your certificate of title.
When the certificate of title is issued, the Clerk's office will eServe an unrecorded copy to all parties listed on the case who have provided email addresses. Plaintiffs/plaintiffs' representatives must provide postage paid envelopes for those parties without email addresses. See more about Electronic Service of Certificates of Title.
Information about sales, procedures and how to register to bid. Download form for Owner's Claim for Mortgage Foreclosure Surplus.
Check the online auction calendar for the exact dates of upcoming sales, including a list of cases set for sale.
The Clerk & Comptroller’s website has the following search engines available:
- Search civil and criminal court records
- Search and view documents in the Official Records
- Search for special assessment liens
Contact the Foreclosures Department
The Foreclosures department is open Monday-Friday (except designated holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
205 N. Dixie Hwy. Room 3.2300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
P.O. Box 4667
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4667