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Foreclosures - (561) 355-2986

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.

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 legal holidays. Check the online auction calendar for the exact dates of upcoming sales. 

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General Information
What is a foreclosure?

A forced sale of property to satisfy an unpaid debt

When and where are foreclosure sales conducted?
Where can I get a list of upcoming foreclosure SALES?
How can I obtain a list of new foreclosure CASES FILED?

You may order a report of new foreclosure cases filed using the Clerk & Comptroller's online Clerk Cart. From the Clerk Cart home page, click on "Product Categories," then "County Civil." You may need to click through the pages of County Civil reports to see the Foreclosure related reports. 

Register to Bid/Procedures for Sales
What equipment or software do I need to participate in an online auction?

A bidder must have Internet access and a web browser. Recommended browsers include Internet Explorer version 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox version 3.0 or later and Google Chrome version 17 or later. The Clerk Auction site will not support Internet Explorer 6.0 and older Internet Explorer browsers.

How am I eligible to bid on a property?
  • To be eligible to bid at an auction, you must register online prior to the auction at mypalmbeachclerk.clerkauction.com and satisfy the advance deposit requirements.  You must register for yourself and any entities that you represent as a bidder. The Clerk reserves the right to require proof of bidder’s name and/or affiliation.
  • Judgment holders and/or their representatives must also register prior to the auction.
Where can I find information on foreclosure sales procedures?

See Administrative Policy 11-01 Clerk’s Judicial Sales Procedure and the Addendums To Administrative Policy 11-01.

What forms are available online?
I purchased a property at a foreclosure sale. When will I get the certificate of title?

Please see Certificate of Title Information for updates on processing times and issues that may cause delays in receiving your certificate of title.

What are the required fees?

Refer to Fees & Costs for current fee information.

What form of payment is required for bids and deposits? 
  • ACH, cash, cashier’s check from a U.S. or Canadian bank in U.S. funds, or an attorney’s trust account check are acceptable forms of payment for deposits.
  • Final payment may be made by wire transfer, cash, cashier’s check from a U.S. bank, or an attorney’s trust account check.

The following forms of payment are NOT accepted:

  • Personal check
  • Credit cards
  • Third party cashier’s check


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