Property may be redeemed any time prior to the issuance of a tax deed but cannot be redeemed once the Clerk has received full payment for the tax deed. The redemption amount is listed on the "Notice of Application for Tax Deed" mailed prior to the sale.
Redemptions prior to the date of sale should be done at the
Tax Collector’s office, 301 North Olive Ave., Third floor, West Palm Beach. For redemption on the date of sale, bring full payment to the Clerk & Comptroller’s office in Room 3.2300 of the Main Courthouse.
Full payment must be made in cash or a cashier's check drawn upon a U.S. bank. Payment must be made payable to the Tax Collector. The Clerk will not accept a personal check, third party cashier's check or credit card.
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What is a tax deed sale?
A tax deed sale is the auction of property on which tax certificates have been sold by the Tax Collector’s Office for delinquent real estate taxes. Tax deed sales are governed by
Florida Statutes Chapter 197.
Where can I find general information about tax deed sales?
Where can I find out about properties scheduled for tax deed sale?
When and where are tax deed sales conducted?
What are other useful links to find information about tax deeds?
Where can I obtain more information about how to bid in the online auction?
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.
What is the required deposit at the time of the sale?
Bidders must deposit funds equal to the greater of 5% of their maximum intended bid or $200 prior to bidding. Advance deposits may be made online through the electronic auction website via ACH transfer at least three (3) full business days before the auction they intend to participate in. In addition, the deposit may be paid by cash, official bank check or cashier’s check by the close of business on the day before the sale. Personal checks will not be accepted.
When is the full payment due?
Final payment must be received by the Clerk by 2 p.m. the next business day after the sale and may be made by cash, official bank check, cashier's check or wire transfer. Such wire transfer must be received by the Clerk’s bank by 2 p.m. the next business day after the sale. Final payment may not be made by ACH/electronic check. Personal checks will not be accepted.
The Clerk cannot accept payment for multiple properties on one check.
What is a tax deed redemption?
Redemption is the satisfaction of delinquent taxes prior to the issuance of a tax deed. Property cannot be redeemed once the Clerk has received full payment for the tax deed.