Escambia County Property Tax Delinquency, We buy houses cash in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa county, at Quality properties of northwest Florida LLC we buy homes to fix them to either resell or to rent them out, we’re working to improve our neighborhoods by creating more value in the homes we buy that will impact the value of other homes in the area, cities like Pensacola, Pace, Milton, Cantonment, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview. We’re real estate investment company that buys any type of property like single family home, multi family, mobile home, and we also buy lands or lots. We buy properties in any condition, we pay for all closing cost, no realtor commission fee, hassle free and no obligations. Escambia county property tax delinquency and the process of tax certificate and tax deed sale.
Tax Deed Sale
Tax deed sales are properties offered for sale to the highest bidder in order to satisfy delinquent property taxes. The Clerk’s Office conducts the sale or public auction in accordance with Florida Statutes. Please refer to Florida Statutes, Chapter 197 for a complete understanding of Tax Deeds.
Tax Deed Sale Process
Property tax delinquency needs to be paid, Property owners are required to pay property taxes on an annual basis to the County Tax Collector. If the owner fails to pay his/her taxes, a tax certificate will be sold by the Tax Collector at a date and time advertised by the Tax Collector.
A tax certificate represents a lien for unpaid real estate taxes. The amount of the certificate is the sum of the unpaid real estate tax and the non-ad valorem assessments, penalties, advertising costs and fees.
The life of a tax certificate is 7 years from the date of issuance. At any time between the second and seventh year, the certificate holder may request the sale of the property to satisfy the certificate. The certificate holder must apply for the tax deed sale by presenting the original certificate to the Tax Collector. For more information about tax certificates, you should contact the County Tax Collector’s office.
The Tax Collector certifies the tax deed application and forwards the application to the Clerk, who computes the base bid. The Clerk’s fee is $60.00 for each application. Additional cost for advertising, sheriff’s service fees, and certified mail fees must also be paid by the certificate holder before the sale date is set.
Once all sale costs have been paid, the Clerk sets a sale date and notifies interested parties in accordance with Florida Statute 197.
Notices of pending tax deed sales are published in a newspaper with local circulation. Tax deed files are available for inspection at the Clerk’s office. Some documents may also be available for viewing on-line.
You must do your own research for each property! Remember this is a “BUYER BEWARE” situation. That means that each buyer must conduct his or her own due diligence. Due diligence includes, but is not limited to, conducting independent research to insure that you are aware of any liens or encumbrances on the property.
Anyone may bid on a property however they must register on this web site and place a deposit prior to the sale. The site provides information for each pending sale, including the name of owner, legal description and the opening bid as well as providing several external links to additional information for your research. The Clerk and Realauction are not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information provided on this site.
Prior to the start of the sale, each participant wishing to place a successful bid on a property must post with the Clerk a deposit of $200.00 or 5% of the anticipated high bid for each property they would like to bid on. Deposits may be made in the form of electronic check, cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Certain restrictions may apply, please check with the Clerk’s office for all rules regarding deposits.
At the date and time specified for the sale, each item is auctioned in order of Clerk’s file numbers. The property is sold to the highest qualified bidder for that property tax delinquency.
Once a sale has been completed, the successful high bidder must remit to the Clerk the balance of the high bid along with recording fees and state documentary stamps of .70 per $100.00 of the bid.
Upon payment of the remainder of the bid, the Clerk will issue a tax deed to the property. The sale is final when the Clerk receives payment-in-full for the tax deed, including recording fees and documentary stamps. The property owner may redeem his/her property by paying all back taxes and costs up until the payment-in-full for the tax deed has been received.
If the certificate holder is not the successful bidder, he/she is reimbursed all monies paid, plus interest earned from the monies received from the successful bidder. Valid liens are then paid out of the monies received. Notarized claims must be submitted to the Clerk’s office to substantiate a claim. The former property owner may claim any excess funds.
The Clerk’s office is not authorized to give legal advice. If you require legal advice, you should obtain it from an attorney or some other source. The Clerk’s office assumes no responsibility for any encumbrances on any property offered for sale.
If you have additional questions concerning the procedure for tax deed sales, please refer to Florida Statutes Chapter 197 or contact the Clerk’s office.
Property tax delinquency is serious issue, if you’re a homeowner and behind on taxes it’s not late to recover from your situation if your property didn’t go on a tax deed sale yet, make sure to either pay the taxes by having help from a family member if you don’t want to sell your house, but if you do want to sell your house fast, I will be happy to help you out in any way I can, and to give you my best cash offer, at Quality properties of Northwest Florida LLC, we buy houses in as is condition, in any condition and any situation.