A Tax Deed sale is the sale of property at Public Auction for back taxes and fees associated with bringing the property to sale. Anyone may bid on the property and it is sold to the highest bidder. The total amount bid, plus recording fees, must be paid to the Clerk of the Court’s office. A Tax Deed may be stopped according to Florida Statute 197.422 by redemption of all taxes and fees paid to the Tax Collector’s Office prior to the recording of the Tax Deed. Please be aware that after you have received a Tax Deed, additional activities may be necessary in order to obtain marketable title. You may wish to contact your attorney for further information. Please feel free to contact the Tax Department at (863) 675-5280 for any additional information or the Clerk of Court’s Office at (863) 675-5217.
Tax Deed Process
If you are a certificate/lien holder and wish to obtain a quote and/or apply for a tax deed, please click here – RealTDA. All questions pertaining to navigating this site must be directed to RealAuction.
Things you may want to know about the Tax Deed Process:
A Tax Deed Application (TDA) (Florida Statute 197.502) is the sale of property for the unpaid taxes, interest and costs of sale. A TDA is initiated by a certificate/lien holder by accessing RealTDA when their certificate is 2 years from the date of delinquency and before 7 years from the original issue date. The applicant will earn interest at a rate of 1.5% per month from the month following the month when the tax deed was initiated until the TDA is redeemed or sold.
The tax deed applicant is not guaranteed to obtain the property. The sale is scheduled and conducted by the Hendry County Clerk of Courts Office. You may view ALL properties scheduled for sale on their website at Tax Deeds – Hendry Clerk of Courts & Comptroller Please call (863) 675-5217 with any questions pertaining to navigating their site or the regulations for participating in a sale.