Deposits: the successful high bidder will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to the greater of the 5% of the final bid or $200 AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. Payment must be made by cash only. Personal checks and credit cards will NOT be accepted.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Tax Deed Department at (904) 548-4604.
Tax Deed Sale information is published in local newspaper four weeks prior to the sale date. It is also made available via the internet.
Tax Deed Sales will be held at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the sale at the Robert M. Foster Judicial Center, 76347 Veteran's Way, Yulee, FL, 32097.
To participate in a Tax Deed Sale auction, arrive at the courthouse 15 minutes before the auction is scheduled to begin. You will need to check in with the Clerk's Deputies in the Recording Department. At the time of check-in, you will be required to provide your name and the clerk will verify your money for deposit. At the end of the sale successful bidder must provide name and address as you want it to appear on the Tax Deed.
Before Entering a Bid:
The Clerk’s office is not authorized to give legal advice or assist in the research of properties. All properties are sold “as is,” and bidders are responsible for conducting their own research as to the condition of the property and the state of the title of the property being sold. If you require legal advice, you should obtain it from a licensed attorney.
For each piece of property purchased, the successful high bidder is required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to 5 percent of the final bid or $200, whichever is greater, at the time of the sale. If the successful bidder fails to immediately post the deposit, the bid is deemed invalid and the bidding starts over.
Once the bidding starts, it cannot be interrupted. If you win the bid, you can pay only with cash.
In accordance with state law, the highest bidder has 24 hours to pay any costs associated with the sale. However, the Clerk's Office encourages payment be made the same business day as the sale in an attempt to expedite the processing of sale.
This is a sale of the Clerk's interest in the property, not necessarily a clear and marketable title to the property.
For more information on Tax Deed Sales, call the Recording Department at 904-548-4604.
Tax Deed Sale Information is now available at the following link: Tax Deeds
Tribute Tax Deed Information is available but Images are not available at this time, pursuant to changes in Florida Statutes that took effect on January 1st, 2012.
ROBERT M. FOSTER JUSTICE CENTER
76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, Florida 32097
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