Auctions are held on properties offered for sale to the highest bidder. The Clerk's office conducts the sale via public auction on the Internet in accordance with Florida Statutes. The property or interest being auctioned may be worth less than the assessed value.
Anyone may bid on the properties, and must register with the Clerk's office on this web site prior to the sale. The site provides information for each sale item, including the name of the owner, legal description, and the opening or base bid.
At the date and time specified for the sale, each item is auctioned in order of file number and sold to the highest bidder.
Prior to the time of the sale, the successful high bidder must post with the Clerk a nonrefundable deposit of 5% of the anticipated high bid for each item to be bid on. The bidder must pay the balance of the final bid plus the court registry fee, publication fee(s), and the Clerk’s service charge, if applicable, by 12:00 PM ET the business day following the sale.
Advance deposits may be made on the web site by wire transfer or via electronic check (ACH). ACH deposits require 4 full business days to be processed and wire transfers require 24 hours. These deposits will not be available for bidding until such funds have cleared. Please instruct your bank to include the bidder number (#) on the wire transfer information. Deposits may also be made in person by cash or cashier’s check at the Orange County Clerk of Courts’ Civil Division office at 425 North Orange Avenue, Suite 310, Orlando, Florida 32801.
Final payment may be made with deposited funds made by wire transfer or in person by cash or cashier’s check at the Orange County Clerk of Courts’ Civil Division office at 425 North Orange Avenue, Suite 310, Orlando, Florida 32801. Payment from funds on deposit is available assuming the balance in the bidder account is sufficient to cover all that is owed.
Please note that all wire deposits and payments must include a $5.00 wire fee. When initiating a wire transaction at your financial institution, please make sure that you include this $5.00 processing fee. Failure to include this fee could result in a delay in processing your transaction.
If the Assignment of Bid has been received, then upon payment of the remainder of the bid in cash, or an ACH or wire transfer is initiated, the Clerk will issue a Certificate of Sale.
A Certificate of Title may be issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court after ten (10) business days have elapsed from the issuance of the Certificate of Sale and provided there is no other action relating to the subject proceeding.