FLORIDA - St Johns County, Tax Deed & Foreclosures

Public Sales

Foreclosure Sales

Effective October 18, 2016

The Saint Johns County Clerk’s Office will begin conducting electronic foreclosure sales online pursuant to Florida Statute §45.031(10) and Administrative Order CV-2016-012-SC for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida.

To register and participate, please visit the website at www.saintjohns.realforeclose.com.

This section processes the sale of property for non-payment of real estate taxes upon notification from the St. Johns County Tax Collector. Properties are 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, Chapter 197 and the Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 12D-13.

Tax Certificates are sold yearly by the Tax Collector on properties with delinquent taxes. Upon request of the certificate holder for a tax deed sale, the certificate is forwarded to the Clerk and a Tax Deed Sale is held. The highest bidder will be issued a Tax Deed on the property.

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.YOU MUST DO YOUR OWNRESEARCH FOR EACH PROPERTYor consult with someone who can advise you legally. The Clerk’s Office makes no warranties or representation about the location or condition regarding any property, the condition of structures or fixtures, its marketability, existing or potential uses, zoning regulations or laws that may affect current or future uses of the property, outstanding or potential liens, mortgages or encumbrances or defects in title that may exist.

This is a sale of the Tax Certificate and not necessarily a clear and marketable title to the property.

There is no case filed in court and no court order is issued for the Clerk to conduct a Tax Deed Sale.

The Clerk cannot assist in researching properties, nor can we give legal advice.

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Tax Deed Sales Points of Interest

  • Publication:Notice of pending tax deed sales are published in the St. Augustine Record four weeks prior to the sale date.
  • Sale Time:Tax Deed Sales will be held at 12:00 noon on the day of the sale unless the property is redeemed prior to the sale.
  • Bidding:You should research the property before you bid. Once the bidding starts, it cannot be interrupted. Please refrain from excessive, loud, and inappropriate conversations and/or comments. Cell phones must be turned off or set on vibrate. You are expected to follow any direction given by the Clerk. Any bidding increments are acceptable. You or a representative must be physically present at the sale to bid on the property.

Note: It is very important to understand what you are purchasing at the sale and whether there may be any liens on the property.

  • Successful Bidder:If you win the bid, the successful high bidder will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit equal to thegreater of the 5% of the final bid or $200AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. Payment must be made by cash or certified funds. Personal checks and credit/debit card will NOT be accepted.

In accordance with state law, the highest bidder has 24 hours to pay any additional costs associated with the sale. Payment must be made by cash or certified funds. Personal checks and credit/debit card will NOT be accepted.

At the end of the sale successful bidder must provide name and address as you want it to appear on the Tax Deed.

FOR MORE INFORMATIONabout the requirements for bidding, payments, surplus funds and more please contact the Tax Deed Department at 904-819-3632. taxdeeds@stjohnsclerk.com

Informational Websites

St. Johns County Property Appraiser

St. Johns County Tax Collector

For additional information on Tax Deed sales, please seeTax Deeds Frequently Asked Questions.