Each year, real estate taxes are to be paid by a predetermined date to avoid becoming delinquent. Once delinquent, the Tax Collector holds an auction in order to pay off the taxes. This auction is referred to as a Tax Certificate Sale (FS 197.432). The successful bidder at this auction is issued a Tax Lien Certificate which ensures the bidder that the Tax Lien will be paid off, with interest. If the Tax Lien Certificate has not been paid off within two years, the holder of the certificate can apply to force a public auction of the property. This auction is referred to as a Tax Deed Sale (FS 197.542). The monies collected from this Tax Deed Sale are used to pay off the amount owed to the Tax Lien Certificate holder and other costs incurred in the sale process.
To learn more about Tax Deed sales, download this document (Adobe PDF).
The Tax Deed sales office is located at 109 E. Church St. Suite 300, in downtown Orlando Florida (See Map). Information concerning Tax Deed sales may be obtained by researching available information on this web site (see below), by visiting our office, or by calling (407) 836-5116 during normal business hours. The file folder on each property to be sold is available on this web site. Customer service personnel will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. All sales start at 10 am.
The list of Lands Available for Taxes are properties which were offered, but not purchased, at a Tax Deed sale. After 90 days, any person or governmental unit may purchase the land for the opening bid, plus omitted years taxes, as cited in Florida Administrative Code 12D-13.064(3). View Code
To search for properties on the list of Lands Available for Taxes, you will use the Tax Deed Sale Search. When searching, select “Lands Available” in the Status field. If you have not used the Search before, you may want to review the Tax Deed Sales Help .
To find upcoming sales click on ACCEPT below, then scroll through the Sale Date list to see the scheduled sales.
For all types of detailed search instructions click here. (Adobe PDF)
The Orange County Comptroller does not warrant the accuracy of the content on this site, and all data herein is subject to change and may be updated without notice. Properties may be redeemed at any time prior to the recording of a Tax Deed. By using this service, the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Orange County Comptroller for any damage of any kind that may be caused by retrieving this data over the Internet.
If you require additional assistance, you may contact the Tax Deed section of the Official Records Department during business hours at (407) 836-5116, or visit us at 109 E. Church St. Suite 300, in downtown Orlando.
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