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Tax Deeds

The Clerk’s Office oversees the sale of tax deeds and is responsible for determining who may be entitled to surplus money left over from a sale pursuant to Florida Statute. The Clerk’s Office is authorized to refer issues involving tax deed surplus to a private attorney.

The Clerk’s Office currently uses The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. which can be found at www.traviswalkerlaw.com

Clerk of Court Disclaimers:

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE:Information or forms provided by the Clerk of Circuit Court should be considered as basic information only and may not be applicable to every situation. The information provided is not intended to be used as legal advice. Specific guidance concerning foreclosures should be directed to a qualified attorney.
  2. ERRORS, OMISSIONS & INACCURACIES:The Clerk’s Office assumes no responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the orders.
  3. BUYER BEWARE: You are responsible for and must do your own research. All parcels are sold in “as-is” condition and are conveyed by a Tax Deed. No guarantees are made about a parcel’s condition, title quality, accessibility, or size.
  4. ENCUMBRANCES: The Clerk’s Office assumes no responsibility for any encumbrances (judgments, mortgages, taxes, and other liens) on any property offered for sale.
  5. LEGAL ADVICE: The Clerk’s Office is not authorized to give legal advice. If you require legal advice, you should obtain it from a qualified attorney or some other source.

Bidding on Tax Deeds

Auctions are held at the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091. Contact the Clerk’s Office at 904-966-6282 for further information regarding

Bidders must be present to bid.

If tax certificates exist or if delinquent taxes accrue after the filing of the tax deed application, the amount required to redeem such tax certificates or pay such delinquent taxes must now be included in the opening bid. Therefore, the redemption amount and the opening bid are subject to change without notice.

The highest bidder shall immediately be required to pay a non-refundable deposit, per parcel, at the time of their bid. Cash or a cashier’s check made payable to “Clerk of Court” is required for deposits. Deposits must be 5% of the bid or $200.00, whichever is greater.

After making a deposit, the balance of all bids and recording fees must be paid in full with cash or a cashier’s check made payable to the “Clerk of Court” before the end of the next business day.

Disclaimer: The information posted regarding tax deed sales is correct to the best of our knowledge. However, the official Notice of Application for Tax Deed is published in The Telegraph in Starke/Bradford County, Florida and is also available in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bradford County, Florida. Interested parties are encouraged to read the official ad and/or to check the website regularly in order to note any updates or amendments to the posting. The Clerk may cancel or postpone any sale in which an error in the posting is identified and has, in their judgment, compromised the fairness of a sale.