Tax Deeds auctions are now online
Our weekly tax deed auctions have moved online.
Once a weekly ritual that drew a group of regular bidders to the George Edgecomb Courthouse, tax deed auctions have moved online. The first weekly online auction will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 20. They will be held every Thursday at 10 a.m.
You can view current tax deed sales online here. You can view the latest list of lands available online using here. The last live auction was held on March 30.
An auction sale occurs after the owner of a tax certificate applies to the Tax Collector for a tax deed after the certificate has been held for at least 22 months. Anyone can bid on a tax deed. Scheduled sales can be canceled at the last minute if the property owner pays the delinquent taxes. You can find more information about the process here.
Tax deed auctions were always conducted in person at the courthouse, originally on the courthouse steps but more recently in the Jury Auditorium at the George Edgecomb Courthouse.
Online auctions are more convenient for the public and increase the potential pool of bidders. No longer will you have to go to downtown Tampa to participate. Like our online foreclosure auctions, anyone with an internet connection can bid.
“While this is the end of an era, it is also the beginning of a new service we believe will enhance our customer experience,” said Clerk of Court & Comptroller Pat Frank. “Months of planning and preparation have gone into this change and I am very proud of the hard work of my staff. Our customers will be the greatest beneficiaries.”
Training will begin soon for anyone interested in participating in the online tax deed auctions.
Classes will be taught by the RealAuction.com team and will introduce the concept of online tax deed sales and review the use of RealAuction.
An in-person training class will be held in the Jury Auditorium, Room 202 of the Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E. Twiggs Street at 10 a.m. on April 6. For additional information or to register, contact Real Auction Customer Service Center at (954) 734-7401 or toll free at (877) 361-7325.
Online training will be available soon.
Learn more about our tax deed auctions in this report from Fox 13 and in this report in the Tampa Bay Times.