Marion County, Florida
Marion County Clerk’s Office
110 NW 1st Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34475
main phone: (352) 620-3904
The Marion County Clerk’s Office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The following are conditions that will apply to all foreclosure sales (pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 45.031):
The successful bidder shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid before the sale is concluded. All payments must be in cash, cashier’s check, or attorney’s trust account check.
In addition to the bid amount, the successful bidder will be required to pay the Clerk’s registry fee at the time of the sale. (The registry fee is 3% of the first $500 and 1.5% of the remaining balance.) Documentary stamps (.70¢ per $100.00, based on the total bid amount) must be paid within ten days after the sale is concluded in the same manner as listed above.
The remainder of the final bid amount is due by 4:00 pm on the day of the sale. If final payment is not received, the sale will not be confirmed and the deposit forfeited to the plaintiff. (The money will not be refunded.)
City of Ocala
Marion County Board of County Commissioners
Marion County Property Appraiser’s Office
Marion County School Board