Citrus County, Florida

Citrus County Justice Center
Inverness Branch: 110 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, Fl 34450
(352) 341-6400
Crystal River Branch: 801 SE Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 563-2900

The terms of the sale are 5% of the total bid down at the time of the sale. The balance includes the Clerk’s fee of $60.00, documentary stamps at the rate of $0.70 per one hundred dollars, a court registry fee of 3% of first $500, plus 1.5% of each subsequent $100, and the balance of the total bid less the deposit. Acceptable payment includes; attorney firm checks, cashiers checks, money orders and trust account checks. No personal checks will be accepted.

You are responsible for all research pertaining to the property. The Clerk’s office is not responsible for any encumbrances remaining against the property.
Citrus County Clerk of Court
Citrus County Property Appraiser
Citrus County Tax Collector

Tax Deed Information

The Clerk of the Circuit Court conducts tax deed auctions according to set procedures to provide an orderly auction. If you intend to participate in today’s tax deed auction you must follow these procedures. Make sure you are familiar with the property; its location and that you want it and are prepared to pay for it.

1. Register your attendance by listing your full name and address on the registration form.

2. Refrain from conversation during the auction.

3. Cellular telephone and pager usage is prohibited during the auction. Please place on silent mode or turn off.

4. Hold your bid paddle up high and announce the entire bid clearly in whole dollar amounts.

5. The auction date, time, place and publication date information will be read on the first application only. All legal descriptions will be taken as published and not read during the auction.

6. All tax deed files are subject to the current year taxes. Florida Statute 197.502(6) (a) states: “The opening bid on county-held certificates on no homestead property shall be the sum of the value of all outstanding certificates against the land, plus omitted years’ taxes, delinquent taxes, interest, and all costs and fees paid by the county.”

7. Florida Statute chapter 197.542(2) states: “Effective on all tax certificates issued on or after October 1, 2001, (2) If there are other bids, the certificate holder shall have the right to bid as others present may bid and the property shall be struck off and sold to the highest bidder. The high bidder shall post with the clerk nonrefundable cash deposit of $200 at the time of the auction, to be applied to the auction price at the time of full payment. Notice of this deposit requirement shall be posted at the auction site, and the clerk may require that bidders show their willingness and ability to post the cost deposit.
1Note.–Section 17, ch. 2001-252, provides that the amendment to this section “shall take effect October 1, 2001, as to auctions for which the respective application for obtaining a tax deed is filed on or after October 1, 2001.”

8. The successful bidder shall make full payment within 24 hours of the advertised auction time in the form of cash or a certified check made payable to the Clerk of the Court. If full payment is not made within the required statutory timeframe, the clerk shall cancel all bids, re-advertise the auction, and pay all costs of the auction from the deposit. Any remaining funds must be applied toward the opening bid. The clerk may refuse to recognize the bid of any person who has previously bid and refused, for any reason, to honor such bid.