Real Estate Tax

Delinquent Property Tax Information

Property taxes become due November 1, and are delinquent if not paid by April 1 of the following year at which time 3% interest and advertising cost are added.

The amount due on delinquent payments is determined by date received, not by postmark.  Failure to receive a tax bill on your property will not relieve you from paying taxes or subsequent penalties which are imposed when taxes become delinquent on April 1.   Partial payments are not accepted for delinquent taxes.

On or before June 1 the Tax Collector must conduct a tax certificate sale auction on all unpaid property taxes as required by Florida Statutes Chapter 197. Once a tax lien has been issued on your property, you have up to 22 months to pay your taxes before the tax deed foreclosure process can begin. For example, your 2010 taxes are considered due on Nov 1, 2010. If no payment has been made, your taxes are considered delinquent as of April 1, 2011. A tax certificate will be issued on or before June 1, 2011, depending on the sale date for that year. A tax deed foreclosure cannot be initiated on your property until April 1, 2013.

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