About Our Records

WHAT ARE THESE RECORDS

We gather the records for tax deed auctions in most Florida Counties


WHO NEEDS PRE-AUCTION RECORDS?

There are several reasons why someone would want tax deed records long before the auction:

  • They want to contact persons who are about to lose their home in a tax auction and offer to purchase

  • They want to participate in the tax deed auction and need time to research the tax deeds going up for sale

  • They want to assist people in claiming the surplus from the tax deed auction and want the additional time to locate and contact the current owner of the property


WHAT WE DO TO OBTAIN RECORDS

Every day, we look for new auction dates and add them to our Auction Calendar. When we find a new one, we gather the tax deed records onto a spreadsheet, enhance them with additional information not openly provided by the county and offer them for sale on this website.

Our records give you a jump start on deciding:

  1. Is this a property on which I want to bid and own?

  2. Is this a property on which I want to bid and flip?

  3. Is this a property which will produce good surplus after the auction? How do we know this?

    We collect and research tax deed records regularly and we know what happens. We determine the possible surplus amount by subtracting the starting bid from the Assessed Value. We know that IF there are bidders, the high bid regularly reaches the assessed value and higher. Also, if the property is Homestead, we know to add 1/2 of the assessed value to the overbid amount because that goes toward surplus as well.


WHAT YOU ARE PURCHASING

You are purchasing an Excel Spreadsheet containing the following fields:

  • County

  • Auction Date

  • Tax Deed #

  • Parcel #

  • Starting Bid

  • Assessed Value

  • Possible Surplus (If auction happens)

  • Property Address

  • Homestead (Yes or No)


WHAT ABOUT PROPERTY OWNERS, MAILING ADDRESSES, LIENS AND MORTGAGES

With each tax deed headed to auction, the county prepares a “Property Information Report”. On this report, you can find who is the owner of the property as well as a list of any liens or mortgages on the property. 

On each County page (for records that are on our lists), you will find a video showing you how and where to locate the Property Information Reports for that county. 

We also give you an example of each county’s Property Information Report, marked up with our notes showing you where on the report to located the information you need. You can download the examples in your Account Area, under Pre-Auction Records.

We do not produce the reports. These are the Property Reports each County creates for the tax deeds that are headed to auction. 


WHAT COUNTIES ARE ON YOUR LISTS

We provide the records only for counties who hold their auctions online and/or they provide the Property Information Reports easily. 

COUNTIES WHERE THE AUCTIONS ARE ONLINE

Brevard

Hernando

Martin

Polk

Broward

Hillsborough

Miami-Dade

Putnam

Charlotte

Indian River

Okaloosa

Santa Rosa

Citrus

Lake

Orange

St. Lucie

Duval

Lee

Osceola

Volusia

Escambia

Leon

Palm Beach

Walton

Flagler

Manatee

Pinellas

COUNTIES WHERE THE AUCTIONS ARE IN-PERSON

Bay

Collier

Levy

Okeechobee

Clay

Highlands

Marion

St Johns


WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE REDEEMING THEIR PROPERTY?

In order to try and facilitate the needs of all, we collect and organize auction records when the auction date is approximately 3 weeks away. In the time leading up to the auction, there are several reasons why a tax deed could be removed from an auction:

  • The property is redeemed (Taxes paid)

  • The auction for that deed is cancelled by the county for any reason

  • The whole auction date  is re-scheduled (This is Florida, auction dates are re-scheduled when a hurricane comes through)

It is very important to know that although you may see a particular tax deed coming up to auction in 3 weeks, it may not actually go to the auction.

We do not go back and edit our list of records. Once we put the list of tax deeds going to auction up for sale, it is not updated to reflect if it has been redeemed or cancelled. It is your best interest to purchase a new list as soon as we upload it.


WHERE DO I FIND THE RECORDS ON THIS WEBSITE?

We post all County Pre-Auction records for sale in your Account Area, sorted with the newest additions at the top.