St Johns County (Shannon)

St. Johns County

TAX DEED AUCTION INFORMATION

OFFICIAL COUNTY WEBSITES FOR RESEARCH

AUCTION AND TAX DEED RESEARCH STATISTICS & INFORMATION

St. Johns County holds their Tax Deed Auctions In-Person mostly every month and typically has 15-30 tax deeds going up for auction. Please keep in mind that at any given time before the auction, the previous owner can redeem their property (pay their taxes) and therefore that tax deed will be pulled from the auction.

To view where the Tax Deed Auctions are held, click the ‘Auction Location’ icon above.

When planning to purchase tax deeds, you need the following information:

Tax Deed/ Cert#: Found with the Tax Deed Listing

Parcel Number: Found with Tax Deed Listing (Click TAX DEED Icon above)

Property Address: Found with Tax Deed Listing (Click TAX DEED Icon above)

Starting Bid: Found with Tax Deed Listing (Click TAX DEED Icon above)

Assessed Amount: Found on Property Appraisers Website (Click Property Appraiser Icon above)

Current Owner: Found with Tax Deed Listing (Click TAX DEED Icon above)

You will also need to research the property for any governmental liens which would survive the sale and therefore still be your responsibility.

St. Johns County does provide the O&E or Title Reports online. Their Tax Deed Research is provided by TaxSmartWeb. You can find liens listed in the Title Search located on list of documents

Once you have the O&E Reports, you need to know how much the liens are:

For St. Johns County:

1. Does the O&E/Title Report include copies of the lien paperwork from the County’s Official records?
Yes

2. Does the O&E/Title Report show the amount of the lien?
Yes

3. Does the O&E/Title Report show the Book and Page of the Liens?
Yes. You can use this to look up the actual lien in the countys Official Records Website

For any questions you ever have about tax deeds and the auctions, you can always contact the St. Johns County Clerk of Court at 904-819-3600


UPCOMING AUCTIONS

St Johns County uses software named TaxSmartWeb on their website to show you the upcoming auction dates as well as the list of tax deeds going to auction. Multiple counties use TaxSmartWeb and they all work as shown in the screenshot below.


Records look like this, with our explanations

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RESEARCHING THE LIENS

PARTICIPATING IN THE TAX DEED AUCTION

Auctions are held in person. Contact the Clerk for their process and training.



GATHERING & RESEARCHING PRE-AUCTION RECORDS

Use the icons at the top of this page for your own research. In order from left to right:
1. Read the Tax Deed FAQ
2. Look up what tax deeds are headed to auction
3. View Auction Location (in-person location or online website)
4. Research each Tax Deed for liens
5. Link to Clerk of Court Website
6. Link to Property Appraiser Website, where you can also use their GIS System to map the property
7. Link to Tax Collector Website to view mailing address for current owner if needed
8. Link to Official Records Website where you can look up the liens by Book and Page Number given in the O&E Report


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