Delinquent Real Estate Taxes
Real Estate Taxes become delinquent on April 1st of the year following the year of assessment. A late penalty of 3% of the tax amount is added on April 1st and advertising charges thereafter. On or before June 1st a tax certificate - or lien against the property - is issued for the amount of the unpaid taxes, penalties and costs. Interest on the tax certificate accrues at a minimum of 5% and maximum of 18%. After two years the property may be sold at public auction if the taxes remain unpaid.
Please remit delinquent real estate taxes by Money Order, Cashiers Check, or Wire Transfer. Cash accepted in our offices. Do not mail cash. Personal and business checks will be returned, which may result in additional interest. Note: Escrow or Trust Account checks of Attorneys, Title Insurance Companies, Real Estate Brokers or Mortgage Brokers will be accepted. All entities must be licensed to do business in Florida.