Clay County Clerk
of the Circuit Court

Tax Deed Sales

Shelf full of old deed recordsTax deed sales are conducted by the Clerk of Courts staff in the lobby of the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs and are open to the public. The property is auctioned to the highest bidder.  All bidders must be present to participate. 

Properties Are Sold as “Buyer Beware”

Any property  subject to a Tax Deed Sale is sold “AS IS” without any warranties or representations of any kind, with respect to the property.  This includes, but is not limited to, warranties or representations as to matters of title, land use, zoning, tax consequences, physical or environmental conditions, availability of access, ingress or egress, valuations, governmental approvals, governmental regulations, or any other matter relating to or affecting the property.

You must accept the disclaimer located at the bottom of this page before taking part in the sales.

There are no warranties or guarantees for potential buyers concerning the following:

  • The ownership of the property
  • Whether the property is subject to any liens, easements or restrictions
  • The land use, zoning, value, condition, marketability, profitability, or suitability for a particular use or purpose of the property
  • Whether any improvements, including buildings or mobile homes, are located on the property
  • The manner or quality of the construction incorporated into any part of the property
  • The manner, quality, state of repair, or lack of repair of the property, or of any improvements thereon
  • Whether utilities are available to the property

The conditions of each sale will be as prescribed by Florida Statutes 197 and the rules of the State of Florida, as outlined by the Department of Revenue. Immediately after the sale of each parcel, a $200 non-refundable deposit is due or 5% of the winning bid, whichever is greater.  We strongly encourage same-day payment for the final amount owed by the highest bidder. Final payment includes the bid amount, documentary stamps and recording fees. Payment is to be made by cash, certified check or cashier’s check only.

Please Note: For final payments, we only accept cash payments up to $5,000.

We do not accept personal checks, trustee account checks, credit cards or wire transfers. Same-day payment will ensure recording of the tax deed on the date of the sale, with the original, recorded deed being mailed via USPS to the bidder the following business day.

Forms

For forms related to Surplus Funds on Tax Deed Sales, click here: Forms.

List of Lands

List of Lands properties can be found under the Lands Available tab located on our detailed Tax Deed property page, please click “Accept” on the disclaimer below and you will be redirected to the appropriate page.  If you are interested in purchasing a property from the List of Lands, please email the Clerk’s Office at taxdeedinfo@clayclerk.com and include all applicable certificate numbers in which you are interested.   Please allow up to 72 hours for our response, as additional information from the Tax Collector’s Office is required in order to ascertain the purchase price.

Clay County Clerk of Courts Tax Deeds Content Disclaimer

The opening bid shown on the Notice of Application for Tax Deed may change prior to the sale due to changes in the property assessment, additional or delinquent taxes, or fees assessed by the Clerk of Courts or Tax Collector.  

Please check this website prior to the sale for the opening bid amount. If you have questions, please call our office at (904) 529-4221.

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