Tax Certificate and Deed Sales

2021 Tax Certificate Sale

The annual Tax Certificate Sale for prior year delinquent taxes will be held via the Internet on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The sale will start at 8:00 a.m. and will run until 4:00 p.m.  If your property tax payment is not received in the Tax Collector’s Office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2021, a lien will be placed against your property and additional charges shall be due.

Tax Certificate Sale

Real Estate Taxes become delinquent on April 1 of each year. After Real Estate Taxes become delinquent, they are advertised in a local newspaper once per week for three consecutive weeks. The advertising and collection cost is added to the delinquent bill.

On or before June 1, the Tax Collector must conduct a Tax Certificate Sale of the unpaid taxes on each parcel of property. The sale is operated on a competitive bid basis with interest bids beginning at 18% and progressing downward. When a certificate is sold against a piece of property, the successful bidder pays the delinquent taxes on that property and holds a certificate that constitutes a first lien against the property.

To redeem the certificate, the owner of the property must pay the Tax Collector all delinquent taxes plus accrued interests, and advertising cost. The Tax Collector will reimburse the certificate holder all monies due and the property will be free of that tax lien.

Additional Information & Documents for Download

  • Offical Tax Certificate Auction Site (Link)

  • Orange County Tax Certificate Sale 2021 (Link)

  • Procedures for the 2021 Tax Certificate Sale (Link)

  • 2021 Tax Certificate Sale Affidavit (Link)

Notice of Unpaid Delinquent Tangible Personal Property

Notice of Tax Certificate Sale on the Internet

To be published May 12, 2021 online and in The Orlando Sentinel. 

Tax Deed Sales

If the Tax Certificate is not redeemed within two years, the certificate holder may file a Tax Deed Application. In Orange County, Tax Deed Sales are processed through the Orange County Comptroller’s Office.