Florida Statute 197.542(4)(a) provides that the Clerk of the Circuit Court may conduct electronic
tax deed sales and receive electronic deposits and payments related to the sales conducted.
The Law further directs that the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall collect a service fee from the
successful bidder, based on the bid deposit made towards the purchase.
The service fee schedule is; 3% of the first $500.00 and 1.5% for each subsequent $100.00 of the bid deposit.
This fee will be included in the total amount due, based on the bid deposit amount and collected from the successful
bidder beginning with the April 18, 2012, Tax Deed Auction.
This fee does not apply to current or future escrow deposits held by the Clerk of the Court. It is only
assessed to the successful bidder, based on the tax deed bid deposit.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Hugar, Records Director at (352) 341-6473.