Tax Deeds / Auctions
Tax Deed Information
Brevard County real estate taxes are due each year on November 1 and are payable through March 31 of the following year with discounts allowed for early payments and a 3% penalty imposed on unpaid taxes beginning on April 1. Items remaining unpaid by mid-April are advertised by the tax collector in the local newspaper for three consecutive weeks in May in an effort to notify the property owners of their outstanding tax liability.
According to Florida Statutes, on or before June 1, a tax certificate sale must be held. This is a public auction held by the tax collector where a tax certificate is sold to the party who will pay the property owner’s tax and accept the lowest interest rate when redemption of the delinquent taxes is made. A certificate is an interest-bearing lien and the interest rate varies from 0% to 18%. Certificates are sold on any items remaining unpaid at the time of the sale. Once a certificate is sold, the property owners may redeem the certificate through payment of the taxes plus penalty, advertising, fees, and interest. If the certificate is not redeemed within two years of the certificate’s issue date, the certificate holder may begin the proceedings necessary to initiate a tax deed auction.
Obtaining Case-Specific Information about Tax Deed Files
Detailed information may be obtained by viewing our online tax deed records. From the Tax Deed Auctions page, under the Tax Deed Options menu, select View Tax Deed Files online. The user has several search options available, including but not limited to searching by sale date, tax certificate number, tax account number, tax deed number, and case status.
After searching within the selected criterion, the user may view both basic electronic file record information and documents that do not contain secured information by clicking on the blue Certificate Number link. The user will also find links to both the Tax Collector’s and Property Appraiser’s online information relative to the selected property.