ALACHUA COUNTY - Alachua County Tax Collector, Von Fraser is pleased to announce this year's tax certificate sale will be held online. This will be Alachua County's first ever internet tax certificate sale. Since there will not be a live auction, all bids will be placed by registered
bidders on the certificate sale website http://alachua.taxsale.com/
. This site is jointly hosted by the Alachua County Tax Collector and Bid4assets. The bidding will begin Tuesday, May 15, 2007 and continue until the day of the sale Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
Certificates will be awarded to those bidders entering the lowest bids. The Tax Collector's office will provide computers for registered bidders who do not have internet access and want to participate in the tax certificate sale.
The tax certificate sale process ensures that a majority of the 2006 unpaid property taxes are collected and distributed to the various taxing authorities, allowing for the continuation of services. Last year's tax sale netted over $5.5 million in outstanding taxes from the sale of more than 4 thousand individual certificates.
Training for bidders and interested parties will be held Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium located in the County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida, (Alachua County Commission Chambers). Registration for training requires an RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please RSVP as early as possible.
Please note that this year's internet tax certificate sale will have a mandatory bidder deposit requirement. Since bidders will not be physically present the day of the auction, we are requiring a 10% pre-deposit of your total intended purchases. Since this is a new procedure for Alachua County, please see the website or attend training for detailed information regarding deposits, deadlines and bidding.
The delinquent real estate advertisement will be published in The Gainesville Sun May 15, 22 & 29. The advertising list is also available on the Tax Collector's website for viewing or downloading.
To avoid a certificate being issued, property owners with delinquent taxes are advised to pay with cash or bank check at any of our three locations before 5:30 p.m. May 30.