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This release was sent out on behalf of Alachua County Tax Collector, Von Fraser
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Tax Collector, Von Fraser is pleased to announce that the 2008 Tax Certificate Sale for the 2007 delinquent real estate taxes will be held online. 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 Wednesday, May 14, 2008 and continue until the sale closes Friday, May 30, 2008 at 9:00 am EDST. Certificates will be awarded to those bidders entering the lowest bids. Our 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 2007 unpaid property taxes are collected and distributed to the various taxing authorities, allowing for the continuation of services. Last year's sale netted $7,511,110.02 from the sale of 4,325 individual certificates.
Training for bidders and interested parties will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium located in the County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida. Registration for training requires an RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please RSVP by April 24, 2008.
Please note the 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. Please see our website or attend training for detailed information regarding deposits and bidding.
The delinquent real estate advertisement will be published in The Gainesville Sun on May 14, 21, and 28. The advertising list is also available for download on the Tax Collector's website.
To avoid a certificate being issued, property owners with delinquent taxes are advised to pay at any of our three locations before 5:30 pm May 29, 2008. Cash or certified funds are required.
For additional information regarding the tax certificate sale, please visit our internet sale website at http://alachua.taxsale.com, the Tax Collector's website http://www.actcfl.org , or call (352) 374-5236.