FORT WALTON BEACH — Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office representatives next month will facilitate several workshops to inform potential bidders on the tax-certificate sales process.


FORT WALTON BEACH — Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office representatives next month will facilitate several workshops to inform potential bidders on the tax-certificate sales process.



Bidding opens May 10 and the sale ends June 1. Go to www.BidOkaloosa.com to see demonstrations, procedural information, links to public records and the Delinquent Tax advertising list. Bidders can pre-register and submit bids on the site before the event begins.



Winning bidders can earn anywhere from 5 to 18 percent interest. The average interest earned last year was 8.47 percent, tax collector Ben Anderson said.



Public advertisement of delinquent parcels is May 10, 17 and 24 in the Crestview News Bulletin. Ads also appear on the tax collector website. Copies are available at all Okaloosa County Tax Collector Office locations.



Delinquent taxpayers have until 5 p.m. May 31 to pay on their account or a certificate will be sold June 1. Acceptable payment forms are cash, a cashier’s check, money order or a credit card.



WORKSHOP DATES AND TIMES



Crestview



•11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3, Crestview City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St.



•6-7:30 p.m. May 16, Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office, 302 N. Wilson St.



Fort Walton Beach



•11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1, City Hall, 107 Miracle Strip Parkway S.W., in council chambers



•6-7:30 p.m. May 22, 73 Eglin Parkway, Suite 111 in Uptown Station.



Niceville



•6-7 p.m. May 7, Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office, 506 N. State Road 85



•11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20, Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive.



Destin



•11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, in city council chambers



•6-7:30 p.m. May 13, Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office, 4012 Commons Drive W., Unit 122.