Tax certificate sales workshops are May 1-22 in Northwest Florida

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Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 05:34 PM.

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 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.



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