County Held Tax Certificates
At the end of the Delinquent Tax Certificate Sale, any tax certificate not bought will be bought by the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners. These certificates earn 18% interest for the life of the certificate. These County held certificates can be purchased by registering at our online certificate sale website, www.columbiataxsale.com. The purchase price is the amount of the original certificate plus interest due to the date of purchase, plus $6.25 purchase fee. This purchase price will become the new face amount of the certificate at the time of purchase. Certificate buyers need to remember that there is risk in investing; these certificates are not risk free.
To purchase a county held certificate you must be registered at www.columbiataxsale.com. All certificates are sold through this website. Once registered you will have access to all of the county held certificates that we currently have avaliable to be purchased.
Tax Deed Sales
A Tax Deed sale is the sale of property at Public Auction for back taxes and fees associated with bringing the property to sale. Anyone may bid on the property and it is sold to the highest bidder. The total amount bid, plus recording fees, must be paid to the Clerk of the Court's office. A Tax Deed maybe stopped according to Florida Statute 197.422 by redemption of all taxes and fees paid to the Tax Collector's Office prior to the recording of the Tax Deed. Please be aware that after you have received a Tax Deed, additional activities maybe necessary in order to obtain marketable title. You may wish to contact your attorney for further information. Please feel free to contact the Tax Department at (386) 758-1080 for any additional information or the Clerk of Court's Office at (386) 719-7580.