Bidding Policies

2016 Bidding Policies
Single Simultaneous Bidding Entity Policy
Summary of Dates and Important Information

 

Bidding Policies - 2016 Gadsden County Tax Lien Auction

1. Introduction
Review the “Tax Certificate Process” and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents located on this web site.
Although it is the bidder's responsibility to be completely familiar with the statutes governing tax sales in this state prior to participating in a sale, these documents provide a "plain English" overview of how the sale works.

2. Register
In order to participate in the sale, each new bidder is required to register on this web site.  As part of the registration process, you will be prompted to create a Username and Password to access the site.
Gadsden County utilizes a Single Simultaneous Bidding Entity Policy which states that each Tax Bidding Entity may possess multiple primary account registrations during the annual tax sale, however; each Tax Bidding Entity is entitled to only one (1) bid per tax certificate, in total.  In other words, no more than one (1) primary account (owned by the same bidding entity) may bid on each certificate.
Verify all account information entered at registration is true and correct.
Acknowledge and agree to the User License Agreement and Single Simultaneous Bidding Entity Policy.

3. Review the Summary of Important Dates and Information below

4. Place your bids
It is the bidder's responsibility to research each property thoroughly prior to placing a bid. While investing in tax certificates is generally a good investment, there is some associated risk. Understand the risks and employ the “buyer beware” philosophy. Remember, the purchase of a certificate does not convey title to the property.  

5. Place a deposit
Make a deposit equal to $100.00 or 10% of your estimated winnings (whichever is greater) by the posted deposit due date.

6. Batch Closings
As each batch closes, you may view the results for that batch by clicking “Results” on the home page. 

7. Make your Payment
Payments for the balance of your winnings must be made within 48 hours of the close of the last batch.
Failure to pay your auction balance, in full, in the time allotted shall cause your deposit to be forfeited.
All results are unofficial until all monies are received and the Tax Collector officially closes the sale.

 

Single Simultaneous Bidding Entity Policy

Effective for the 2016 Annual Tax Certificate Sale, The Gadsden County Tax Collector has adopted a Single Simultaneous Bidding Entity Policy.

For purposes of the policy, a “Tax Bidding Entity” is defined as an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, Limited Liability Company, company, firm, estate, trust, syndicate, fiduciary or business organization, or any other entity lawfully authorized to conduct business in the State of Florida.

Each Tax Bidding Entity may possess multiple primary account registrations during the annual tax certificate sale, however each Tax Bidding Entity is entitled to only one (1) bid per tax certificate in total. In other words, no more than one (1) primary account per bidding entity may bid on each certificate.

The determination of whether a Tax Bidding Entity has violated this policy is at the sole discretion of the Tax Collector’s office. If a violation is determined, the bidding entity (and/or all of their associated primary accounts) may be prohibited from participating in this sale as well as all future tax certificate sales.

 

Summary of Dates and Important Information

 

  Bidder Accounts
  Allow foreign bidder registrations No
  Single simultaneous bidder policy Yes
  Allow sub-accounts No
 
  Auction Information
  Bidding style Proxy bid
  0% bids use proxy system No
  Automatic certificate rollup / rollup fee No $0.00
 
  Auction Dates and Times
  Registration begins (site opens)**   05/12/2016 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Deposits or budgets begin    05/12/2016 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Bidding begins    05/12/2016 at 10:00 AM ET  
 
  Deposits or budgets end   05/24/2016 at 4:00 PM ET  
  Registrations end   03/31/2017 at 4:00 PM ET  
   
  First batch closes   05/31/2016 at 9:00 AM ET  
  Batch closing interval 60 Minutes hour
  Last batch closes (auction ends)   05/31/2016 at 4:00 PM ET  
   
  Payment due date   06/02/2016 at 4:00 PM ET  
 
  Budget, Deposit and Payment Information  
  Deposit required (% of estimated winnings)   10%
  Minimum deposit amount   $100.00 
   
  Deposit / Payment types acceptable: Deposits Payments
      Budget  No ---
      ACH  Yes No
      ACH auto-debit final payment  --- Yes
      Wire transfers No No
      Counter payments No No
 
  Redemption available via ACH No
 
  Public Access
  Public computers available Public library
 
  ** Subject to change. The site will open when approved by the county.  

 

For an explanation of any of the terms above, please visit the FAQs.

 

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