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County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1591
Pensacola, FL 32591-1591
Phone: (850)595-4900
Fax: (850)595-4908

Auction Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bidding Method: Bid Down

Tax Sale Overview:

If Escambia county, Florida is unable to collect real estate property taxes they are also unable to provide important government services like police protection, public schooling and medical services.

Unpaid property taxes create a serious cashflow problem for Escambia county, Florida.

Property taxes that are delinquent are added to any previously uncollected taxes on a parcel of Escambia county. Parcels whose taxes are subject to sale will be advertised in a Escambia county newspaper of general circulation. They are listed by sequence number. Parcels fall into 1 of 2 groups. Each group is sorted by parcel number.

The advertisement appears about three to six weeks before the Escambia county tax sale auction and is also posted on the Internet.

To solve this problem Escambia county, Florida allows investors to pay off these taxes. In exchange the investor receives the Escambia county, Florida lien for taxes. A tax lien is simply a claim for delinquent taxes.

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on Florida laws and competition, savvy Escambia county tax sale investors can realize high-yielding returns with Florida tax lien certificates and/or purchase real estate for a fraction of its true market value with Florida tax deeds.

Elected Public Officials:

Name:  Position:  Email: 
James DicksonCommissioner, Chair, District 2 
Tom BanjaninCommissioner, District 4district4@co.escambia.fl.us
Kevin WhiteCommissioner, District 5 
Mike WhiteheadCommissioner, District 1 
Marie YoungCommissioner, District 3district3@co.escambia.fl.us
Ron McNesbySheriff 
Chris JonesProperty Appraiserchris_jones@co.escambia.fl.us
Janet HolleyTax Collectorjanet_holley@co.escambia.fl.us
Ernie Lee MagahaClerk of Courts 
David StaffordSupervisor of Elections 

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