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Tax Certificates are sold each year by the Tax Collector on property taxes that have become delinquent. Typically, the sale takes place on June 1st.
Tax Deed sales are held when property taxes have not been paid on property after waiting 2 years or more from the sale of a tax certificate.
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You may find more detailed information regarding Tax Certificates and Tax Deed Sales on our website at: www.okaloosaclerk.com > Tax Deed Sales or by contacting the Okaloosa County Tax Collector's office at 850-689-5700.