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As a client of Grant Street Group (GSG), the Highlands County Tax Collector’s Office began participating in DeedExpress on April 1, 2014.

If you wish to obtain a quote and/or apply for a tax deed, please click on the following link https://highlands.deedexpress.net. All questions pertaining to navigating this site must be directed to GSG.

 

Things you may want to know about the Tax Deed Process

A Tax Deed Application (TDA) (Florida Statute 197.502) is the sale of property for the unpaid taxes, interest and costs of sale and is initiated by a tax certificate/lien holder by accessing https://highlands.deedexpress.net when their certificate is 2 years from the date of delinquency and before 7 years from the original issue date. The applicant will earn interest at a rate of 1.5% per month from the month following the month when the tax deed was initiated until the TDA is redeemed or sold.

The applicant is not guaranteed to obtain the property. The sale is scheduled and conducted by the Highlands County Clerk of Courts’ Office. You may view ALL properties scheduled for sale on their website at www.hcclerk.org. Any questions pertaining to navigating their site or the regulations for participating in a sale should be addressed on the “Contact Us” link on the bottom of their Home Page.

The base/minimum bid starts at all money invested by the applicant plus interest and is subsequently sold to the highest bidder. Upon payment in full to the Clerk of Courts, the successful bidder receives a Tax Deed and it may not be free and clear of all liens. Examples of liens which may not be removed are I.R.S and Governmental liens/Code Enforcement Liens.