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New Deadline in Effect to Claim Tax Sale Excess Proceeds in Florida

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As we announced in our March 15, 2018 alert, a new deadline to claim excess proceeds generated by tax sales goes into effect November 1, 2018. Mortgage holders of record seeking to claim excess proceeds from tax sales in Florida must file their claim no later than 120 days from the date of the clerk's notice of the excess proceeds. This is a hard deadline imposed by revised Fla. Stat. Sect. 197.582(3). Any party making a claim to the excess funds after 120 days from the date of the notice will be absolutely barred.

Baker Donelson stands ready to assist you in ensuring timely action to recover excess funds to which you are entitled. We have a deep bench of professionals with decades of experience and expertise regarding all aspects of tax sale law in states in our footprint. Contact the author, Teri Bailey, for assistance.

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