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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XII
MUNICIPALITIES
Chapter 173
FORECLOSURE OF MUNICIPAL TAX AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENT LIENS
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Section 173.09, Florida Statutes 2003

173.09  Judgment for complainant; special master's sale; complainant may purchase and later sell.--

(1)  Any such decree shall direct the special master thereby appointed to sell the several parcels of land separately to the highest and best bidder for cash (or, at the option of complainant, to the extent of special assessments included in such judgment, for bonds or interest coupons issued by complainant), at public outcry at the courthouse door of the county in which such suit is pending, or at such point or place in the complainant municipality as the court in such final decree may direct, after having advertised such sale (which advertisement may include all lands so ordered sold) once each week for 2 consecutive weeks in some newspaper published in the city or town in which is the complainant or if no such newspaper, in a newspaper published in the county in which the suit is pending, and if all the lands so advertised for sale be not sold on the day specified in such advertisement, such sale shall be continued from day to day until the sale of all such land is completed.

(2)  Such sales shall be subject to confirmation by the court, and said special master shall, upon confirmation of the sale or sales, deliver to the purchaser or purchasers at said sale a deed of conveyance of the property so sold; provided, however, that in any case where any lands are offered for sale by the special master and the sum of the tax, tax certificates and special assessments, interest, penalty, costs and attorney's fee is not bid for the same, the complainant may bid the whole amount due and the special master shall thereupon convey such parcel or parcels of land to the complainant.

(3)  The property so bid in by complainant shall become its property in fee simple and may be disposed of by it in the manner provided by law, except that in the sale or disposition of any such lands the city or town may, in its discretion, accept in payment or part payment therefor any bonds or interest coupons constituting liabilities of said city or town.

History.--s. 5, ch. 15038, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 3004(6).

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