On April 9, 2018, Governor Scott signed House Bill 1383 into law, amending Florida’s tax deed sale statutes. The most substantial implication for lienholders is the establishment of a new deadline for claiming an interest in surplus proceeds from tax deed sales.
New tax deed sale legislation is on the horizon with substantial implications for lienholders. House Bill 1383 was ordered enrolled on March 9, 2018, after unanimously passing both the House and Senate. HB 1383 proposes amendments to § 197.582, Fla. Stat., that will have the effect of barring claims to surplus tax deed sale funds if certain procedures are not followed.