Online Bidding and Auction System
On-line bidding and auctions require advanced registration and advanced placement of deposits. Visit our on-line auction system at www.bay.realforeclose.com.
Foreclosure Sales List in Adobe PDF Format
The Clerk’s office of Bay County runs a Foreclosure report weekly that will be posted each Friday. You can obtain information regarding future foreclosure sales by researching the legal ad section of the Panama City News Herald or Bay County Bullet. The foreclosures are published once a week for two consecutive weeks before the sale takes place. You can also obtain information by clicking on the links provided on www.bay.realforeclose.com.
It is not possible to register to bid by mail. Our bidding process is the highest bidder wins the bid. Please see bidding instructions on www.bay.realforeclose.com for various deposit methods.
For on site sales immediately after the final bid is made and accepted, the successful bidder must post with the Clerk a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid in cash or cashier’s check.
The successful bidder must pay the balance of the bid amount due by 4:00 pm the same day. In addition, fees for documentary stamp taxes and registry deposit fees must be paid at the time the balance of the bid amount is paid. This amount is based upon the bid amount.
Failure to pay the balance due and authorized costs by 4:00 pm the same day will result in the re-advertisement of the sale, the cost of which will be paid from the deposit. Any remaining funds will be applied towards the judgment.
All payments must be by cash or cashier’s check drawn on a United States bank and must be made payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.