Rebecca L. (Becky) Norris

Gulf County, Florida
Clerk of Court


Foreclosure Auctions in Gulf County are NOW Online!

Beginning August 2023, Gulf County will begin using the RealAuction platform for its Foreclosure sales, allowing bidders to enjoy the convenience of bidding remotely. To prepare our customers for this transition, RealAuction typically provides monthly bidder training webinars for Florida. Bidders who register on the RealAuction website will be able to see upcoming sales, place bids, and monitor auctions and their own bidder accounts. Funds for deposits and winning bids can be paid by cash, certified check/money order, or electronically by wire transfer. The DEADLINE to make a deposit is by 5:00 p.m. ET the day prior to the date of the auction.

RealAuction Online Training

If you want to attend the online training session, please call RealAuction customer service at 1 877-361-7325, email or visit to register for the event.

FAQ & Bidder Registration

FAQ and bidder registration can be completed on the RealAuction website:

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is statutorily responsible for conducting Foreclosure Sales and issuing a Certificate of Title in the name of the County to the successful high bidder at a sale. Foreclosure Sales are governed by Chapter 45, Florida Statutes.

Gulf County Clerk of Court presents the information on this website as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this electronic search system is accurate. Gulf County Clerk of Court makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The user is advised to search all possible spelling variations of proper names, in order to maximize search results. Gulf County Clerk of Court shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein. All properties sold at a foreclosure sale qualify under “buyer beware.”  The purchase of a Foreclosure does not warrant or guarantee clear and marketable title.

Additional information can be found in our Foreclosure Sale Policy–Foreclosure Sales Policy.


For more information please view the following links for the 14th Judicial Circuit –

GENERAL INFORMATION NOTICE: Information or forms provided by the Clerk of Circuit Court should be considered as basic information only and may not be applicable to every situation. The information is not intended to be used as legal advice. Specific guidance concerning foreclosures should be directed to a qualified attorney.

Current Foreclosure Sales

All Gulf County Foreclosure Sales begin at 11:00 A.M. in the courthouse lobby.



You can obtain a listing of current and available foreclosure sales on the clerk’s website,  They are also available by researching the legal ad section of The Star newspaper.  These sales are published once a week for two consecutive weeks.

It is recommended that you come into the Clerk’s Office and review the file prior to the sale.  It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the property prior to the sale for possible liens, mortgages, taxes, or any other encumbrances.  Any legal questions you may have regarding the steps required in obtaining clear title will need to be addressed to an attorney.

It is not possible to bid by mail.  If you wish to bid you must appear in person at the sale.  Our bidding process starts out with the minimum bid requirement of $100.00 and the highest bidder is awarded the bid.  The $70.00 cost of sale must be paid prior to conducting the sale.  The original proof of publication shall be filed prior to sale.

If the Plaintiff is the successful bidder, no money is deposited with the Clerk.  If a third party is the successful bidder; they shall post with the Clerk five percent of their bid at that time.  The remaining balance is due at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale.  All bids must be paid in cash, money order, cashier’s check, certified check or governmental agency checks.  A Certificate of Title will be issued in ten days.

The Registry of the Court Fees are to be paid by the successful bidder.  The fee is 3 percent of the first $500.00, and 1.5 percent of the remaining balance.  There is no charge for recording.  The successful bidder, whether it be the Plaintiff or a third-party, shall be responsible for the documentary stamps placed on the Certificate of Title.  The fee is calculated at $7.00 per thousand, based on the total amount of the bid.

I hope this answers any questions you may have regarding foreclosure sales.



Revised 5/23/2019

If you have additional questions concerning the procedures for foreclosure sales held by the Clerk of Court, please contact our office at (850) 229-6112, ext. 2307.

Custodian of Public Records

Contact Information, Pursuant to 119.12(2), F.S.

Gulf County Clerk of Circuit Court
& County Comptroller

Attention: Public Records Liaison

1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Port St. Joe

Gulf County Courthouse

1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Room 149
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm EST


Clerks Annex Office

153 N 3rd Street
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Friday only

8:00am – 4:00pm CST