Public Auction Sales of Tax-Defaulted Property

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The primary purpose of a tax sale is to collect taxes that have not been paid by the property owner for at least five years. Offering the property at public auction allows the collection of past due taxes. Our next sale is scheduled for April 2019. 

If a property is purchased at auction and there is more than $150 remaining (after tax, liens, and costs of the sale have been paid) the remaining funds are deemed as 'Excess Proceeds'.  Parties of Interest may file a claim for excess proceeds no later than one year from the date the tax deed is recorded.   A notice of excess proceeds will be sent to all Parties of Interest.

2018 Property List and Auction Information