Montana

In State Info by TSL Admin


Primary Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificate
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Secondary Type(s): OTC Lien
Sale Date(s): Varies: set by taxing jurisdiction
Bid Type: Premium Bidding
Rate of Return: 10% per annum, plus 2% penalty upon redemption
Redemption Period: 3 years from date of sale
Over-the-Counter: Lien
Statute Section(s): Montana Code Annotated, Title 15, Chapter 17, "Tax Sales,"and Chapter 18, "Ownership Interests in Land Sold for Taxes."
State Website: www.mt.gov

State Overview:

There are 56 counties in Montana.

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The two most populous areas in Montana are Yellowstone (144,000+) and Missoula (108,000+) County.

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Montana is classified as a Tax Lien Certificate state. Sales are conducted through the local treasurer and are typically held annually or else the county may only offer parcels as OTC Liens.

Auction Process / Redemption:

Though the exact system used is not clearly defined by law in the state of Montana, one can deduce the winning bidder will be determind through the 'Premium Bid' system. The law states, "The sale is made to the person who offers to pay all delinquent property taxes, penalties, interest, and costs due on the property." Tax Lien Certificates won at auction are subject to a 3 year redemption period, with a rate of return equalling 10% per annum, plus a 2% penalty upon redemption.

State Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
Montana Association of Counties Contact information for all 56 County Treasurers (and other county offices including the Clerk & Recorder) and county websites, if such exists. NA

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