Tax Lien & Deed News


La Porte County holds training session for Oct. tax sale

La PORTE — The La Porte County Auditor’s Office, and the La Porte County Treasurer’s Office will be holding a Training Session, for the public, with SRI Tax Sale Services on Wednesday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the County Government Complex, 809 State St., La Porte.

The purpose of this training session is to provide instruction to the public for the online tax sale that will be taking place on Oct. 18.

Grundy County Delinquent Tax Sale to be held August 27th

As of Thursday morning, 166 properties are being offered for sale at the annual Grundy County Delinquent Tax Sale.

The sale will be at the courthouse in Trenton the morning of August 27th at 10 o’clock with registration for buyers to start at 8:30.

Collector-Treasurer Barbara Harris reports that of the properties to be offered, 76 will be offered for the first time, 41 for the second time, 15 for the third sale, and 34 for after the third sale. After a property is offered three times, a buyer may pay the taxes or make an offer.

The list of properties for sale may be viewed in the collector-treasurers office on the second floor of the courthouse. Anyone wishing to purchase a property must be a Missouri resident and have all taxes paid.

Harris reports Madison Township has the largest number of properties to be offered with 78, which are all at Leisure Lake. Trenton Township has the second largest offering with 43 properties. Franklin Township has 21, Liberty Township has 14, and Wilson has 10. Property owners have until the afternoon of August 24th at 4:30 to pay back taxes.

Questions about the Grundy County Delinquent Tax Sale may be directed to the collector-treasurers office at 359-4040 extension 3.

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Teton County Annual Property Tax Lien Sale on August 8

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –  The Teton County Treasurer’s office is seeking to spread the word about properties that currently have outstanding 2017 property tax bills prior to the annual Property Tax Lien Sale on August 8, 2018.

Property owners and ownership entities have been noticed of delinquent tax bills, but outstanding balances still exist for 51 real property parcels in Teton County (as of 7/25/18). There are also delinquent taxes on 11 mobile homes and 82 Business entities. Payment on these outstanding balances can be made up until Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

“It can be difficult to track down individual owners or ownership entities when it comes to delinquent property taxes, so we want to make sure that we get the word out as much as possible prior to the annual Property Tax Lien Sale every year,” said Donna Baur, Teton County Treasurer. “Ideally, property owners can remedy the situation prior to a third party purchasing the tax lien for the parcel.”

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Bids due Aug. 10 for Putnam County tax sale

HENNEPIN — Putnam County has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2014 and mobile homes that were delinquent for 2014 and prior real estate taxes. The county as trustee will offer for sale the real estate and mobile homes obtained to the public.

It will offer approximately eight real estate items and two mobile home items through a sealed bid auction sale. All sealed bids must be in the county’s treasurer’s office located in the county courthouse, 120 N. Fourth St., Hennepin, IL 61327 no later than the close of business on Aug. 10.

“The sale of these lots and mobile homes should be a major benefit to both the taxing districts and the neighboring property owners. This sale will place the real estate and mobile homes into the hands of individuals who have an interest in owning them. The county hopes these new owners will maintain the property and the mobile homes and keep the taxes paid,” a press release from the county read. “By eliminating abandoned properties, the appearance of the neighborhood should improve and the value of the adjoining properties should increase.”

The required minimum bid on real estate is $787 and on mobile homes is $845. All items will be sold to the highest sealed bid received on or before Aug. 10. Packets and sale catalogs are available at the county’s treasurer’s office or at

For more information, contact the auction sale department of the Putnam County Tax Agent’s Office at (800) 248-2850 or (618) 656-5744 or visit Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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More than 500 tax-defaulted properties up for auction throughout San Bernardino County

VICTORVILLE — The San Bernardino County Tax Collector’s office has announced that more than 500 tax-defaulted properties will soon be up for auction, several of which are located in the High Desert.

Tax collector Oscar Valdez announced Tuesday that his office will hold its annual online auction of tax-defaulted properties beginning Aug. 4, with staggered closing times through Aug. 10.

A scan of the county website reveals defaulted properties such as a two-story home located in a housing tract in Adelanto, commercial and residential properties in Barstow, a home in Helendale, land in Victorville, properties in Pinon Hills and several residential units in the Lake Arrowhead area.

“The benefit of a tax sale is getting tax-defaulted properties back into tax paying status to fund key public services, including education, police and fire protection, and social and public health services,” Valdez said. “Winning bidders have the opportunity to buy real estate at potentially reduced prices.”

The tax sale auction consists of properties that have been tax-defaulted for five or more years and will include both newly offered and re-offered properties.

Opening bids start as low as $100, and the highest bid wins. Each bidder alone bears the responsibility of due diligence to inspect, research and investigate the properties offered for sale.

Properties are sold “as is” and purchasers are encouraged to complete a thorough due diligence review prior to bidding.

Auction properties include single-family residences, multi-unit apartments, duplexes, triplexes, commercial buildings, vacant land and over 100 timeshares.

Limited tax information, including parcel number, assessor’s parcel map, and Google Map addresses, are available for viewing online at

Participants must pre-register to bid. For more information, visit

To participate in the auction, an advance deposit of $1,000, plus a $35 non-refundable bid deposit processing fee, is due by 5 p.m. on Friday.

Participants must pre-register to bid. For more information, visit

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Foreclosed land auction is July 31 for Montcalm, Ionia counties

SHERIDAN (MI) — Nearly 60 foreclosed properties in Ionia and Montcalm counties will hit the auction block this month.

The annual land auction is noon July 31 at the Sheridan Community Center, 205 St. Clair St.

Potential bidders can register at online or starting at 11:30 a.m. the day of the sale at the Community Center.

Montcalm County will have 38 properties for auction (10 less than last year), while Ionia County will have 21 properties available (three more than last year). All properties were foreclosed on for unpaid taxes in 2015.

Any properties that do not sell for their minimum bid July 31 will go up for sale again at a no minimum bid auction later this year.

Montcalm County properties of note include an old hotel in Home Township with a minimum bid of $36,000, part of an old elevator in Vestaburg with a minimum bid of $4,500, lakefront property in Evergreen Township with a minimum bid of $3,900 and an old commercial building in Cato Township with a minimum bid of $1,700.

Ionia County properties of note include a modern raised ranch home in Belding with a minimum bid of $9,800 and a currently occupied four-square home in the Lyons at a minimum bid of $8,100.

“We do have two properties that are being taken for public purpose — they pay full back taxes and fees and have first right after the state,” Ionia County Treasurer Judith Clark said. “The city of Ionia will have a pole building to clean up and be able to use for city maintenance facilities and vehicles and storage. Ionia Township is using a lot next door to clean up and expand parking.”

Montcalm County Treasurer JoAnne Vukin could not be reached for comment for this story.

Call the Ionia County Treasurer’s Office at (616) 527-5329, the Montcalm County Treasurer’s Office at (989) 831-7334 or visit for a list of all properties up for auction in Ionia and Montcalm counties.

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Lincoln County Tax Sale Aug. 27

The annual tax sale begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, and over the course of six hours of digital bidding in an online auction, the Lincoln County Tax Collector’s Office will recover $1,581,173 in back taxes owed on 2,362 parcels. Tax collector Blake Pickering said the average unpaid bill is between $1,300 and $1,500, and he expects several of the open tabs to be closed out before sale day.

Otherwise, those in arrears will be paying a new lien-holder 1.5 percent interest per month.

“Ninety percent of the people who bid on parcels in the tax sale are after the interest income, and from my understanding, the guys who do it make a pretty good bit of money,” he said.

Anyone interested in bidding on the delinquent parcels must create an account with and send a completed Form W-9 to Pickering’s office. Once registered with the bidding site and tax office, registered users will receive an email approving their participation in the sale.

Once the sale launches, logged-in bidders will have access to all of the parcels and can immediately enter bids. CivicSource allows “proxy bidding,” in which users can set a maximum bid amount and walk away — the site will automatically increase the bid by the minimum to stay on top of competitors until the maximum is topped.

CivicSource uses a rolling 5-minute clock that extends bid times to prevent last-second “sniping” during the final seconds of the bid process. Pickering said a bidding war over a particular parcel extended 10 times for an additional 51 minutes during last year’s sale.

Successful bidders will have 24 hours to pay the full owed amount to CivicSource. The site turns a profit only off a percentage of over-bids and sends Lincoln County a check for the full amount of taxes collected.

Successful bidders will be entitled to 1.5 percent interest per month and will be paid in full once the landowners settle their bill. If the landowner doesn’t pay up in two years — three years from the date of the original tax lien — successful bidders can sue in chancery court for a quiet title giving them ownership of the parcel, though Pickering said such actions are rare.

Anyone owing taxes who wishes to avoid having their bill auctioned off can settle up with the tax collector’s office by Aug. 24. The office will stop accepting checks after Aug. 10.

Pickering said his office will publish a list of delinquent parcels in The Daily Leader on Aug. 9 and Aug. 21.

If a parcel is auctioned off in the upcoming tax sale, landowners should pay their bill as soon as possible in the Lincoln County Chancery Clerk’s Office.

This will be the second year the annual tax sale has been conducted online. Previously, tax sales were carried out in all-day sessions in the circuit courtroom, but moving the sale online allows more participants and ensures more collections, Pickering said.

“It opens it up for working people who want to participate but can’t get off work all day,” he said.

For years in the courtroom and now online, Lincoln County’s Johnny Gunnel dominates the land sale. Pickering said the next three top buyers behind Gunnel are out-of-town companies built on tax lien interest profits.

Gunnel could not be reached for comment.

Pickering’s office will host an info session with CivicSource to teach participants how to use the online system. The two sessions are scheduled for noon and 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Sheriff’s Office to hold online tax sale July 25 (La.)

More than 300 properties will be up for grabs on July 25 when the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office hosts an online tax title sale.

The auction will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or end earlier if all properties are sold, the Sheriff’s Office said. A tax title sale is the sale of properties that have delinquent taxes due.

By hosting the sale through its website, the Sheriff’s Office said more bidders will be allowed to participate from the privacy of their own computers. There are 377 properties slated to be auctioned off, and the sale is open to the general public.

The tax titles for the properties are sold to the public for the amount of the delinquent taxes due, plus any accrued interest, penalties and other legal costs, the Sheriff’s Office said. The sale is conducted as a “low-bid-wins” style of auction in which properties are sold to the buyer willing to bid on the least percent ownership interest in the property.

The winning bidders of the tax sale are expected to pay for their purchases within 72 hours after the auction closes, the Sheriff’s Office said. Payment must be made in full, and all sales are final.

Property owners must send property tax payments by 4 p.m. July 24 to avoid having their property subject to sale, the Sheriff’s Office said. If bills aren’t paid in the full amount by July 24, the properties could go up for sale during the auction.

Free registration and a list of available properties are now available through the Sheriff’s Office website at

A limited number of computer terminals will also be open during the sale on the third floor of the Ferd H. Block Building, 200 W. Second St., Thibodaux, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A Sheriff’s Office representative will be on hand to provide assistance.

Tax payments can be made at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Office at 200 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux or at the South Lafourche substation at 102 W. 91st St., Cut Off.

For information, property owners can call 449-4431 in Thibodaux or 632-5844 in Galliano.

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Washington County tax sale July 28

One hundred twenty three Washington County (VT) properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28.

Every year the county sends properties to auction which are three years delinquent on paying their respective property taxes.

The only way for Washington County property owners to keep their property is to pay their back taxes – which also accrues a penalty of one percent per month plus an additional five percent once it goes to the county treasurer’s office, for a potential total penalty of 41 percent – prior to auction, otherwise the county will foreclose upon them

Some owners do pay the back taxes prior to auction; this year’s list consisted of 125 properties but two had already been redeemed by press time.

This year the majority of properties going to auction are residential, being single family homes or apartments. This is in stark contrast to last year’s auction in which numerous businesses were threatened with foreclosure, including 11 in Granville, one in Hartford, three in Hebron, eight in Whitehall and one in Dresden.

There are only two commercial-type properties in the local region going to auction – both are located in Whitehall and are defined as “downtown row type” buildings.

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This Coast county is auctioning land and properties for a bargain

Online bidding for tax-forfeited properties in Jackson County opened Wednesday and bidders have until July 25 to get a real bargain.

The 376 properties are spread throughout the county in Moss Point, Gautier, Ocean Springs and Pascagoula and have a combined estimated value of $1.6 million.

These are lots and buildings that weren't sold at the county tax sale. One of the properties in Jackson County is worth more than $50,000 and four are worth between $25,000 and $50,000.

Bidders can get a good deal, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said, since the minimum bid typically is about 10 percent of the market value of the property, or $1,500 on a $15,000 parcel. The highest sale price in an online auction typically is 25 percent of the appraised value, he said.

The idea is to clean up the neighborhoods and get the properties back on the tax rolls, Hosemann said.

During the last year, his office collected $1.5 million from the sales and returned all of the funds to the local communities.

“Online auctions are great for local communities because they make it easier for citizens to purchase property forfeited to the state for nonpayment of ad valorem taxes,” Hosemann said. “Formerly neglected properties are restored to the tax rolls and money raised is distributed to cities, counties and schools.”

How it works
Bids must be submitted at the secretary of state’s online auction portal by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Paper bids will not be accepted.

Details such as parcel location, legal description, market values of the properties and an auction map are on the website. Users can put the street address into Google Earth and get a street view and look 360 degrees at surrounding properties.

Bidders must register online. They won't be able to see any other bids on a property, but have the option to pay a "buy it now" price instead of waiting until the end of the auction to see if they are the highest bidder.

"We are faster than any Realtor," Hosemann said. Within 24 hours, his office will either accept a bid or make a counter offer. The entire process generally happens within 30 days, he said.

Successful bidders will be notified by email soon after the auction closes. Payment by cash, check, credit card or other form must be paid within 15 days of notification. 

The buyer will receive the equivalent of a quitclaim. To clear the title, the buyer can file in local court and notice will be published in a newspaper three times, Hosemann said. Those who buy smaller lots generally skip this step and after 7 years own it by possession, he said.

Who has benefited
In recent years, auctions were held in Bay St. Louis, Greenville, Greenwood, Hinds County, Jackson, McComb, Meridian, Pearl River County, Rankin County, Washington County, Waveland, Vicksburg and Yazoo City.

The state Legislature allows the parcels to be given to a municipality if they become a public park, Hosemann said, or to community churches where neighboring properties can be used for a basketball court or other use.

Hosemann said when he first came into office the state had more than 15,000 tax forfeiture parcels, and the policy was to wait for people to call before any were sold.

"The first thing was to get it all online," he said. His office handles 700,000 documents a year online and he said no other state has full online auctions, the lowest business filing fees in the country and Y'all Business that provides extensive demographics and data for business owners.

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Pittsfield Looks to Hold Tax Lien Auction This Fall

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city will look at holding another tax lien auction later this fall.
According to Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood, the city intends to host the auction in late fall to recoup some back taxes. The auctions essentially sell off liens on delinquent taxpayer properties to the highest bidder, which then takes over the rights to collect from the property owner. 
Kerwood said there is some $5.8 million uncollected and an equal amount of interest. However, he does not know how many of those will go to the auction block. The liens will be sorted through by a vendor to determine which ones have value at the auction and which ones don't.

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Online Auction Features 691 Properties Offered by San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Bidders who did not get to buy property in San Diego County’s May online auction will now get a second chance.

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister opened bidder registration Monday for the 2018 online reoffer property tax auction, featuring 691 properties.

“We are pleased to give prospective buyers another shot at buying a piece of paradise in beautiful San Diego County,” McAllister said. “Most of the available properties are timeshares — all starting at $100 — so we want to encourage people across the country to take advantage of these great deals.”

Those who wish to participate must register as a bidder by July 12. To sign up, go to the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s (TTC) tax sale website and submit a refundable $1,000 deposit, plus a non-refundable $35 processing fee.

The online auction will take place from July 20 to 25, and it will include 655 timeshares, 3 improved properties (homes or businesses), and 33 unimproved properties (land).

The available properties were left over from the TTC’s initial auction in May, during which buyers purchased 323 properties for a total of $3,065,400.

“This is the second year we have hosted our property auction online, and once again, it has allowed us to reach a bigger audience than any in-person auction,” said McAllister. “We had buyers from across California, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Florida, Nevada, Kentucky and Virginia.”

California law states that if owners do not pay their property taxes for five years or more, the county can auction off the properties to recover the back taxes. Current owners of the parcels have until 5 p.m. on July 19 to pay the defaulted taxes and fees to avoid a sale.

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Polk County property tax sale

Polk County Treasurer Mary Maloney is gearing up for the annual tax sale of delinquent property taxes. That means property tax scofflaws have until 5 p.m. June 15 to get their payments to the treasurer’s office. This year, there are fewer properties with overdue taxes and the amount owed has declined, too, according to a news release. The number of parcels with delinquent taxes dropped 2 percent from last year to 2,559 and the amount owed on those parcels is down 1 percent to $4.55 million. The tax sale starts at 7:30 a.m. June 18 at Airport Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive. The list of properties with delinquent taxes is available on the treasurer’s website.

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The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual property tax sale on Tuesday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for properties that have unpaid 2017 property taxes.

The sale is for approximately 354 assessments of land, commercial and residential properties that have unpaid ad valorem property taxes for 2017.

Property owners of these unpaid assessments can still make their tax payments by 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, to have their property removed from the Tax Sale list. Online payments at are accepted through noon Tuesday, but payments can still be made in person by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bossier Parish Courthouse or any of the Sheriff’s Office substations.

The tax sale is open to the public and will be held online only. To register and bid, go to, and click on “Sign In” to register. The bidding process is explained upon registration.

For further information or payment options for outstanding assessments, call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Property Tax Department at (318) 965-3400.

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40 Cayuga County, Auburn properties up for sale at foreclosure auction

Cayuga County and the city of Auburn will host a tax foreclosure auction June 6 and a variety of properties throughout the county will be up for sale. 

The auction will take place at 2 p.m. at the Emerson Park Pavilion and will be conducted by Auctions International. Residential and commercial properties will be for sale, as well as a handful of vacant lots. 

Within the city, 12 residential and one mixed commercial/residential properties will be for sale. In the rest of the county, there are properties available in Brutus, Cayuga, Cato, Conquest, Genoa, Ira, Ledyard, Montezuma, Moravia, Owasco, Port Byron, Sennett, Springport, Sterling and Victory. Of the 27 parcels for sale in the county, 15 are residential and 10 are vacant lots, while there is one commercial property and one former church available to bid on. 


According to a press release from Cayuga County, "proceeds from the auction help the city and county recoup the lost tax revenues not collected on the various parcels that have been foreclosed upon."

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Orange County to hold real estate auction on June 11

Orange County will hold a real property tax foreclosure auction on Monday, June 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Orange County Emergency Services Center located at 22 Wells Farm Road in Goshen,.

A digital copy of the auction brochure is available on the auction company’s website:

A property showing schedule will be posted June 8. 

A free printed auction brochure is available by visiting the Orange County government offices in Goshen, any Town clerk’s office within the county or by calling 1-800-243-0061.

People interested in buying real property at the auction are urged to listen to a pre-recorded audio file on the company’s website of the "Public Information Seminar." This seminar is facilitated by company representatives and is useful for those attending the county’s auction for the first time. There is an overview of the auction’s “Terms and Conditions” and useful tips to assist bidders in becoming more informed buyers.

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CPSO gearing up for Tax Certificate sales

CADDO PARISH, La. - The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual Tax Certificate sales next month. 

The online auctions at will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., June 5 subject to a sliding close.

Over 2,000 properties are slated to go to auction, ranging in price from $307 to $89,985. The sales are open to the public. 

Free bidder registration and a list of tax sale properties are available at

Delinquent taxpayers have until 5 p.m. on June 4 to pay any outstanding tax bills to keep their property out of the sale. 

Winning bidders are expected to pay for their purchases within 24 hours of the close of the auction. Payment must be made in one installment and all sales are final.

For more information on the Louisiana Tax Certificate sale process or to view upcoming auctions, visit  

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Knoxville auctioning off 2nd set of surplus properties

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The city of Knoxville is auctioning off another set of surplus city-owned property through online bidding.

Bidding is underway on 33 properties through noon on Wednesday, May 23. Powell Auction and Realty is managing the auction.

Most of the properties are vacant lots acquired by the city after they were not purchased during a public tax sale. Before being put up for sale, they were all reviewed by city departments and the Land Acquisition Committee. City Council and County Commission then reviewed and approved requests to surplus the properties for less than the taxes owed.

More onlineView the properties and enter a bid

The first auction of 27 surplus properties earlier this year brought in $300,000 for the city. Based on prior taxes owed on each property, the revenue will be prorated between the city and county.

Those who win an auction will pay a five percent commission of the sales price, the deed recording fees and transfer taxes.

Selling off the properties means the city doesn't have to maintain the properties and creates a potential for private owners to develop them.

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Jasper County Property Tax Sale Will Be Held Online

For the first time ever…the annual Jasper County Property tax sale next month will be conducted online. This morning…at the recommendation of County Treasurer Doug Bishop…the County Supervisors unanimously approved a contract with GovTech Services Incorporated of Glenwood Iowa. They will conduct the tax sale online Monday June 18th.

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Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction
Find the list for Wayne County, New York, here. 
Maui property tax lien auction scheduled

People who’ve been delinquent in paying property taxes for three or more years risk losing their properties during a sale on May 22.

The county Department of Finance will put 13 properties up for auction beginning at 9 a.m. at the Kihei Community Center. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The sale may continue May 23, if necessary.

The highest bidder needs to pay with a certified or cashier’s check.

The property owners have received final notices of tax sale.

The number of properties available for sale may be reduced if owners pay all taxes, penalties, interest and costs before the auction.

The list of available properties has been posted at the Real Property Tax Collections office at the Maui Mall Service Center and at the Kalana O Maui Building and Hoapili Hale in Wailuku. It also can be inspected at the Molokai Real Property Tax Office and the Lanai Senior Center.

For more information, visit and select “Delinquent Tax Accounts.” The tax collections office can be reached at 270-7697.

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Tax Certificate Sale workshops scheduled

Representatives from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office will conduct workshops around the county educating citizens on the annual Tax Certificate Sale.

“Our workshops are a great place to share valuable information about this sale, which offers winning bidders an opportunity to earn between 5 and 18 percent interest,” said Tax Collector Ben Anderson. “In 2017, investors earned an average of 7.28 percent.”

To learn more, potential investors can log on to and take full advantage of the demonstrations, procedural information, links to public records, and the Delinquent Tax advertising list. Bidding began May 9 and will conclude on June 1.

The required published advertisement of delinquent parcels appears in the Crestview News Bulletin May 9, 16 and 23 editions. Copies will also be available at all Okaloosa County Tax Collector Office locations and at

Delinquent taxpayers have until 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31, to make payment on their account or a certificate will be sold June 1. Payment must be made by cash, cashier’s check, money-order or by credit card. (Bank User Fees Apply)

Questions concerning the Tax Certificate Sale can be directed to the Tax Department, 850-651-7604.

Locations and times of the workshops are:

• May 14: OCTC Crestview office, 6 p.m.

• May 17: 701 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, 6 p.m.

• May 21: Okaloosa Administration Building, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Suite 101, Shalimar, 6 p.m. Will be live streamed on the Facebook page,

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Cerro Gordo County requesting offers regarding tax sale certificates

MASON CITY, Iowa - Some properties in Cerro Gordo County could soon be put on the market if the owners don't pay their back property taxes.

The county treasurer's office is requesting bids for puchasing about 50 tax sale certificates for a range of properties, including empty lots, mobile homes and residential properties.

Owners who are behind on their taxes still have the opportunity to pay those taxes before their properties go up for sale.

County Treasurer Pat Wright says the sale is important for the county because if owners don't pay up or bids are not submitted, the county assumes the property and could lose money.

"Once it goes to a Cerro Gordo County tax sale, then we can no longer list it and sell it to an individual again. It's a very costly process...but we're very excited about it, we're willing and wanting to clean these parcels up," Wright says.

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Providence registering potential bidders for sale of unpaid tax liens May 10

PROVIDENCE – The city will convene its sale of unpaid tax liens on May 10 at 10 a.m. at City Hall, according to a recent announcement. The sale is for the purchase of tax liens against property, in the amount of delinquent taxes, plus interest.

In a change from past practice, the city will not hold a registration on the day of the tax sale. All potential bidders must register in advance. Registration forms are available in the Tax Collector’s Office at Providence City Hall or on the office’s website at

Preregistration will be held through May 4.

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Cook County Treasurer’s Annual Tax Sale is scheduled to start on May 4

Evanston’s Property Tax Assessment Review Office reminds residents that the Cook County Treasurer’s Annual Tax Sale is scheduled to start on May 4, 2018. There are 75 Evanston properties that have delinquent 2016 tax bills.

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas urges property owners to pay their delinquent bills immediately to prevent their unpaid taxes from being offered at the Annual Tax Sale. Many owners are most vulnerable to the Tax Sale in part because the U.S. Postal Service has returned their bills and subsequent notices.

Owners can visit to see if their taxes are delinquent for Tax Year 2016 (originally due in 2017). To ensure that payments are recorded before the Tax Sale begins, owners can do one of the following things:

- Pay at a Chase branch until April 28, 2018 with a certified check, cashier's check, money order or cash. Personal checks are not accepted
- Pay at by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2018
- Pay at the Treasurer's Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago, Illinois, until the day before the sale.

A complete list of properties with delinquent taxes to be offered at the tax sale is updated weekly and published at The list can be downloaded in PDF and spreadsheet formats. Read more here