Tax Lien & Deed News

 

First Ever Online Tax Sale Brings in $115,000

Tuesday’s delinquent tax sale of properties inside the Morristown city limits – the first ever conducted with online bidding – brought in $115,000 in previously uncollected tax on sales of $358,000, officials say.

After a 90-day redemption period – three months in which the tax debtors can reclaim their property by settling their tax debt – the vast majority of sales will become final, according to Morristown City Attorney Lauren Carroll, who says the redemption period is longer for properties that haven’t been on the delinquent-tax list for as long.

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Whitman County Tax Sale Goes Online

Whitman County Treasurer's annual sale of tax foreclosure properties will convert to an on-line format this year. The properties will be posted and a bid period will be opened from Dec. 13 until Dec. 16.

Foreclosure sales have been done in a bid format which has been conducted in the county commissioners' chambers at the courthouse.

Properties are listed for foreclosure when unpaid taxes extend back for three years. Six were listed.

The sales this will be done through http://www.bid4assests.com.

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Larimer county homeowners are being warned about a tax scam
Larimer county homeowners are being warned about a tax scam. According to the Reporter Herald, some Larimer County property owners have received letters falsely claiming that a tax lien has been placed on their property and to call a phone number to avoid garnishment or property seizure. Larimer County officials are advising anyone who receives such a notice to contact law enforcement.
Tax sale tally ‘better than usual’

STEUBENVILLE — Results from last week’s auditors sale are still being totaled, but Jefferson County officials say it looks to be “better than usual.”

“It went pretty well,” Assistant Prosecutor Cerryn Marshall said Monday. “We ‘rough-counted about 440 to 450 properties sold, but we’ll get a (final) total.”

Ohio law mandates that any tract “foreclosed upon for delinquent taxes or a tax lien that has been properly offered for sale on two separate occasions, not less than two weeks apart and not sold, shall be forfeited to the state and the county auditor will offer it for sale to the highest bidder.”

Any assessments the city placed to recoup costs for grass cutting, demolition or water would be abated at the conclusion of the sale.

Mortgage debt and federal liens would remain, however.

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Annual county tax sale produces $108,000

Reno County conducted its 35th annual tax sale on Wednesday, selling to the highest bidder real estate in the county on which at least three years of property taxes were overdue.

The sale, which drew between 65 and 70 bidders, brought in $108,000 from the 47 parcels sold, said county counselor Joe O’Sullivan.

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Porter County tax sale sees nearly $1.3 in back taxes, penalties and costs

Porter County’s annual tax sale netted the collection of almost $1.3 million in delinquent taxes, penalties and tax sales costs from the owners and buyers, according to a release from Auditor Vicki Urbanik.

The sale, held Tuesday, resulted in back taxes and penalties fully paid on a total of 405 parcels, she said.

In all, 787 parcels originally were certified for tax sale. Of those, the delinquencies on 333 parcels totaling more than $900,000 were fully paid prior to the sale. A total of 50 bidders registered for the sale, which resulted in another 72 properties sold.

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Tax Deed Sale Oct. 7 - Idaho
IDAHO - Kootenai County’s tax deed sale of properties will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, at the Kootenai County Administration Building, 451 Government Way. It is conducted as a “live” auction. The list of properties is available to view at the County Treasurer’s Office and the front office of the Board of County Commissioners. Rules and guidelines can be found at www.kcgov.us/528/Property-Tax-Sale
Summit County, OH, Tax Sale
The Summit County 2019 Tax Lien Sale will be held November 9, 2019.
Washington County's tax foreclosure property sale set for October

There are more than 100 Washington County properties — homes and businesses — going up for tax foreclosure auction next month because of unpaid property taxes.

Last week there were 124 properties on the list, but since that time, Washington County supervisors removed four properties from the list last week due to possible contamination issues and owners have been coming into the Fort Edward Real Property tax office to pay the delinquent tax amounts.

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140 Parcels On Jackson County Delinquent Property Tax Sale List

According to a public notice ad found on page 3 of the edition of the Times and in the Public Notice section of this online edition , there are 140 parcels of property with delinquent taxes that could be sold at an auction at the Jackson County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 29, beginning at 10 a.m.
The number of properties is up by 11 from 129 in the 2018 tax sale.
Real estate on which property taxes have not been paid for 18 months are eligible to be offered for sale by the county for back taxes.
During the October auction, properties will be offered for late taxes, special assessments, penalties & interest and auction fees with a minimum beginning bid.
After the auction, the property owners have up to a year to ‘redeem’ or pay the successful bidder for his bid plus interest.
In the first six months, to redeem a property an owner must pay 110% of the minimum bid and 5% per annum for any bid amount over the minimum bid. After six months, the interest goes to 15%.
In this day of less than 1% savings accounts and 2% CD’s, many investors participate in tax sales as a way to earn better returns on their money.
Residents interested in bidding on the tax sale should register online at http://legacy.sri-taxsale.com/Tax/Indiana/Registration/.
Bidders should arrive the morning of the tax sale at least 30 minutes before the beginning time to be assured to receive a bid number before the start of the sale, said Jackson County Treasurer Roger D. Hurt.
Bidders should bring their registration form and W-9 form with them the morning of the tax sale. These forms can be printed from the SRI registration web site, according to Jackson County Auditor Kathy Hohenstreiter.
Residents with property on the delinquent property tax list have until the day of the auction to pay the back taxes and have the property removed from the auction’s sale list.

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Land tax sale nets $50,000 profit for county

The second land sale to recover delinquent property taxes using an online bidding system appears to have been even more successful than the first.

Tax Assessor-Collector Tameri Dunnam said that bidders paid $50,920 more than the tax owed. That’s more than last year’s sale.

The excess will go to the county general fund rather than to the tax office.

Dunnam said 24 bidders competed for 957 parcels of land with unpaid taxes.

Prior to last year, the land sale was done in person in a sort of round robin, which limited opportunities to bid for some.

Then, this past year, the tax office began having GovEase.com handle the sale. Because it is automated, bidders can review property and submit maximum and minimum bids in ahead of time, or during the actual sale. Bidders can also set up incremental automatic bid increased up to their limit.

 “I love than company,” Dunnam said. “They are always taking care of our office and willing to help bidders.”

About the only possible negative is that property owners cannot redeem their delinquent property at the last minute, as they used to do before the in-person auction began. There is a 5 p.m. deadline because it takes some time to transfer data from the tax office to the auction site.

Although profit from the auction above the amount of delinquent taxes goes to the general fund, Dunnam would like to see it put to a specific use.

“I hope they use the excess to help the handicapped and elderly,” she said.

Dunnam explained that although the courthouse is technically handicapped-accessible, she sees many elderly citizens who come to the courthouse but have to park some distance away and still navigate some steps and doors. “You would be surprised at how many we have had to help back to their cars,” she said.

Although they probably could get someone to drive them or even take care of their business for them, they don’t want to give up their independence, she added.

A drive-up window would help other departments as well as hers, she said, but the courthouse design would make one impractical, even if the building were not on the register of historic buildings.

Although anyone who wants to transact business concerning the parcels sold now has to go through the chancery clerk’s office, Dunnam’s work is hardly done.

The 2019 property tax bills will be mailed out Dec. 1.

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Madison County schedules property auction

WAMPSVILLE — Madison County will hold a tax foreclosure auction of approximately 45 properties at 10 a.m. Sept. 21, at the Kallet Civic Center at 159 Main St., Oneida, Treasurer Cindy Edick, has announced.

Many of the properties in the auction will be available to preview the day before, according to a showing schedule posted to the auction company’s website Sept. 13. All auction information, including the entire list of properties and a copy of the auction e-brochure is available at www.NYSAuctions.com. A printed auction brochure is available by visiting the Madison County office building, any town clerk’s office in the county, or by calling 1-800-243-0061. People interested in buying real property at the auction are urged to attend a free bidder’s seminar at the Madison County Office Building at 7 p.m. Sept 12. Pre-auction bidder registration begins at 6 p.m.

Auction-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. Prospective bidders must register by signing the terms and conditions, produce photo identification such as a valid driver’s license or passport and provide a Social Security number before obtaining a bidding number. Incorporated entities will need to provide a copy of the EIN number, state filing receipt and corporate resolution authorizing the registrant to bid. Successful bidders will be required to tender a deposit equal to $500 or 25% of the total contract price (the sum of the bid price plus the buyer’s premium), whichever is greater, at the auction.

The deposit must be paid by cash, bank teller or cashier check, money order or credit card (Master Card, Discover or VISA only). When a bank teller or cashier check or money order is used for the deposit, it must be made payable directly to: Madison County Treasurer, with no further endorsement. Business checks and personal checks will not be accepted. All properties are sold “as is” and officials suggest prospective bidders complete their due-diligence research prior to bidding at the auction.

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Roughly 2,000 parcels available through Monroe County tax sale

The Monroe County Tax Collector’s office is preparing for the 2018 land tax sale. The 2018 sale will be Monroe County’s third year using the online method.

“The landsale has been conducted on the front steps and in the courtroom of the circuit courthouse and when the courtroom wasn’t available on the date of the sale in the receipt room of the tax collector’s office. We’ve come a long way in 30 years from those sales on the courthouse front steps,” said Alysia Wright, chief deputy clerk of the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office.

As of last Wednesday, there were 2,115 parcels to be included in this year’s annual delinquent tax sale.

The tax collector’s office is still accepting payments at this time. Online tax payments will be available until Aug. 21 on www.deltacomputersystems.com.

Over the counter payments will be accepted in the office until Aug. 23. Any mail payments, regardless of postmark, received after Friday at 5 p.m. will be returned.

“We cannot accept payments after 5 on Friday. If the 2018 taxes are the only delinquent taxes on a parcel, the land will not be lost by the property owner if the taxes go through the sale on Aug 26. The maturity date for taxes sold through the sale is 24 months from the date of the original sale. If you have 2016 or 2017 taxes due or questions concerning acquiring land through the tax sale, contact the chancery clerk’s office at 369-8143,” Wright said.

The 2018 Monroe County Landsale will be held Aug. 26 on the online site www.govease.com at 8:30 a.m.

To participate in the online auction, you will need to register on the site and confirm payment through the tax collector’s office to be approved for bidding before Aug. 23.

At 5 p.m. on Aug. 23, all parcels with unpaid taxes will be processed to the Govease site.

On Aug. 24, the site will upload the list for auction.

At that point, bids may be entered on the site for the parcel(s) approved bidders are interested in purchasing.

The auction will not begin until 8:30 a.m. Aug. 26.

Bidders are able to access the sale remotely from their computer, laptop or cell phone. For those who do not have access to a computer or the internet, there will be access available for bidders to register and secure payment before Aug. 23.

Also, for those individuals, there will be access to the site available in the courtroom in the circuit courthouse the day of the sale at 8 a.m. for bidding. The site allows participants to set a maximum overbid amount to automatically bid against other participants.

The tax collector’s office is available at 369-6484 for questions about the land tax sale and the online sale process. The tax collector’s office encourages potential bidders to view the informational webinars available on www.govease.com. The processes of bidding and overbids are explained in detail on this site.

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87 Parcels On Scott County Delinquent Property Tax Sale List

According to a public notice ad found on page 4 of the print edition of the Times and in the public notices section of the Times online edition, there are 87 parcels of property with delinquent taxes that could be sold at an auction at the Scott County Courthouse on Thursday, Oct. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.
The number of properties is up by twelve from the 2018 tax sale.
Real estate on which property taxes have not been paid for 18 months are eligible to be offered for sale by the county for back taxes.
During the October auction, properties will be offered for late taxes, special assessments, penalties & interest and auction fees with a minimum beginning bid.
After the auction, the property owners have up to a year to ‘redeem’ or pay the successful bidder for his bid plus interest.
In the first six months, to redeem a property an owner must pay 110% of the minimum bid and 5% per annum for any bid amount over the minimum bid. After six months, the interest goes to 115%.
In this day of less than 1% savings accounts and 2% CD’s, many investors participate in tax sales as a way to earn better returns on their money.
Residents interested in bidding on the tax sale should register online at http://legacy.sri-taxsale.com/Tax/Indiana/Registration/.
Bidders should arrive the morning of the tax sale at least 30 minutes before the beginning time to be assured to receive a bid number before the start of the sale.
Bidders should bring their registration form and W-9 form with them the morning of the tax sale. These forms can be printed from the registration web site, according to Scott County Auditor Tammy Johnson.
Residents with property on the delinquent property tax list have until the day of the auction to pay the back taxes and have the property removed from the auction’s sale list.

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Land auction to be held

Watersmeet — The Michigan county land auction for Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties will be held at noon CDT on Saturday at the Northern Waters Casino in Watersmeet.

Lisa Hewitt, treasurer for Gogebic County, said the county recommends “doing your homework” before purchasing any property, but she added when properties are sold through the foreclosure process most liens are discharged, except IRS and other liens filed by governmental agencies.

She directed interested folks to visit tax-sale.info for information on the available properties and bidding process.

“They have all the bidding rules, all the minimum bids and everything you would need to know for registering,” Hewitt said.

Hewitt said the tax sale is a great opportunity for someone to acquire a project home or a business and invest back into the county.

“Our goal is to just get these properties onto the tax roll,” she said.

Some important changes for this year are certified funds are needed to buy, because cash will not be accepted. Those who owe property tax or a civil fine can not purchase property in the county in which the funds are owed. The site states that under this new law, individuals may face felony prosecution if they bid on any property.

Also, a second round of sales will only be held online and each buyer will be limited to a set number of lots during that round.

Auction participants will need to check-in with an auction clerk and bring a valid photo ID.

Winning bidders are required to pay in full within 30 minutes once the auction ends, according to the website.

When the county has a batch of foreclosed properties, Hewitt said each property is evaluated to determine if it is condemned or blighted.

“We take our time to ensure that we’re offering that property to the county residents in the best possible outcome,” she said.

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Nearly 1,000 parcels of tri-county land available at annual delinquent tax sale

County collector’s in the tri-county area are gearing up for the annual delinquent tax sale scheduled to be held on Aug. 26 at each respective courthouse.

County collector’s in the tri-county area are gearing up for the annual delinquent tax sale scheduled to be held on Aug. 26 at each respective courthouse.

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 parcels of land in Miller, Morgan and Camden counties will be up for sale. In Camden County, 667 parcels were on the list, a few have been paid since the legal notice began running in the Lake Sun. Miller and Morgan county collectors report approximately 250 parcels could eventually end up for sale.

By Missouri state law, any parcel of land which has not had property taxes paid for three years must go to auction to pay for the back taxes. While some counties take a hard line, sending properties to auction after only one year of delinquent taxes, Morgan, Camden and Miller counties follow the letter of the law placing them up after three. The sales are held at the county courthouses on the fourth Monday in August each year.

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County tax foreclosure auction is Saturday
Niagara County's tax foreclosure is scheduled for this weekend. 

Registration is slated for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Shawnee Fire Hall, 3747 Lockport Road, in Sanborn. The auction, which will feature about 90 parcels of various sizes and zoned for various purposes, begins at 10 a.m.

The largest selection of parcels, about 30, are located in the Town of Niagara. Other municipalities featured in the auction include the Villages of Youngstown and Lewiston; the Towns of Lockport, Lewiston, Cambria, Porter, Pendleton, Hartland, Royalton, Sommerset, Wheatfield and Wilson. 

According to auction guidelines, the greater of 20 percent of the bid price or $1,000 and auction fees are due to the Niagara County Treasurer, Kyle Andrews, within 30 minutes. All deposits must be made in U.S. currency. If the balance of the purchaser's payment is not delivered Sept. 11, it will be deemed forfeited and the property will be offered for resale. 

A catalog of properties is available at the Office of the Niagara County Treasurer in the Brooks Building, 59 Park Ave. in the City Lockport. A list is also be available on the auctioneers website at: www.auctionsinternational.com/liveauctions/#13266.
County tax sale brings in $1.1M

BATH | Ninety-four properties with delinquent taxes were sold in the July 12 Steuben County tax sale, bringing in approximately $1.1 million to county coffers, according to Finance Commissioner Patrick Donnelly.

Donnelly told the county Legislature on Monday there was only one parcel that failed to sell -- a “landlocked” site with no room to expand, which he said is a common reason for properties to go unsold.

Among the 95 properties put up for sale were four with existing use agreements in place from the DEC because of contamination on the sites.

All four of those sites sold as well, Donnelly said.

Hundreds turned up for the auction, which was held this year in the auditorium at Campbell-Savona Junior/Senior High School in Campbell.

The 95 parcels listed for sale were significantly more than last year, when 71 went on the block.

Donnelly also noted that although the law requires a buyer pay 30 percent of the purchase price on the day of the sale, more than half of the purchases this year were paid in full up front.

“That’s been increasing over time,” he noted

One of the key players in the auction for the last 16 years, according to Donnelly, has been Cindy Smith, part of the county’s finance team.


Donnelly called her the “ringmaster” of the annual tax sale.

On Monday, Smith, who is retiring, was recognized by the Legislature for her 30 years of service to the county.

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Town of Benton to conduct online tax sale August 6

On Tuesday, August 6, the Town of Benton will host their annual tax sale online at CivicSource.com. The auction opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m., subject to a sliding close. Four properties are slated for auction, ranging from $500 to $546. The sale is open to the public, and registration is free.

The auction price is fixed at tax, interest, costs and other impositions due, so instead of competitive price bidding, ownership interest in property is bid down. The winning bid is the least percent ownership bid on any property. Winning bidders receive tax title certificates, an interest-bearing investment returning five percent and one percent per month until paid. If not repaid within three years, the purchaser receives property ownership in the amount equal to percent bid at auction, subject to the taxes being paid.

For a complete listing of properties slated for the 2019 tax sale, visit CivicSource.com/TownofBenton.

Property auction sale announced for land along Mermentau River

Nearly 4,000 acres of land, divided into 38 separate parcels, located in Acadia, Jeff Davis, and Vermilion Parishes, and situated along the Mermentau River and its tributaries between Lake Arthur and Interstate 10, will be auctioned to the public on August 28, 2019.

There will be no minimum bid requirements and the present owners will reserve the minerals.

The auction sale will take place at the Acadia Parish Courthouse in the "Police Jury" room on the third floor, starting at 10 a.m.

The properties are being sold pursuant to a court order issued in a partition suit filed by co-owners of the properties. A "partition" is a legal proceeding brought by a co-owner of property, seeking to force a sale of the property by sheriff's auction in a manner similar to a tax sale.

The tracts are generally situated along the banks of bayous and streams, and many have stands of timber. The properties were owned by Texaco throughout most of the 20th century until being sold into private hands in the 1990s.

The properties will initially be offered as a package, and then individually. If the highest bid for the properties as a package exceeds the total of the high bids on the individual tracts, the properties will be sold to the high bidder for the properties as a package. Otherwise the properties will be sold to the individual high bidders.

Additional information about the auction sale and the specific terms and conditions under which the properties will be sold can be found online at: "mermentaulandsale.com."

The Acadia Parish Courthouse is located at 500 North Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, LA 70526.

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Dozens of Properties Sold In Phase 1 of Broome Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Hundreds of bidders took part in Broome County's Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction on Saturday. 

Hosted at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Binghamton, foreclosed properties of all types throughout the county were sold off to the highest bidder. 

David Hamlin, Director of Broome County Real Property, said that over 90 properties were sold at Saturday's auction. 

"This is phase 1 of County properties, excluding the city of Binghamton, and phase two will be August 10th," said Hamlin. 

According to Hamlin, a second auction will be held August 10th. 

"We’ve foreclosed on 227 properties, which is heavy. And we did just over 50 sell-backs to the original owners so they can stay in their homes," said Hamlin. 

Hamlin said prices are strong. 

"Some properties are going for retail price," said Hamlin. "People have walked out saying prices are too high and that’s what we like, of course, because I have to make $1.2 million a year net after writing off all the back taxes for the county."

"What the county hopes is that these new owners will take better care of the properties pick them up, bring them back," said Hamlin. "There's been some new transformations in the past, our properties that people bought, they're things you wouldn't recognize today, and hopefully the new life that it brings will benefit the entire area"

Hamlin also announced that he will be retiring as the county's Director of Real Property on September 30th. He said the county has already selected someone to take over the position starting October 1. 

"We’re really excited about that and that will be coming out in the future who that individual is," added Hamlin.

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Annual Sullivan County property auction set for June

ROCK HILL - Sullivan County’s annual real estate tax foreclosure auction is scheduled for next month in Rock Hill.

The auction starts at 9:30 a.m. on June 12 at the Ramada Rock Hill at the Sullivan Event Center at 283 Rock Hill Drive, according to a news release from the county.

Anyone interested can register to bid online by 4 p.m. on June 10 at www.nysauctions.com, in person that day at the Ramada at 6 p.m. or on the day of the auction starting at 8 a.m.

 
Properties up for sale can also be viewed at that website.
 
Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck encourages potential bidders to attend a seminar on the auction process at 7 p.m. on June 10 at the Ramada.
 
Selected properties will be personally shown on June 10 and 11. The schedule will be posted on the auctions website and in Buck’s office by June 7, according to the county.

 

All sales are subject to final approval by the Sullivan County Legislature.

 
For more information, visit the auction website or call Buck’s office at 845-807-0200.

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Sheriff and City to conduct online tax sale

On Tuesday, June 4, the City of Leesville and the Vernon Parish Sheriff will host their annual tax sales online at CivicSource.com.

The auctions open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m., subject to a sliding close. Over 70 properties are slated for auction between the two sales, ranging from $455 to $1,034. The sales are open to the public, and registration is free.

The auction price is fixed at tax, interest, costs and other impositions due, so instead of competitive price bidding, ownership interest in property is bid down. The winning bid is the least percent ownership bid on any property.

Winning bidders receive tax title certificates, an interest-bearing investment returning five percent and one percent per month until paid. If not repaid within three years, the purchaser receives property ownership in the amount equal to percent bid at auction, subject to the taxes being paid.

For a complete listing of properties slated for the 2019 tax sales, visit CivicSource.com/VernonParish.

For more information on the Louisiana tax title sale process or to view upcoming auctions, visit CivicSource.com.

CPSO gearing up for online tax sale

CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) -- The Caddo Parish Sheriff is getting ready to hold its annual online tax sale.

The auction will be held from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at CivicSource.com

Over 2,000 properties are slated for auction, ranging from $291 to $96,027. The sale is open to the public, and registration is free. 

 

The auction price is fixed at tax, interest, costs and other impositions due, so instead of competitive price bidding, ownership interest in the property is bid down. 

The winning bid is the least percent ownership bid on any property. Winning bidders receive tax title certificates, an interest-bearing investment returning five percent and one percent per month until paid. 

If not repaid within three years, the purchaser receives property ownership in the amount equal to percent bid at auction, subject to the taxes being paid. 

Delinquent taxpayers have until 5 p.m. on June 3 to pay any outstanding tax bills to keep their property out of the sale.

For a complete listing of properties slated for the 2019 tax sale, visit CivicSource.com/CaddoParish

Meanwhile, an information session about tax title sales will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Thursday, May 30 at the Shreve Memorial Library on 424 Texas St.  The event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the Louisiana tax title sale process or to view upcoming auctions, visit CivicSource.com.

 

County deed sale brings 162 properties back on the tax rolls

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Delaware County commissioners' deed sale saw big success, according to officials, achieving the goal of bringing a lot of delinquent properties back onto the tax rolls.

Charlie Richmond, the Delaware County auditor’s first deputy, said that just over half of the properties on the overall list were sold. That equates to 162 properties of the 321 that were listed for the sale.

Because of the sale, the county brought in nearly $416,000 for the properties. Extra gains after the sale’s costs are paid go back to county's general fund and future tax and deed sales.

“It was a great effort working with Ed Carroll in the treasurer's office and Steve Craycraft's team in the auditor’s office,” Richmond said. “A lot of staff work was put into this and we are really happy with the turnout.”

The commissioners decided last fall that they would hold the deed sale as an additional sale for any property that remained unsold after the annual tax sale.

While the additional sale itself costs a lot of money to put together, officials have said that moving non-tax-producing properties from a severely delinquent status back onto the tax rolls is worth the effort.

As for the bids, the lowest bid in the sale was $350 because of a minimum bid of that amount set by the county. If a property had a structure on it or was listed as a commercial lot, the minimum bid was $550.

Commissioner Sherry Riggin attended the sale to see how the turnout was and said she was pleased with nearly 400 people who were in attendance.

According to Richmond, there were 207 registered bidders in the sale, with 92 of them becoming the actual buyers of the properties sold.

County officials said they would plan another deed sale in approximately 60-90 days for unsold property and ones that couldn’t readied for this sale.

More information about that future sale would come from officials at a later date.

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