Tax Lien & Deed News


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

Lackawanna County sells 69 additional properties at continued 2018 judicial tax sale

Lackawanna County’s 2018 judicial tax sale concluded Monday with 89 tax-delinquent properties selling for more than $880,000 over two auction days.

Of those 89 properties, the county Tax Claim Bureau sold 20 on the first day of the sale, March 26, and 69 on Monday. Proceeds from the 89 sales totaled about $886,404, including $268,582 in proceeds from the March 26 auction and $617,822 from Monday’s continuation.

The bureau also collected roughly $381,133 from owners of tax-delinquent properties who paid up or worked with the bureau to set up payment plans prior to the auction.

Combined proceeds of the auctions and pre-judicial sale collections totaled approximately $1.27 million — less than the roughly $1.79 million and $1.4 million collected during the 2017 and 2016 judicial sale processes, respectively.

Proceeds from the judicial tax sale are used to pay the delinquent taxes and fees owed to municipalities and school districts in Lackawanna County.

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Madera County In-House Tax Sale Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Madera County’s (CA) in-house tax sale scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 25, has been postponed, according to Tracy Kennedy Desmond, Madera County Treasurer – Tax Collector.

Consistent with Revenue and Taxation code 3701, a postponed sale must be established within 90 days of its original sale date, says Desmond.

Therefore the next scheduled date has been set for Wednesday, July 18, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 200 W. 4th Street in Madera, beginning at 10 a.m

All parties of interest will also be notified in writing and the Right of Redemption will be extended through July 17.

Any questions should be addressed to Dan Garcia or Kat Serrano at (559) 675-7713.

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Rooks County (KS) tax foreclosure sale is May 24
The Rooks County (KS) Sheriff’s office has announced a tax foreclosure sale will be held at 9 a.m. May 24 at the county courthouse.

The sale will be in the third-floor courtroom at the courthouse, 115 N. Walnut, Stockton.

Real estate and several mineral tracts will be sold to the highest bidders for cash in hand.

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State agency takes in $2M at auction of tax-forfeited land in central Arkansas

The state land commissioner's largest delinquent tax sale of the season garnered more than $2 million after bidders purchased 217 of the 431 plots of land, homes and businesses on the auction block Tuesday at Verizon Arena.

The properties, located in Pulaski County, were put up for sale in hopes of recovering more than $1 million in past-due county real estate taxes that had been on the books for about five years.

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Clay County approves online tax sale contract

Clay County's next delinquent property tax sale will be done online.

Clay supervisors Monday approved a contract with GovEase to hold the sale this August. The county has been discussing the idea for a couple of months and agreed after being satisfied that local buyers would easily be able to participate.

GovEase started online tax sales in the state with two counties in 2016 and grew to 19 counties, including Lowndes and Chickasaw, last year. It expects to have as many as 50 counties this year.

Clay Tax Assessor Paige Lamkin has pushed the online sale as a way to improve efficiency and increase competitive bidding while not cutting out local bidders who have taken part in tax sales for years.

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1,200-Plus Properties on County Auction Block in San Diego

Starting Monday, interested bidders can register for the online tax sale auction, hosted by the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office (TTC). This is the second virtual auction for the agency following the record-breaking sales last year.

“Bidders enthusiastically responded to the ease and convenience that our online auction brings,” Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said. “We were able to sell 648 properties for $7.8 million in 2017, topping our previous sales record of $3.5 million in 2013.”

If the trend continues, this year’s auction could break another record for the county, he said.

This year’s auction will take place from May 4 to 9 and registration ends April 26. Bidders must put up a $1,000 refundable deposit and a nonrefundable $35 processing fee before April 27. Read more here

Manhattan, Kansas, County tax sale set for June 29

Property owners with delinquent taxes will have until the end of June to pay up before the properties are sold at auction.

Craig Cox, assistant county counselor, told county commissioners the county tax sale will be at 10 a.m. June 29, in the county commission chamber. Property owners with delinquent taxes have until the day of the auction to redeem their properties. The auction includes 98 parcels with at least three years of back taxes, though Cox said he anticipates a few more owners will pay their debt before the sale.

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Cambria County holding tax sale seminars
EBENSBURG – With about 2,000 properties throughout Cambria County available for purchase through tax sales, officials are holding seminars to inform the public about the necessary steps to purchase those homes and bring them back into taxation. 

Jo Anne Ranck, director of the county’s tax claim bureau, explained that there are several ways in which delinquent properties are sold. 

Upset sales occur after property taxes have not been paid in two years. Held annually the Monday after Labor Day, all properties must go through an upset sale before being offered at another type of sale. 

The starting price for properties at upset sale is the amount of taxes due on the property, with purchasers responsible for all liens, mortgages and judgments. 

Anything that is not sold at an upset sale can be requested for private tax sale or judicial sale. 

Private sales are held in Cambria County four times each year – in March, May, August and November. Minimum bids are $200 and purchasers are also responsible for all liens, mortgages and judgments. 

Ranck said about 30 properties are sold at each private sale, and the next one is scheduled for March 16 at Cambria County Courthouse. Read more here
Next Hamilton County back-tax sale may be held online

Hamilton County (Tennessee) has had good luck selling old vehicles and surplus equipment online, and now it's looking at conducting its annual back-tax sale the same way.

County Trustee Bill Hullander briefed county commissioners at their agenda session Wednesday morning. Next week, commissioners will vote whether to contract with Archon Information Systems LLC to conduct tax-sale auctions this year. If commissioners close the deal and everyone's happy, the contract could be renewed one year at a time for up to three years.

Each year, the county auctions off properties it acquired after the owners failed to pay taxes for several years. In the past, the auction has been held in early June. Dozens of potential buyers crowd into the county commission room to bid on hundreds of properties, ranging from houses and lots to odd bits and pieces of land here and there.

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Maui real property tax sale set for Tuesday, Nov. 14

WAILUKU - The county Department of Finance will hold a real property tax sale on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and will continue the sale on Wednesday, Nov. 15, if necessary. The sale will auction off properties that have been delinquent for three or more years and have received their final notice of tax sale.

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Porter County Tax Sale results in $1.8 million collected in delinquent taxes
Porter County officials held their annual delinquent property tax sale on Oct. 24, resulting in the collection of $1,873,858 in delinquent taxes from owners and buyers.
The sale was conducted by County Auditor Vicki Urbanik and County Treasurer Michelle Clancy. A property tax sale is required to be held in each Indiana county for those properties where an owner fails to pay the property taxes from the prior year’s first property tax bill installment. A tax lien on the property may be sold to satisfy the tax obligation to the highest bidder. The owners of the properties sold at the tax sale have one year to pay the delinquent property taxes, costs, and penalties to keep the property.
The sale, conducted by Indianapolis-based SRI Incorporated on behalf of Porter County, offered 462 parcels to 53 bidders. Prior to Tuesday’s sale, owners of 411 other tax delinquent parcels paid their taxes in full to remove their properties from the sale.
In total, 516 parcels had all taxes, penalties, and costs paid in full. “Tax sales are a necessary function of county government,” Clancy said. “It is only fair to the people who pay their property taxes every year to pursue those who do not pay.”
For the 357 properties that did not sell, the County Commissioners acquire a tax lien. The Commissioners may offer those properties to the public at a sale at a later date. “It is our ultimate goal to return these properties to the tax rolls as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Urbanik said. “Property owned by people who pay their property taxes help ensure that our local government services are fully funded.”
For more information on property tax sales, see
2017 Negotiated Tax Certificate Sale in Summit County

The parcels eligible for the 2017 Negotiated Tax Certificate Sale in Summit County.  Please be aware that this is not the final sale batch file that will be offered for sale.  An updated file will be sent on a more frequent basis from now until  the scheduled sale date of Thursday, November 9, 2017.  The file will be updated regularly due to real estate tax payments, bankruptcy filings and delinquent contracts.


The Bidder’s Specifications, Bidders Registration Form and Affidavit of Compliance will follow soon.


If you should have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mike Migden at