Tax Lien & Deed News


Trousdale County to hold delinquent tax sale on April 16

Trousdale County is scheduled to hold its first tax delinquency sale in four years later this month.

The sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Trousdale County Courthouse on Main Street.

At press time, there were 17 properties set to go on the auction block, with just over $167,000 worth of back property taxes owed. Property owners can redeem the property at any point before the sale by paying the back taxes.

Trousdale County’s last tax sale was in 2015.

Bidding will start on each piece of property at the amount of taxes owed. Under state law, the county makes the opening bid with citizens allowed to increase the bid. If no one bids on a property, the county automatically takes possession.

Also, winning bidders don’t get possession of the property immediately. State law gives owners one year from the date of sale to redeem the property, again by paying the back taxes owed. Bidders must pay up front but will be refunded if the original owner reclaims the property during that year.

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Macon Tax Commissioner to hold seminar on Subsequent Tax Sale process

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Tax Commissioner's Office will hold a seminar on the new Subsequent Tax Sale process.

According to a release, the seminar will take place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Macon-Bibb Government Center on Poplar St. The release says the seminar is free, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the Subsequent Tax Sale/Auction. The auction is set take place September 3, 2019.

The Bibb County Tax Commissioner's Office says the auction will include properties that failed to sell at an earlier tax sale. Starting bids for these specific properties will be approximately $400, according to the Tax Commissioner's Office. Attendees who want to bid are required to register early.

"If you are interested in bidding, I strongly encourage you to attend this session to learn more about the process, says Tax Commissioner, Mr. McCord. "This is another way which we can help Macon-Bibb County fight blight in our neighborhoods."

In addition, the release says if you are unable to attend this seminar, there will be another one on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

S. Wade McCord, Tax Commissioner, to hold Seminar on Subsequent Tax Sale Process,

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Ridgefield Readies Tax Sale of Properties

The town is readying a tax sale for Wednesday, and has already collected more than $600,000 in overdue payments, the Ridgefield Press has reported.

The original slate of properties placed on the block when the auction was first announced in September 2018 numbed 13, and the amount of missing tax revenue totaled about $700,000. In the final days before the sale, only about $65,000 is left to collect, on three properties.

Two office condominiums and one house remain on the list, and are currently listed for sale at the auction, to be held at 10 a.m. on March 27 in town hall's lower level conference room.

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Tax sale generates over $25,000

Six properties at the Dickinson County tax auction didn’t even sell.

Five properties sold for just $25.

Yet, the auction of properties that have failed to pay property taxes for the last three years was highly successful with 20 properties generating $25,126.

In 2018 just 14 properties sold for $4,810. In 2017 a dozen properties sold for $9,667.

Helping boost the auction total was an $11,000 bid by Stan Arveson for a lot located in south Chapman next to the Smoky Hill River, 129 E. First Street.

There were 26 properties Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman attempted to sell to the highest bidders. Undersheriff James Swisher and Kelly Reid helped with the auction that attracted about 40 people. There were 11 different buyers.

Those that didn’t sell will be in the auction in 2020.

If real estate taxes remain unpaid for three years, property becomes eligible for tax foreclosure by the county. After due process, the property is sold at auction to the highest eligible bidder. The tracts are sold “as is.” Taxes had not been paid on the 26 properties for at least five years.

Of the 26 properties, 15 were in Herington, five in Abilene, two in Enterprise, two with Junction City addresses and one in Chapman.

Dickinson County Counselor Doug Thompson who is in charge of the annual tax sale said the new owners were responsible for half of current property taxes. The new owners are also responsible for specials and must pay a $38 handling fee.

The two properties that had specials were among those that didn’t sell.

“Back taxes are eliminated. This is that sale to pay those taxes,” Thompson said. “And it at least gets the property back on the tax roll.”

Thompson announced that the previous owners can’t buy the property back.

“Or if you are related to the owner, you can’t participate in the sale,” he said.

Thompson said when he became the county counselor there hadn’t been a tax sale for several years. The first sale he was involved in had 400 parcels.

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Yavapai County annual tax lien sale

It is time for the annual Yavapai County Treasurer Office’s tax lien sale, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

There are 3,064 properties listed this year. That is 785 more properties listings than last year’s 2,279, according to the Yavapai County Treasurer’s Office.

“Tax lien sales are a lien that’s sold, not the property, itself, but a lien on the property for delinquent taxes,” Treasurer Ross Jacobs said previously.

This year the county is selling the 2017 taxes. For the full tax lien list see pages 1C-12C in today's Courier.

If a property is delinquent on taxes from two years ago, or earlier, it can result in a lien being placed on a property. The county will place a property in the tax sale if parcels are delinquent on tax payments for 9 to 18 months.

The Feb. 12 tax sale is an online auction at

Arizona Newspaper Association Legislative Consultant Paula Casey thinks it is always important to advertise the sale of a lien on a property.

“There have been cases where people did not know of the lien until a neighbor or acquaintance tells them they saw it in the paper,” Casey said. “Granted, most of the properties listed have had adequate notice to the owners but there is always the few who are caught unaware. The advertising also brings in more buyers and hopefully more money for the counties.”

Casey has been posting tax liens on the ANA aggregated public notice website for at least 10 years and said prospective buyers start calling and emailing weeks before the sales to get the list as soon as it is available.

“Most counties are now posting the notices on their websites. The counties believe that the more exposure they get, the more buyers show up,” Casey said.

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Councilwoman to hold informational sessions on how to buy blighted, abandoned, or tax-foreclosed pro

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Councilwoman Chauna Banks is hosting information sessions on how to acquire property in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The free information sessions are open to the public and will include details about getting title insurance and paying outstanding taxes on adjudicated properties.

The first session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Scotlandville Branch Library, located at 7373 Scenic Hwy. in Baton Rouge.

Banks hopes to bring new life to blighted and/or abandoned properties that have foreclosed on. At the sessions, agency representatives will talk about five unconventional ways to acquire these types of properties. Both residential and commercial investors are welcome to come learn how to buy tax-delinquent properties.

The following agencies will present at the sessions:

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office “sheriff sale,” a public auction of property repossessed to satisfy an unpaid obligation.

Parish Attorney’s Office, which handles the sale of adjudicated properties through public bids and donations.

Civic Source, a company partnered with the city-parish to offer an online process for the sale of adjudicated property in excess of five years

Mow to Own Program, which allows certain parties to avoid the public bidding and receive a preference in making an offer to purchase adjudicated properties in excess of three years

East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority has the ability to acquire and quickly clear title to tax sale and adjudicated properties

For more details on the event, call the District 2 Office at 225-389-8331 or email

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Legislature hires auctioneer for tax auction

HERKIMER — Herkimer County’s tax foreclosure auction is expected to take place in June and the county Legislature took a step toward preparing for it Wednesday by voting to enter into a three-year contract with Michael W. Knapp Jr. to conduct it.

The contract covers the auctions for the In Rem tax foreclosure parcels for 2019, 2020 and 2021, covering the 2017, 2018 and 2019 In Rem sale years. Auctions by Knapp will be paid $400 for each parcel sold at auction, $200 per parcel offered but not sold at auction and $200 for any parcel that is removed or withdrawn from the auction list after the day Herkimer County takes title to the parcels.

The Legislature voted last year to extend a five-year contract with Knapp for one year.

Action on the properties being considered for auction will begin in mid- to late-March after the deadline passes for property owners to pay their taxes, according to Herkimer County Administrator James Wallace. A judge will appoint an attorney to handle the process and the list of properties will then come to the Legislature.

The auction is generally held the first Saturday in June, Wallace said.

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Marion County tax sale puts properties up

The Marion County Commissioners reviewed property getting ready to be sold at the next tax sale in mid-December at its meeting Nov. 19.

County clerk Tina Spen­cer talked about the sale to include two areas in Florence, one on the east side of Main, and the other where the former Florence High School stood.

Other properties scheduled for the tax sale include:

◼ 309 W. Main St., 208 E. Case St., both in Lehigh, 25-foot lot on Lehigh’s Main Street and three other lots at Main or near U.S. Highway 56.

◼ a portion of land in Lost Springs, but without an access road.

◼ Peabody, which has seven properties to include 207 S. Olive, 202 S. Olive (home not liveable), Vine Street, 109 Walnut, 402 S. Olive, 203 N. Elm and a vacant lot on Plum Street near the railroad tracks.

Commissioner Kent Becker asked when the sale was planned.

Spencer said it was slated for Dec. 13, but that date could be pushed back.

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Delinquent property tax list planned Nov. 30

ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island County Treasurer/Collector Louisa Ewert is has announced that starting Nov. 20, only cash, cashier’s check, certified checks or money orders will be accepted as payment for delinquent 2017 payable 2018 Real Estate & 2018 Mobile Home Tax payments.

Taxes not paid by Nov. 30 will be published in the newspaper as delinquent, with a $10 certified mailing and publication fee added.

The last day to register for the tax sale is Dec. 11. Registration forms are on the Rock Island County website; a $500 deposit is required at the time of registration.

Tax payments will be accepted at 1504 3rd Ave., Rock Island, until 4:30 p.m. Dec. 26. No payments will be accepted Dec. 27; the tax sale is scheduled for Dec. 27. 

For more details, call 309-558-3510.

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Delinquent Tax Sale for Spartanburg County for Nov. 27, 2018

The Delinquent Tax Sale for Spartanburg County will be held in the Arena, on the lower level of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, located at 385 North Church Street, Spartanburg on Nov. 27, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. If additional days are required to auction all properties, the sale will continue on the next business day at 9 a.m.

In order to bid at the tax sale, individuals must be registered bidders. Bidders are encouraged to pre-register in person during our regular office hours or by sending their completed bidder registration forms to our office. The required forms can be printed from our website at


To avoid the sale of the property that is listed, taxes must be paid before the property is sold on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at 9 a.m. The Spartanburg County Delinquent Tax Collector has been directed by virtue of tax execution to sell to the highest bidder, on Nov. 27, 2018, the following described properties to satisfy unpaid taxes, penalties, and cost due to the County of Spartanburg.

Payment must be paid by the end of the sale. Methods of payment are limited to cash, cashier’s check, certified check, or money order. The successful bidder is required to pay for recording fees, deed stamps, deed preparation, and any taxes unpaid at the time of deed preparation. Please contact the Tax Collector’s office for more information: Office of Tax Collector, 366 N. Church Street, Suite 400, Spartanburg, SC 29303. 864-596-2597.

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Charleston County Government holds its annual sale
Charleston County Government holds its annual sale of real estate and mobile homes with delinquent property taxes Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. North Charleston Coliseum’s Montague Terrace Room, 5001 Coliseum Drive. If necessary, the sale will resume at 9 a.m. on subsequent days until all properties are sold. Go to for details.
First Mobile Home Tax Sale Is Wednesday In Lawrence County Courthouse

(BEDFORD) - Lawrence County will hold the first mobile home tax sale in the state in the courthouse lobby on Wednesday, October 31st at 10 a.m.

Treasurer Paula Stewart says there are currently 40 mobile homes with delinquent payments in Lawrence County.

"We are getting lots of calls from both owners and interested parties," she added.

But she's hopeful multiple notices sent to the owners will result in the county collecting most of the more than $17,000 owed before the sale.

In January the county had more than 700 delinquent properties, at just a little over $200,000.

"Taxpayer response has been outstanding," Stewart added. " Many folks have come in to pay and also to receive information. Some have judgment filings that were unknown. This process already qualifies as a huge success without ever getting to the actual sale."

People must pay the taxes owed before 4:30 p.m. today. No payments will be taken the day of sale.

Residents with questions or concerns can stop by the office or call 812-275-2431.

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Larimer County Treasurer’s annual tax lien sale

Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey reminds the public that the Larimer County Annual Tax Lien Sale will be held on November 15th in the Thomas M. McKee Building located at The Ranch in Loveland.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. A tax lien will be offered on any property with a tax balance not paid by November 13th.

All property taxes must be collected in order to meet the budgetary requirements of all certified taxing authorities. The annual tax lien sale is held to collect these unpaid taxes. Liens are placed against the properties and are purchased by investors who, in turn, earn interest against the tax amounts.

Currently there are 1,258 real property and 84 mobile home delinquent accounts in Larimer County, totaling nearly $3,465,595 in unpaid taxes.

For more information on the Tax Lien Sale, go to or call the Treasurer’s Office at (970) 498-7020.

La Porte County tax sale starts Oct. 18

The La Porte County tax sale starts Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. on the SRI website.

This is an online sale and will end Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Google SRI website and choose the state of Indiana and choose the county of La Porte for tax sale. Currently there are 1,247 parcels listed but that number will go down as the property owner has until Oct. 16 to pay.

To bid on a property a person must not be delinquent in property already owned in the county.

The person may register now with SRI and up to 48 hours prior with SRI so approval may be validated to purchase property.

A property owner who is delinquent and on the sale has until Oct. 16 at noon to pay their property off so it will not be sold.

This is the first time the auditor and treasurer are conducting a tax sale online instead of in-person.

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Howard Co. tax sale to be held Wednesday

A tax sale will be held Wednesday at the Howard County Administration Center, with a listing of more than 300 properties.

The sale will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Room 338 of the Howard County Administration Center, 220 N. Main St. Officials are encouraging participants to arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for registration.

A list of the properties available through the tax sale is available on the SRI Inc. website,, the company conducting the sale. As of Tuesday afternoon, the property list showed 354 results.

“It’s not that we want to sell people’s properties. It’s that we need properties that are positive to the community,” said Howard County Auditor Martha Lake, “because the taxes support the operations in the community that everybody needs, the services.”

The properties, said Lake, “will be on the list for people to come and pay the taxes and then buy a lien on the property.”

However, current owners who had their property put on the tax sale because of unpaid taxes have one year to redeem the property, although at an increased rate.

“Anyone can redeem a property,” said Peggy Mallaber, the county’s tax sale supervisor. “They have one year. … Even when we do sell the liens, we still give them a year to come back and redeem it.”

Potential buyers are also encouraged to be aware of what they’re buying because if “it wasn’t what they thought it was, then that’s money that they lost," said Lake.

Property information can be found at

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Berkeley County announces upcoming annual Delinquent Tax Sale

The Berkeley County Delinquent Tax Sale will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 5 in County Council Chambers, located inside the Berkeley County Administration Building. The facility is at 1003 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.

If additional days are necessary to complete the auction, an announcement will be made to that effect before the close of business each day. The sale on subsequent days, if needed, will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

The mobile home sale will begin approximately 30 to 45 minutes after the land sale ends.

ll real property and mobile homes owing delinquent taxes are subject to sale. To avoid sale, all delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties and costs must be received and processed by the county prior to 5 p.m. on Nov. 2.

Personal or company checks will not be accepted since sufficient time must be allowed for the checks to clear the bank. Only cash, money order, certified funds, or attorney’s trust/escrow account checks will be accepted for payment of taxes. Credit/debit card transactions are accepted with a 2.4-percent and one-percent transaction fees.


Advertising will appear the weeks of Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Real property to be sold will be advertised in the Post and Courier on those three dates in the name of the current owner and the defaulting taxpayer, defined by the South Carolina statutes as the owner of record Dec. 31 of the year preceding the taxable year.

The mobile home listing will be advertised for two weeks starting Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

On Oct. 17, the listing of properties to be sold will be posted on the county website .

The mobile home listings will be available on Oct. 24.

Individuals interested in bidding at the Nov. 5 Land Sale can locate information and instructions, FAQ and answers and ON-LINE BIDDER’S REGISTRATION (which will be available Oct. 18th — Nov. 1) here. Bidders can register online or at the Berkeley County Delinquent Tax Office inside the county administration building.

For questions regarding the Delinquent Tax Sale, call 843-719-4030 or email

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Dorchester County to hold annual delinquent tax sale next month

The Dorchester County delinquent tax collector will hold the county's annual Delinquent Tax Sale next month.

The event will start 10 a.m. on Nov. 5 in Council Chambers in St. George, located at 201 Johnston Street.

If the sale doesn't end by 3 p.m., it will continue at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 and subsequent days, as needed, in the same location and time until all properties are sold.

Properties will be sold in the following order: 1) real property and 2) mobile homes and in alphabetical order, according to the owner’s last name or business name.

All real property and mobile homes with delinquent taxes are subject to sale. To avoid the sale, all delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties and costs must be received and processed by the Dorchester County Delinquent Tax Office prior to 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Cash, money order and cashier’s check are the only payment types that will be accepted for delinquent taxes.

Bidders may register to bid in the Delinquent Tax Office, during normal business hours Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, or 9-10 a.m. on the day of the sale in Council Chambers in St. George. There will be no bidder registration once the sale starts.

Payment must be made in full via cash, cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks, debit cards and/or credit cards will not be accepted for bids made at the tax sale.

For more information visit the county website.

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Berkeley Co. delinquent Tax Sale to be held November 5th

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.- (WCBD) The Berkeley County Delinquent Tax Sale will be held on Monday, November 5, in County assembly room of the Berkeley County Administration Building. 

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. If additional days are necessary to complete the auction, an announcement will be made before the close of business each day, according to spokesperson Hannah Moldenhauer .

The sale on subsequent days will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The mobile home sale will begin approximately 30-45 minutes after the land sale ends.  

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Toms River Announces 2018 Tax Lien Sale

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Toms River Township will be holding its annual tax lien sale in October, officials have announced.

There are more than 1,800 properties on the tax lien sale list, which includes unpaid sewer bills and unpaid property taxes. If your property is on the list, you have until the day before the sale, which is scheduled for Oct. 17, to pay the amount that is in arrears.

Contact the Toms River Township tax collector's office for payment information by calling 732-341-1000, ext. 8342.

The tax sale is being held online, and all properties on the list can be found at this link.


Forrest County’s tax sale using the GovEase online tax bidding process netted the county a pretty penny this tax season.

Tax Collector Delbert Dearman reported during Monday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors that the county netted $229,874.30 in this year’s sale. Last year’s profit was $142,874.11.

“I would call the online tax sale a success,” said Dearman, explaining the excess online bid the county gets to keep was increased by 61 percent or $87,000 over last year.

“That will more than cover what the bill for GovEase is,” he said.

The board approved paying GovEase Auction $51,827.01 for their services.

This was the first time the county has used the online bidding service being used by 36 counties across the state, including Lamar County.

The county’s tax base went up 225 parcels and increased from 7.7 last year to 10.7 this year, an increase of 3 percent.

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Four properties listed for Oct. 12 Mercer County tax sale
ALEDO — Mercer County plans to offer approximately four properties through a sealed bid auction.

According to county representatives, the county has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties delinquent for 2014 and prior real estate taxes and will offer for sale real estate obtained.

All sealed bids must be in the Mercer County Treasurer’s Office inside the Mercer County Courthouse, 100 S.E. 3rd St., Aledo, by the close of business on Oct. 12.

The minimum bid is $823 per property. All items will be sold to the highest sealed bid. Bidder’s packets and sale catalogs are available at the treasurer's office or online at

For more details, call 800-248-2850 or 618-656-5744 or visit 
Oct. 12 Henry County tax sale lists 49 properties

CAMBRIDGE — Henry County plans to offer approximately 49 properties through a sealed bid auction.

According to county representatives, the county has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties delinquent for 2014 and prior real estate taxes and will offer for sale real estate obtained.


All sealed bids must be in the Henry County Treasurer’s Office in the Henry County Courthouse, 307 W. Center St., Cambridge, by close of business on Oct. 12.

The minimum bid is $809 per property. All items will be sold to the highest sealed bid. Bidder’s packets and sale catalogs are available at the treasurer's office or online at

For more details, call 800-248-2850 or 618-656-5744 or visit

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Jasper County annual tax sale approaches

Jasper County's annual tax sale is just a few days away -- and there are hundreds of properties on the auction block.

Right now, the total comes in at 328, which is up from 2017. But that number could drop if more property owners come in and pay off back taxes. The county collector points out the sale isn't unique to Jasper County.

"It's a statewide regulated by Missouri state statutes that all counties in the state of Missouri at ten o'clock on the fourth Monday of each August will have their tax sales,” says Steve Holt, Jasper Co. Collector.

The Jasper County sale will take place Monday, August 27th on the third floor of the county courthouse in Carthage. We've got a link to the complete list of properties for sale here.

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Grundy County (MO.) Tax Sale Aug. 27

The Grundy County Delinquent Tax Sale will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 at the courthouse.
As of Aug. 19, a total of 144 properties were slated to be offered for sale at the auction, which will begin at 10 a.m. Of that number, 63 are being offered for the first time, 34 are being offered for the second time and 13 are being offered for the third time.

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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.