Wisconsin

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Primary Sale Type: Tax Deed
wisconsin
Secondary Type(s): OTC
Sale Date(s): Varies: set by taxing jurisdiction
Bid Type: Premium Bidding
Rate of Return: NA
Redemption Period: NA
Over-the-Counter: Deed
Statute Section(s): Wisconsin Statutes - CH 74, 75
State Website: www.wisconsin.gov

State Overview:

There are 72 counties in Wisconsin.

County Directory

The two most populous areas in Wisconsin are Milwaukee (947,000+) and Dane (488,000+) County.

Search Demographics:

Wisconsin is classified as a Tax Deed state. Every year, at the beginning of September, the county treasurer will issue certificates to the county on all over due taxes. The county then holds these certificates for a period of two years. After August 31st of the second year, any properties that are still delinquent will be foreclosed upon by the county which holds the certificate.

Auction Process / Redemption:

To participate in a auction, you will need to register prior the sales date, but most counties will allow you to register the day of the sale. Upon registration, you will be given a bidding number to use for all biddings. Winners are determined using the 'Premium Bid' method. Some counties in Wisconsin also accept 'Sealed Bids.' These bids are opened prior to the sale and will be bid appropriately. There is no applicable redemption period or interest rate, as these are deeds and not liens being offered.

State Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
Wisconsin Counties Association Find County Info. NA