Disclaimer & Key Points

Disclaimer

The purchaser of property at a tax sale acquires the title without warranty and buys at his/her own risk. The County is not liable for the quality or quantity of the property sold. This information is provided as guidance only and does not constitute legal advice of any kind. For the bidder’s own protection it is recommended that professional advice be sought if you have any legal questions pertaining to a delinquent tax sale.

Key Points

  • The tax sale is a public auction.
  • The winning bid must be paid on the day of sale with cash, cashier check, money order, or a personal check with a letter of credit from your financial institution.
  • All sales are final and failure to comply will result in a $500 fine.
  • Defaulting taxpayer has one year to redeem property.
  • Interest is calculated at 3%, 6%, 9% and 12% quarterly. However, the amount of interest must not exceed the amount of the bid submitted on behalf of the forfeited land commission.
  • If a sale is voided you will receive a refund of the amount paid, plus interest in the amount actually earned.
  • Ownership rights are only transferred if the property is not redeemed and a tax title is recorded.
  • A deed issued to the successful bidder is not a clear deed. Please consult with your attorney.