Important Notice for August 29th, 2019
Due to the number of inquiries about the purchase of the List of Lands property for Tax Deed 2019-023, a random drawing will be conducted for the purchase on Thursday August 29th, 2019 at 10AM in the main lobby of the civil courthouse. To enter the drawing each prospective purchaser must submit a completed title form and full payment of $105,341.82 by cashier’s check prior to the morning of the drawing. Unsuccessful participants’ checks will be returned promptly. Send inquiries for the title form by email to email@example.com.
Sale Time: 10:00 a.m.
Property owners are required to pay property taxes on an annual basis to the County Tax Collector. If the owner neglects to pay his/her taxes, a "Tax Certificate" is sold by the Tax Collector. The certificate holder may request the sale of the property to satisfy the certificate.
The sale is held in the lobby of the County Courthouse. All owners and lienholders are notified of the sale.
The property is sold to the highest bidder. The highest bidder must deposit $200.00 or 5% of the bid, whichever is greater, in cash or cashier's check made payable to the Clerk of Court before the conclusion of the sale. All bids must be paid in full within 24 hours of the sale.
A property owner may redeem the property by paying all back taxes and costs up until the time of sale and full payment of the sale bid amount has been made.
Tax Deed surplus Funds
If a tax deed sale
results in a surplus, the surplus is held by the Clerk for payment to
government agencies, lienholders, and former owners. Notarized claims must be submitted to the Clerk's Office to substantiate a claim. A former property owner as well as lienholders may submit claims for surplus funds, however all liens must be resolved before former owners can receive payment on a claim for surplus.
Please use the online Claim Form to submit a claim.
For more information and forms to claim surplus funds from the Clerk's office, please visit the Clerk’s Unclaimed Funds page.
J. K. "Jess" Irby, Esq., Clerk of the Circuit Court