• Treasurer

    Do I lose my property if it goes through the tax sale?


    No, you still have an additional three years before the tax lien sale buyer can apply for a deed to the property; however, the interest rate determined for that year, and any additional years, will accrue to the date of payment. If your taxes are sold at the tax lien sale and are not paid the following year or years, those taxes can be added to the certificate of purchase (this is called endorsement) and the payoff amount may involve multiple years. The entire certificate of purchase, including all years, must be redeemed together. The individual years on a certificate CANNOT be paid separately. The tax lien buyer can apply for a treasurer’s deed to the property if the first lien has not been paid three years from the date of the tax lien sale. This deed process can take minimum of six months, and the owner can pay the redemption any time up to the transfer of the treasurer’s deed. A treasurer’s deed gives title of the property to the tax lien buyer; however, this deed can still be contested for seven more years or may be involved in a quiet title suit. Please call our office to obtain further information or see tax lien sale for more information.

    Last Updated: 3-29-2013