Tax Sales FAQs


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What am I Expected to Pay on the Auction Day?

Terms of sale vary, so review the advertisement, the bid package on the day of the auction, or ask one of the TACS staff about the terms.  Announcements will be made at the beginning of each auction to provide the terms of sale and answer any questions about the...

What is the Auction Like?

Real estate tax auctions are fun.  Many can be intimidated their first time participating in an auction, but the concept is simple….If you want to buy the property, raise your hand and keep raising if you are outbid.  If you are the last person to bid, then you...

Tax Auctions – Post-Auction Matters

What type of ownership document is issued at the auction? A receipt evidencing your bid amount and your deposit amount will be provided the day of the auction. Upon the Court’s confirmation of the sale, you will be notified of the remaining amount due for your bid, if...

Tax Auctions – I’ve Won….Now What?

If I purchase property at an auction and later become dissatisfied with the property, can I cancel my bid and get a refund of the deposit or purchase price? Once the sale is confirmed by the Court, you become the legal owner of the property and the funds paid are not...

Tax Auctions – Bidding on Property

How do I qualify as a bidder at the auction? To qualify as a bidder at the auction, you may not owe delinquent taxes to the local taxing jurisdiction. Additionally, you may not be a Defendant in any delinquent tax suit filed by the local taxing jurisdiction.  If...

Tax Auctions – Notifications and Locations

Tax auctions are advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the taxing jurisdiction. TACS also maintains an interested bidders list to receive email notifications of upcoming auctions.  If you are interested in signing up as an interested bidder, click the...