Pursuant to the terms of those certain Decrees of Sale entered in the Circuit Court of Goochland County, the undersigned Special Commissioner will offer for sale at public auction the following described real estate at the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in the Goochland County Administration Building, located at 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, Virginia, 23063 (intersection of Routes 6 and 522), on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00am or as soon thereafter as may be effected.   The sale of such property is subject to the terms and conditions below and any such terms and conditions which may be announced on the day of the auction. Announcements made on the day of the auction take precedence over any prior written or verbal terms of sale.

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Property Owner(s) Account Nos. Description
1. John W. Smith & Mary Smith Estate, et al Tax Map No. 5-6-C

Account No. 8106

TACS No. 464237

Unimproved 4.22 acres, more or less, near County Line Road
2. John W. Smith & Mary Smith Estate, et al Tax Map No. 5-6-D

Account No. 8107

TACS No. 165256

Unimproved 4.22 acres, more or less, near County Line Road
3. Edmund Taylor, et al Tax Map No. 38-1-69

Account No. 8558

TACS No. 165213

Unimproved 5.0 acres, more or less, near Ragland Road
4. John Herbert Towles Estate, et al Tax Map No. 29-1-107

Account No. 8805

TACS No. 165183

Unimproved 1.0 acres, more or less, near Shepherds Ridge Road
5. Emily Walker, et al Tax Map No. 38-1-72

Account No. 9395

TACS No. 492970

Unimproved 10.0 acre, more or less, near Ragland Road
6. Carl W. Ragland & Deborah P. Ragland Tax Map No. 13-10-6

Account No. 5965

TACS No. 165129

Unimproved 5.02 acres, more or less; near Broad Street Road and Cooley Road; Lickinghole Magisterial District
7. Unknown Owners, et al Tax Map No. 20-1-47A

Account No. 19041

TACS No. 446251

Unimproved 1.35 acres, more or less, near Cedar Plains Road and Rocky Creek Lane
8. Hattie Wheeler, et al Tax Map No. 9-1-10

Account No. 9596

TACS No. 403561

3970 Shannon Hill Road, Columbia; Unimproved 8.75 acres, more or less;
9. Steve Harmon Construction Company Inc. Tax Map No. 57-2-4

Account No. 6993

TACS No. 322713

Unimproved 2.636 acres, more or less, fronting on Mt. Olive Road; Dover Magisterial District
10. Ellen Miller, et al Tax Map No. 28-1-34

Account No. 5770

TACS No. 446258

4439 River Road West, Goochland; Unimproved 44.7 acres, more or less; Lickinghole Magisterial District
11. Floyd Miller & Burle Miller, et al Tax Map No. 28-1-55

Account No. 5771

TACS NO. 165174

Unimproved 1.0 acre parcel, more or less, fronting on River Road West near intersection of River Road West & Chapel Hill Road; Lickinghole Magisterial District


TERMS OF SALE: All sales are subject to confirmation by the Circuit Court of Goochland County. The Special Commissioner of Sale has the right to reject any bids determined to be unreasonable in relation to the estimated value of the Property. The highest bidder shall deposit twenty-five percent (25%) or One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), whichever is higher, at the time of the auction. Bids which are less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) shall be paid in full at the time of the auction. Deposits shall not exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00). Such sum shall be held by the Special Commissioner and credited towards the purchase price following confirmation of the sale. All deposits must be made in the form of personal check, traveler’s check, cashier’s check or money order. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. There will be a 10% buyer’s premium, added to the final bid to determine final contract price. The buyer’s premium is due at the time of the auction.


The balance of the purchase priced shall be deposited by the highest bidder with the Special Commissioner within fifteen (15) days of confirmation of the sale by the Court. Recording costs for deed recordation will be the responsibility of the successful bidder and will be due with the balance of the purchase price within fifteen (15) days of confirmation of sale by the Court. Properties are conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements, covenants, agreements, restrictions, reservations, and any and all rights of record which may affect the property.


All properties are sold in gross and not by the acre. Properties are offered for sale as-is, with all faults and without any warranty, either expressed or implied. Persons are encouraged to make a visual inspection of the property within the limits of the law and to obtain an independent title search prior to bidding on any of the properties. Bidders are strongly encouraged to make their own inspection to determine the suitableness of the property and it is assumed that all bidders will perform due diligence prior to the day of the auction. Any costs incurred by the bidder to inspect the property are at the expense of the bidder and are non-refundable.


Please be advised that in order to qualify as a purchaser at this auction, you may not owe delinquent taxes to Goochland County and you may not be a Defendant in any pending delinquent tax matter. Questions concerning the properties subject to sale or the tax sale process should be directed to TACS online at, by email to, or by phone to (804) 545-2500 or (804) 548-4424, or by writing to the address below.


John A. Rife, Esq.
Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC
RE: Goochland County Auction
P.O. Box 31800
Henrico, VA 23294-1800