Tax Deed Sales

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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

Important Notice:

As of July 1, 2011

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

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