Tax Sale Process
- Three Final Notices (June, July, and August) are mailed to the delinquent taxpayer informing them of the tax sale proceedings.
- Notice of Tax Sale is sent by Certified Mail to the homeowner and lien holders advertising the date, time, place, and when the newspaper postings will occur.
- In order to remove the property from the tax sale process, full payment must be made by Certified Check, Treasurer Check, or Money Order. Personal checks will not be accepted.
- The starting bid will be the outstanding taxes and all fees associated with tax sale. In some cases, the starting bid will also include delinquent Town utilities.
- Bids will be by certified funds (Certified Check, Treasurer Check, or Money Order). All bids in excess of the certified funds will be reimbursed to the bidder on the day of the sale.
- The taxpayer or lien holder has one year to redeem the property. The bidder will receive 1% interest per month on the bid amount until the property is redeemed or the one-year redemption period is completed.
- If the owner or lien holder does not redeem the property, the bidder will be notified by mail. The Town Attorney will schedule a closing for the property. The bidder is responsible for paying the current taxes, water and sewer, transfer and recording fees at the closing. The tax overage, if any will be sent to the delinquent owner.