Notice for Buyers

Buyer Beware


Bidders can pre-register in the County Treasurer's Office May 11 through June 9, 2017. We will accept cash to be placed on trust deposit in our office during pre-registration. If you pre-register you will be given your bidder card at the actual resale. On June 12, 2017, registration will continue at the sale location beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Addresses of Property for Sale


The address listed on the tax rolls may not be the address of the property being sold. We sell property by the legal description.

Guidelines & Rules for Buyers


  • You must have cash at the time of the sale. You can not leave to go get cash. You can put money on trust at the lunch break at noon and at the end of the sale each day at 5 p.m. The room must be cleared each day as soon as possible at noon and 5 p.m.
  • The resale will continue from day to day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday (Exact time to be determined by County Treasurer) and continuing from day to day thereafter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., until said sale has been completed according to law, recessing each day for lunch at Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • A business entity purchasing a property at the resale must be organized under the laws of one of the 50 states of the United States of America. Otherwise the registrations must be completed in the name of an individual. Documentation must be provided at time of registration. The documentation presented will be kept by our office. Everyone that is bidding for a company, firm or a corporation must register their name as bidding for the company, firm, corporation etc.
  • All successful bids include the amount bid and any cost, abstract fee, and Resale advertising. Once property is auctioned off, sale will stop. The bidder then pays for property by cash. The sale of property will continue once all transactions are complete.
  • Deeds on property sold will be sent to the successful bidder after the same has been filed with the Registrar of Deeds in the County Clerk's Office. The Treasurer shall collect $10 for each deed issued and an additional filing fee of $15. Receipt must be submitted to the County Treasurer's Office before the recorded deed will be given.
  • All property must be sold for a sum not less than two-thirds of the assessed value of such real estate as fixed for the current fiscal year, or for the total amount of taxes, penalties, interest and cost due on such property, whichever is the lesser. However, all statutory fees, costs due to advertising, abstracting and treasurer's cost will be included in the final bid. If there is no bid, a deed will be issued to the County, but the County cannot bid.
  • Bids can be increased at a minimum of $100 increments only.
  • This is a buyer beware sale. A tax deed is not a warranty deed and the County does not warrant title to any property sold. The buyer assumes all responsibility and liability upon the purchase of these properties. While it is the decision of each buyer, each purchaser should give consideration to the filing of a quiet title action in District Court in order to ensure a more marketable title. Each buyer needs to be aware some Federal; State and City liens may still exist and be valid against the property. Each bidder should research the records and inspect the property which they are considering prior to entering a bid. A copy of OHCA Lien list is available upon request.
  • The County Treasurer's primary function is tax collection. We make every effort to see that Tax Deeds are issued in accordance with the Statutes, but the buyer assumes all responsibility and liability on purchase. Buyer beware.
  • All property, although listed by publication for sale, upon which the taxes have been paid will not be called. Bidding will open and properties as listed in the newspaper will be sold in account number order.

Notice


While the Treasurer's Office makes every effort to ensure the correctness of the information, any error contained herein does not constitute a waiver of any tax amounts by or for the County Treasurer's Office or the Taxpayer.