Tax Title Property

Tax Title Property

Properties that did not sell at the Adams County foreclosure auction are held in trust by the county Treasurer. These are called Tax Title Properties.

Property is sold "where is" and "as is" without any representation or warranty, expressed or implied. 

Parcels will be conveyed free and clear of any Adams County delinquent taxes assessed before foreclosure -- however, current-year taxes will be supplemented from the date of sale. 

The sale of Tax Title Property may be subject to local assessments, if any, known or unknown, and to any liens of other taxing districts and competing federal liens, if any, known or unknown.  The Applicant is responsible for searching such facts on every parcel of interest.

List of Tax Title Property

Steps to Purchase Tax Title Property:

1)  Applicant completes "Application to Purchase County Property" for each parcel of interest.  A $150.00 (per parcel) application fee is paid by the party interested in bringing a parcel (or parcels) to bid.  (The fee applies to the bid if the Applicant is the successful bidder or the fee is refunded if the Applicant is not the successful bidder.  The fee is forfeited to the county as liquidated damages if there is no bid for the property.) 

2)  Commissioners will set the minimum selling price and sign the Order of Sale.  

3) The Treasurer's office will contact the applicant and advise the minimum bid. 

4)  Treasurer will prepare the "Notice of Sale of County Property". The Notice will be published in the official county newspaper for three consecutive weeks.  The sale will be held the following week after the last publication date.   

In addition to the bid price of the property, additional costs that the successful bidder will bear include the cost of conducting the sale and the cost of all recording fees.