Property sold at Tax Certificate Sale for delinquent taxes may be redeemed within one year from issuance of a Certificate of Purchase as follows:
1. Please advise the Collector's Office at least 24 hours prior to the date you will be redeeming. We recommend you allow at least twenty minutes to process.
2. Pay the bid amount on the Certificate of Purchase, plus 10% per annum interest. Interest is paid only on the tax amount due at the time of the sale.
3. Pay the amount of subsequent years' taxes paid, if applicable, plus 8% per annum interest.
4. Pay the Collector a redemption charge of seventy-five cents.
5. Pay a Title Search fee, if applicable.
Property may only be redeemed by someone who holds a publicly recorded interest in the property, and must provide our office with a recorder copy of that document. Persons wishing to redeem on their behalf may do so with a notorized Power of Attorney.
Any tax sale bid amount which resulted in a surplus amount above the delinquent taxes and sale costs paid by the Certificate of Purchase holder is available for the owner of record. The surplus amount is deposited in a separate fund in the Treasurer's office.
The Collector's Office notifies the Certificate of Purchase holder when the property has been redeemed. The Certificate of Purchase, along with any tax paid receipts must be surrendered to the Collector before the holder will be reimbursed the tax amount plus interest.