Thorough research on all potential purchases is essential. It is important that you complete this research before the day of the sale. There are definite risks when buying tax foreclosure and tax-title properties. Even County owned surplus sales might present risks. Buying property without doing complete research can result in unwanted and costly surprises.
Warning: Even the most diligent research efforts may not uncover all difficulties or unexpected problems.
The County Treasurer´s Office periodically offers a seminar designed for anyone interested in buying property at Treasurer´s sales. We help take the mystery and confusion out of County Treasurer property sales.
Where is the best place to begin?
The Treasurer’s Office will provide as much information as it has available. Title reports, maps, appraisal sheets, and tax information, are some items that will help you in your research. The Treasurer’s Office is only a starting point though. Sometimes the information available is minimal. It is up to the buyer to pursue other resources. Maps, and some other parcel information, may be found by individual research .