St. Joseph County 2008 Property Tax Sale
County Tax Sale Collections over $7.9 Million
St. Joseph County’s 2008 tax sale process collections totaled $7,912,613.30 in delinquent taxes and penalties. The total includes $1,204,478.66 collected on 408 property tax liens sold at the tax sale. $ 6,708,134.64 in collections came from 1744 payments made prior to the sale to remove properties from the certified tax sale eligible list.
An additional $5,935,797.22 was collected in surplus (bids over the minimum due). A surplus is returned to the successful bidder on a property if and when the property is redeemed. Properties can be redeemed for payment in full with cash or certified funds at the County Auditor’s Office. The current owner has 1 year from the day of the sale to redeem a property. Please call the County Auditor’s Office to confirm amount to redeem property.
The goal of the tax sale process is to collect delinquent taxes from non-paying properties to support local government and to facilitate change of ownership when necessary.
# Properties Certified: 3500
# Paid Prior to Sale: 1744
$ Collected Prior to Sale: $6,708,134.64
Date of Sale: Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
# Properties Offered: 1480
# Properties Sold: 408
Minimum Bid Total: $1,247,683.66
Surplus Collected: $5,935,797.22
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