St. Joseph County 2012 Property Tax Sale
County Tax Sale Collections
St. Joseph County’s 2012 tax sale process collections totaled $4,220,195.32 in delinquent taxes and penalties. The total includes $942,147.52 collected on 321 property tax liens sold at the tax sale. $ $3,278,047.80 in collections came from 894 payments made prior to the sale to remove properties from the certified tax sale eligible list.
An additional $4,236,064.14 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: 3253
# Paid Prior to Sale: 849
$ Collected Prior to Sale: $3,278,047.80
Date of Sale: September 20, 2012
# Properties Offered: 2104
# Properties Sold: 321
Minimum Bid Total: $981,572.52
Surplus Collected: $4,236,064.14
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