It takes approximately five months for the deed application to be processed. During this time, the Treasurer’s Office pays a title company for a List of Parties and publishes a notice in the local newspaper. The total cost to process a deed application, including Treasurer’s fees, postage and copying costs, averages $600.
One month prior to the deed date, our office will send the tax sale buyer a letter requesting the balance due on fees, if any, and amounts due to redeem outstanding subsequent tax liens on the property. If the deposit is more than the actual costs, a refund check will be forwarded to the tax sale buyer along with the deed.
The tax lien may be redeemed up until 9:59 a.m. on the morning of the deed date. At 10 a.m. the property is deeded to the tax sale buyer.