Every October a Tax Lien Sale on Delinquent Real Estate Taxes is held.
Below are the steps and guidelines for the sale:
- All bidders must be present at the sale at least 30 minutes in advance to apply for a bidder number.
- All bids shall start out at the delinquent years taxes and the current years taxes.
- At the end of the sale, a tax deputy will call each bidder in separately to pay for the lien.
- The current owner of the land has eighteen (18) months in which he/she can redeem the land in the County Clerk's Office. If there has been no redemption in eighteen (18) months then the lien holder must see the County Clerk to change the deed.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Tax Sale
Q. What is the date, time, and location of your tax sales ?
A. It is always in the end of October, 10:00 a.m., and held in the Court House.
Q. How often do you hold tax sales ?
A. Only once a year.
Q. When and where will the tax sale be advertised ?
A. It will be advertised one Tuesday in the Monroe Watchman.
Q. How and when do I register for the tax sale ?
A. Come to the Tax Office at 8:30 am, from there you will give the workers your information. You will be assigned a bidder number and receive a list of the properties being sold..
Q. What are the payment requirements at the sale ?
A. Certified funds (cash, money order, or cashier's check).
Q. What type of document is issued at the sale ?
A. A Certificate of Sale.
Q. Are there any other expenses in addition to the cost of the lien ?
Q. What is the foreclosure process and will the County handle the foreclosure process for a fee ?
A. Information can be obtained at the County Clerk's Office.
Q. What happens to the liens that are not sold at the tax lien sale ?
A. They are certified to the state.
Q. Can they be purchased over-the-counter directly from the County ?
Q. Do you allow investors to invest in Tax Lien Sale without attending the auction via mail or telephone or fax ?
A. No we don't.
Q. Can I send a representative to the sale ?
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM till 4:20 PM
350 Main Street
PO Box 350
Union, West Virginia 24983
Phone: (304) 772-3018
Fax: (304) 772-5051