Tax Lien States and Tax Deed States

On this page you will find links to state tax lien certificates, tax deeds and hybrid deeds summaries. These summaries include, statute mandated interest rates, redemption periods and other important tax sale information.

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Click on the state from the map above to learn more about a particular state's process for handling delinquent property taxes.

You'll learn whether it is a tax lien certificate, tax deed, the interest rate, the penalty rate, the bidding process, the length of the redemption period and more.

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Below you will find the latest user questions and comments relating to the individual process of each state for investing in tax lien certificates and tax deeds.

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could you enlighten me regarding the difference Tax Lien and Tax Deed certificates also the legality of somebody buying not being US citizen and the ability to en-cash these when the term comes to an end. Thank you.
Good afternoon Valerie. When the property owner finally pay's the delinquent tax bill plus interest and penalties he/she will make payment with the County/Municipality.

The County/Municipality will arrange to make reimburse you for the amount you paid to satisfy the back taxes plus interest and penalties. As far as the overbid or premium (which represents the amount in excess of the delinquent taxes) it may or may not draw interest and may or may not be returned upon redemption.

In Colorado which utilizes a premium bid method the overbid does not draw interest. Furthermore, the overbid will not be returned upon redemption and "shall be credited to the county general fund" (See sec. 39-11-115 ).
valerie rily
If I purchase a tax lien that has a high bid premium, does the current owner of the home have to pay me back for the HBP or just the taxes and interest, or both to keep their home? Thank you!
You'll want to see our spreadsheet detailing who to contact for information relating to delinquent property tax sales, if there are tax lien certificate sale auctions, if there are tax deed sale auctions, if there is a interest fee and what the rate is, if there is a penalty fee and what the rate is, if there is a redemption period and the length, when the auctions occur, what the bidding procedure is and if there are over-the-counter sales. ence/index.php
Hi, I want to look at states with the shortest redemption period and best interest rate for both TCL/Deeds.Also I want to know more about Tax Resale Properties.
Sarah S.
There's various ways to purchase tax lien certificates but generally you purchase them directly from the tax collector either at the tax sale auction or "over-the-counter".
Jesse Redd
where would i purchase the tax lien certificates
Which of these is an "online" auction, or carry over after auction that can be purchased without physically attending sales? Thanks
Can I buy on line
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State Tax Sale Summaries

Research each state's individual tax sale process including whether it is a tax lien certificate, tax deed, or tax deed hybrid, redemption period, bidding method, and the interest/penalty rate by clicking on the name of the state below:

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