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Tax Sale Information

On or before July 1 of each year, the County Treasurer shall certify to the County Auditor, a list of real property on which either any property taxes or special assessments certified to the County Auditor for collection by the County Treasurer from the prior years spring installment or before are delinquent as determined under IC 6-1.1-37-10 or any unpaid costs from a prior tax sale.(IC 6-1.1-24-1).

The County Auditor shall maintain a list of all property eligible for sale. Unless the taxpayer pays to the County Treasurer all the amounts listed in the preceding paragraph, the taxpayer shall remain on the list.  Click the appropriate listing below to view the most current list. 

A tract or item of real property may not be removed from the list certified before the tax sale unless all delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties due on the delinquency, interest, and costs directly attributable to the tax sale have been paid in full. A county treasurer may accept partial payments of delinquent property taxes, assessments, penalties, interest, or costs after the list of real property is certified. For more information on a particular parcel please contact B.J. Roy at (812) 435-5389.

Tax Sale List Information
  • 2019 Listing - Here you will find the 2019 Tax Sale listing for the Tax Sale which was held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex.
  • 2018 Listing - Here you will find the 2018 Tax Sale listing for the Tax Sale which was held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex.
  • 2017 Listing - Here you will find the 2017 Tax Sale listing for the Tax Sale which was held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex.
  • 2016 Listing - Here you will find the 2016 Tax Sale listing for the Tax Sale which was held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex.

For more information, contact the Auditor's Office at 812-435-5389.

2019 Tax Sale

The 2019 Sale will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex.

  • To view the current list, click on the 2019 Listing Link above.
  • To pre-register for the tax sale, go to sriservices.com. Registration is also available the morning of the sale inside Room 301.

     

    Tax Sale Schedule for 2019 and Frequently Asked Questions

    2019 Tax Sale Calendar
    June 28, 2019 Certified tax sale list is generated.
    June 28, 2019 Notices reviewed by Auditor's Office and sent to SRI.
    July 1, 2019 Certified notices mailed.
    July 2, 2019 Copy for advertisement to paper is proofed.
    July 9, 2019 First ad appears in paper.
    July 16, 2019 Second ad appears in paper.
    July 23, 2019 Third ad appears in paper.
    August 6, 2019 Apply for judgement.
    August 15, 2019 File for hearing for defense by any owner.
    August 23, 2019 Tax Sale to be held in Room 301 at 9:30 AM.

    Taxpayer FAQ for the 2019 Tax Sale:

    • When do I need to pay to keep my home from being sold?
    • By Thursday, August 22, 2018, before 3:00 PM.
    • What kind of payment will you accept?
    • Cashier's Check, cash or money order.
    • Where do I pay?
    • In the County Treasurer's Office (Room 210) in the Civic Center Complex.
    • Who do I make the payment to (cashier's check)?
    • Vanderburgh County Treasurer.
    • Can I make partial payment?
    • Yes, but this does not remove the property from tax sale. The entire amount must be paid by August 22, 2019 (by 3:00 PM) to remove the property from tax sale.
    • If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 812-435-5248.
    • What will happen once my home is sold on tax sale?
    • You have one year from the date of the tax sale to redeem your property. The last day for redemption will be August 24, 2020. Be aware that interest, cost of the sale, and attorney fees are accumulating which will increase the cost to redeem. So, the sooner you pay, the less it will cost.
    • Can you give me an estimate of the cost?
    • No, each property has a different amount. Remember that you have not paid taxes over an 18 month period and the law is written to encourage a timely payment. So, penalties have accrued.
    • What if my property does not sell?
    • If your property does not get purchased at tax sale, you have until December 23, 2019 to redeem the property. Failure to redeem will result in the county taking ownership.

    Purchaser FAQ for the 2019 Tax Sale:

    • When is the Tax Sale?
    • The 2019 Tax Sale will be held on August 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex (on the third floor).
    • Do you have to register for the Tax Sale ?
    • Yes, you do need to register. Please arrive 1 hour before the sale begins if you wish to register the day of the sale. If registering early, use this link to go to the SRI site to register and to fill out a W-9 form. This online registration will be effective for any live tax sale performed by SRI. If your information is not processed by SRI prior to the Tax Sale, you will have to register again at the day of the sale.
    • What form of payment will you accept?
    • Any form of payment will be accepted except credit cards. Make checks payable to the Vanderburgh County Treasurer.
    • When do I have to pay?
    • You have to pay the entire amount that was bid by 3:00 PM the day of the Tax Sale (August 23, 2019).
    • If I purchase the property, am I the owner?
    • No, you are purchasing a lien to the property.
    • What do I have to do after I purchase the lien?
    • We recommend that you contact a real estate attorney familiar with Tax Sale law and procedures.
    • How long does the owner have to redeem the property?
    • The delinquent property owner has one year from the date of the tax sale to redeem their property. The last day for redemption will be August 24, 2020.
    • If the delinquent taxpayer doesn't redeem their property, what happens?
    • If all the required legal work has been done, your attorney may start the procedure to obtain a Tax Title Deed. When you record the Tax Title Deed, you will become the owner of the property.

    Buyer Handout

    Use this link to register as a buyer at the Vanderburgh County Tax Sale through SRI. Click here for a Buyer Handout.

    Forms for Tax Sale
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