2017-07-12 / Front Page

Delinquent Property Tax Sale on August 1st

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor

Delinquent property taxpayers in Jenkins County and the City of Millen can expect to have their properties sold at a public auction to be held August 1st at the Jenkins County Courthouse. The hours of the auction will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the sale continuing on August 2nd if necessary. The properties will be sold for cash or certified funds.

Sale of the properties on August 1st does not mean that the purchasers take immediate possession of the properties. The original owners have a year to come up with the cash to redeem their properties from the purchasers. To do so they must pay the purchaser the winning bid price at the sale, any taxes paid on the property by the purchaser after the sale, any special assessment on the property, plus a 20% premium for the first year or fraction of a year, and a 10% premium of the amount for each additional year or fraction of year that has lapsed since the date of the sale.

During the 12 months redemption period, the purchaser of the tax deed cannot take actual possession of the property, receive rents or make improvements to any structure on the property or grade any lot.

If the original owner fails to redeem the property within a year, the purchaser is advised to consult an attorney to foreclose on the right to redeem, said Mrs. Burke.

All properties to be sold on August 1st are listed in the Legal Ads section of this issue of The Millen News.

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