Washington County Tax Claim Bureau
NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTIES FOR DELINQUENT TAXES
TO THE OWNERS OF PROPERTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE AND TO ALL PERSONS HAVING TAX LIENS, TAX JUDGMENTS, OR ANY OTHER JUDGMENTS OR MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AGAINST SUCH PROPERTIES:
YOUR PROPERTY IS ABOUT TO BE SOLD WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT FOR DELINQUENT TAXES. YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE SOLD FOR A SMALL FRACTION OF ITS FAIR MARKET VALUE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT YOU MUST DO IN ORDER TO SAVE YOUR PROPERTY, PLEASE CALL YOUR ATTORNEY, THE TAX CLAIM BUREAU, OR THE COUNTY LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE.
Notice is hereby given that the properties described on the sale list will be sold by the Washington County Tax Claim Bureau for non-payment of delinquent taxes, filed against such properties in the dockets of said Tax Claim Bureau under the provisions of the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, Act of July 7, 1947, P.L. 1368, No. 542 (72 P.S. 5860-101, et seq) and the amendments and supplements thereto. The sale will be held at Courthouse Square, Rooms 103-104 in Washington Pennsylvania. The sale will commence on Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 23RD 2009 AT 5:00 PM prevailing time and will continue until such time that all properties have been exposed for sale by public bidding. Terms of the Sale: (1) Pursuant to 72 P.S. Section 5931, all sales by the Tax Claim Bureau are subject to the rule of CAVEAT EMPTOR. In every case, the property is offered for sale by the Bureau without GUARANTY OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, whether as to existence, correctness of ownership, size, boundaries, location, structures or lack of structures upon the land, liens, title or any matter or thing whatsoever. (2) Pre-registration will take place before the sale on September 23rd 2009 at 4:00 PM in Courthouse Square, Rooms 103-104, at which time a non-refundable $5.00 deposit will be required for each registered bidder. Proof of identification in the form of a driver’s license or other government-issued identification MUST be presented at time of registration. Each registrant will be provided an auction/bid number. (3) Upon conclusion of the auction, the full purchase price of each property must be paid for in the form of cash, money order, bank certified funds or attorney’s checks. NO personal or personal business checks will be accepted. All sales are FINAL. Failure to pay bids MAY lead to further action against the bidder, including, but not limited to, an action for specific performance, forfeiture of any deposits or payments made on other properties bid on, disqualification from this sale and future sales, and/or further sanctions as may be imposed by the Court and/or the Washington County Tax Claim Bureau. (4) No individual may bid upon any property unless properly registered PRIOR to the commencement of the sale. No individual may offer any bids neither individually nor as an agent for any other person or entity if he/she owes any delinquent taxes/municipal claims to any school district, municipality or other taxing body located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Any individual who in contravention of the above shall forfeit any deposits or payments made on any properties bid upon, with any sums so deposited applied to outstanding tax liens, and shall be subject to further sanctions as may be imposed by the Court and/or the Washington County Tax Claim Bureau on behalf of Washington County and the taxing jurisdictions it serves. (5) Other terms to be announced at time of sale. The Owners or Reputed Owners, Description and Approximate Upset Price are set forth below. The purchasers shall receive a deed in fee simple for the property sold from the Tax Claim Bureau as trustee grantor and the purchaser shall be responsible for the payments of all transfer taxes and costs of recording.
The sale of this property may, at the option of the Bureau, be stayed if the owners thereof or any lien creditors of the owner, on or before the commencement of the actual sale, enters into an agreement with the BUREAU to pay the taxes and costs owing on said property in installments in the manner provided by said law.
OWNERS SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REDEEM SAID PROPERTY AND NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:30 p.m. PREVAILING TIME ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 2009 ; OTHERWISE OWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO REPURCHASE THEIR PROPERTY AT THE SEPTEMBER 23rd 2009 UPSET AUCTION.
Any adjournments either by Court Order or the discretion of the Solicitor of the Tax Claim Bureau shall be conducted on Monday, November 23rd 2009 at 9:15 AM offices of the Tax Claim Bureau or such other place as may be designated.
CAUTION: Recent U.S. and Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases indicate that any mortgages, judgments or other liens of record against the property you purchase may not be divested by this sale. The Tax Claim Bureau suggests that you do a title search before bidding on any properties.
Debbie Bardella, Director