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Tax Claim




The Tioga County Tax Claim Bureau collects delinquent real estate taxes for the County, 39 municipalities and 5 school districts. ​

Procedures for Collecting Taxes

 

County/Municipal Real Estate tax bills are mailed out by each municipality’s tax collector on or before March 1st.  School Real Estate tax bills are mailed by the school district on or after July 1st.  If the taxes are not paid by December 31st (of the year the taxes became due and payable), the local tax collectors and school districts return all delinquent and uncollectable taxes to the Bureau for further collection.

 

The Bureau sends out a "Notice of Claim" to notify each property owner with delinquent taxes that a claim has been entered against the property. The tax claim becomes "absolute" if it is not paid by December 31st of the year it was turned over to the Bureau.

 

The property owner then receives notice that the property will be advertised, posted, and sold.  If the tax due is not paid by July 1st (of the 2nd year after the original tax bill was issued), the property is advertised for the Upset Sale.

 

The last opportunity for the taxpayer to pay the taxes due and avoid the upset sale is 3:30 p.m. the day before the sale.

 

Upset Sale: Properties that have two or more years’ worth of delinquent taxes are sold at the upset sale every September.  Mortgages, judgments or non- tax liens are not divested by the upset sale.  Properties offered are sold at a bid equal to or greater than the amount of outstanding taxes, bureau costs and any municipal liens.  An upset sale becomes final after confirmation by the Court of Common Pleas.

 

Judicial Sale (Free and Clear):  Properties not sold at the Upset Sale become eligible for Judicial Sale. The Bureau has a current owner title search made. All known holders of mortgages, judgments or liens are notified that, by Order of the Court of Common Pleas, the property will be offered for sale divested of such mortgages, judgments or liens. Certain lien items (e.g. ground rents) survive the judicial sale under the Act.

 

Repository Sale:  Properties not sold at a Judicial Sale are placed in a "Repository" status. This in effect is a bank of unsold properties. The Bureau accepts bids on properties in repository.  Bids must be approved by the taxing authorities.

 

The Bureau operates under the Real Estate Tax Sale Law, Act 542 of 1947, as amended.

 

IMPORTANT!

EFFECTIVE
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

THE TAX CLAIM BUREAU WILL NO LONGER GIVE TAX INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE, UNLESS YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER.

INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN BY WRITTEN REQUEST OR IF CERTIFIED AMOUNTS ARE NEEDED THE FEE IS $5.00.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION
DEB CRAWFORD, CPE
CHIEF ASSESSOR/TAX CLAIM DIRECTOR
 

 

    The
Tioga County Tax Claim Bureau
Will Be
Collecting

Current Year County/Municipality
Real Estate Taxes

 

For the
Following Municipalities:

 

Bloss Township
Blossburg Borough
Deerfield Township
Duncan Township
Hamilton Township
Knoxville Borough
Liberty Township
Liberty Borough
Morris Township
Nelson Township
Osceola Township
Roseville Borough
Rutland Township
Shippen Township
Sullivan Township
Tioga Township
Union Township
Ward Township

Checks/Money Orders must be
Made payable to:

 

County Tax Collection

 

Returned Check Fee: $35.00

 

 Make your Payments online

Click Here

 


Notice:

Tax Sale Bidder Pre-Registration Requirement

 

On June 30, 2021 House Bill 264 was signed into law making it Act 33 of 2021. The Act requires any person that intends to bid at a scheduled Upset Sale or Judicial Sale to pre-register 10 days prior to the scheduled Upset Sale or Judicial Sale. Also, if the bidder is a limited liability company, then they are required to provide a list of all members names, addresses, and phone numbers that have any ownership interest or right in the limited liability company.

 

The Bidder Pre-Registration deadline for the 2021 Upset Sale & Judicial Sale is September 13, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.

 

Bidder Registration WILL NOT be accepted after September 13, 2021


Individual Bidder Registration Forms:

Individual Bidder Registration.pdfIndividual Bidder Registration

Corporation Bidder Registration Forms:

Corporation Bidder Registration.pdfCorporation Bidder Registration

 
 
Director:​

           Josh Zeyn
Administrative Director: 
Deb
    Deb Crawford
   
Assistant Chief Assessor: Ken Raymond Jr.
   
Hours:  Monday thru Friday   9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
   
Mailing Address:               County of Tioga
  Tax Claim Bureau
  118 Main Street 
 
Wellsboro, PA 16901 
   
Phone:  (570) 724-9219
Fax:  (570) 723-6834
E-Mail: