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Hall County Tax Commissioner
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Tax Sales Links & Forms

 September 2, 2014 Tax Sales List (PDF)
  (Last Updated: 8/28/2014 4:48:36 PM)

 Property Redemption Guide (PDF)
 Excess Funds Request (PDF)
 Tax Sale Excess Funds List (PDF)
 Public Legal Notices



Common Questions & Answers

Below we offer some common questions and answers regarding tax sales of property in Hall County. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please call us at 770-531-6950.

Please note this page contains general information only and is not intended as a legal reference. Please consult with an attorney for more specific legal information.

 Do we sell tax liens?

 When will our next tax sale be held?

 Where is the tax sale at, and at what time does it begin?

 Is a list of the liens that will be up for sale provided?

 Do you need to register for the sale and is there a fee for this?

 What forms of payment do we accept?

 What happens to the liens that are not sold at the auction?

 Can you bid without attending (via mail, or a representative)?

 If you do end up with the property, does the County handle the foreclosure process?

 What kind of deed will you receive when sale has closed and taxes have been satisfied?

 Will title companies insure the title?

 What is the redemption period?

 Who can redeem the property?

 What is the redemption fee?

 Can the buyer of the property at a tax sale, take possession of the property?

 If a property is bought at a tax sale and there is a current resident on the property, can the buyer charge rent?



Q: "Do we sell tax liens?"

A: As a policy we do not sell tax liens.


Q: "When will our next tax sale be held?"

A: All of our tax sales are held on the first Tuesday of the month. Holidays are an exception. Please contact our office to confirm time of sale.


Q: "Where is the tax sale at, and at what time does it begin?"

A: The tax sale will be held at Kenyon Plaza in front of the Hall County Court House steps at 10:00am unless otherwise noted in the advertisement.


Q: "Is a list of the liens that will be up for sale provided?"

A: Yes. Go to the link above to download the lastest upcoming sale listing in PDF format.


Q: "Do you need to register for the sale and is there a fee for this?"

A: Yes. You will need to arrive early to fill-out a Bidder's Form prior to the actual sale start time. This is no registration fee.


Q: "What forms of payment do we accept?"

A: We accept Cash or Certified funds as well as Visa® and MasterCard® only, payment due in full within two hours of the close of sale unless otherwise announced. Transactions made with Visa®, Mastercard® and Discover® Credit Cards will be assessed a 2.59% convenience fee.


Q: "What happens to the liens that are not sold at the auction?"

A: Any properties not sold at the sale will be reauctioned at a later date.


Q: "Can you bid without attending (via mail, or a representative)?"

A: You or a representative must be present.


Q: "If you do end up with the property, does the county handle the redemption process?"

A: No, it is the responsibility of the buyer to do this.


Q: "What kind of deed will you receive when sale has closed and taxes have been satisfied?"

A: You will be given a Sheriff’s Tax Deed.


Q: "Will title companies insure the title?"

A: No, in order to get a insurable title you will have to complete the bar of redemption process and then pursue a quite title thru the court system.


Q: "What is the redemption period?"

A: For real property the right of redemption is twelve months. There is no right of redemption on personal property.


Q: "Who can redeem the property?"

A: The owner or any valid lien holder.


Q: "What is the redemption fee?"

A: The amount paid at the tax sale plus 20% and any taxes that were paid after the sale during the first twelve (12) months.


Q: "Can the buyer of the property at a tax sale, take possession of the property?"

A: No, not immediately. Only after the end of 12 months, and you have foreclosed the right of redemption and obtained title to property. At that time, you may physically take possession of the property.


Q: "If a property is bought at a tax sale and there is a current resident on the property, can the buyer charge rent?"

A: No, nor may the buyer set foot on the property or sell any timber from the property. Only when right of redemption has been completed and title obtained.





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