•  Welcome to Our Delinquent Real Estate Tax Collection Practice

    Sands Anderson’s Virginia lawyers serve as legal counsel to many localities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to aid in collecting delinquent real estate taxes. This process many times results in the sale of properties at public auction.

    Check our News page for information on auctions or tax sales. You may find answers to some of your questions on the pages we have posted.

    Sands Anderson’s Virginia lawyers serve as legal counsel to many localities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to aid in collecting delinquent real estate taxes. This process many times results in the sale of properties at public auction.

    Check our News page for information on auctions or tax sales. You may find answers to some of your questions on the pages we have posted.

    You can learn more about our services to localities in addition to the collection of delinquent real estate taxes by browsing our firm Web site, and about upcoming auctions by calling our Fredericksburg office or our New River Valley office in Blacksburg.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often are the tax sales?
A: Dates of tax sales vary between localities.

Q: Where will the sales be conducted?
A: Generally the sales are conducted on the front lawn or the steps of the courthouse where the property subject to delinquent tax is situated.

Q: How much is required to deposit?
A: The standard amount is $1,000 down or 10% of the purchase price, whichever is greater. This requirement may vary between sales and interested parties are encouraged to view the specific web page for the locality to ascertain the terms of the sale.

Q: When is the deposit due?
A: The deposit is due at the day of the auction.

Q: What forms of payment are acceptable?
A: Cash, cashier’s check or other cash equivalent are the only forms of payment that will be accepted at the auction.

Q: To whom should the cashier’s check be made payable?
A: The cashier’s check should be made payable to the treasurer of the locality where the sale is conducted.

Q: Who will be attending the tax sale?
A: The Sands Anderson attorney responsible for handling the delinquent tax files will be present to answer any questions about the property.

Q: Is title insurance available for the properties?
A: We attempt to obtain title binders for the properties and this option is often available for the successful bidder. Please inquire about specific properties by mailing taxsale@sandsanderson.com.


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  • Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you really know what you
    are talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my website
    =). We could have a link exchange arrangement between us!

    Posted by: this website | February 20th, 2013 at 11:50 pm
     
  • To whom it may concern, I would like to be put on the email list for upcoming tax sales in Virginia, all locales please. Thank you
    Dwayne Outen

    Posted by: Dwayne Outen | July 25th, 2012 at 11:50 pm
     
  • Can you put me on your email list for upcoming tax sales for all locales in Virginia.

    Posted by: Dwayne Outen | April 9th, 2012 at 12:34 pm
     
  • Please subscribe me by email to your tax sales. Thanks!

    Posted by: Deborah Lovelace | April 7th, 2012 at 6:39 pm
     
  • Thanks for your interest. Sorry we have not responded until now. The notice in October is the start of a process that may or may not result in a judicial sale. The notice is when the county lets taxpayers know that if they don’t pay their taxes, their property might be sold. Right now, we are busy working with those taxpayers to resolve the delinquencies. When a sale is scheduled, we will list it right on our blog. If you click on the “Subscribe” widgit on the upper right of the “News” page, and choose the “Email” tab at the top, you can set up a free account at FeedBlitz that will send you a message every time we post something new on the page. Hope that helps.

    Posted by: Russell Lawson | January 9th, 2012 at 10:45 am
     
  • I’d like to inquire about a property in Culpeper that is going through foreclosure because of real estate tax delinquency. The property is located at 13205 Raccoon Ford Road, Culpeper; Tax Map ID No. 62-101. The name is under Alfred Campbell. A notice of judicial sale was published in the local Culpeper paper on October 26, 2011.

    When do you expect the property to be auctioned off?

    Posted by: ahmad Faramarzi | January 4th, 2012 at 5:41 pm
     

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