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States › Indiana › DeKalb County

County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Auburn, IN 46706-2321
Phone: (260) 925-2362

Auction Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bidding Method: Premium Bid

Tax Sale Overview:

If DeKalb county, Indiana is unable to collect real estate property taxes they are also unable to provide important government services like police protection, public schooling and medical services.

Unpaid property taxes create a serious cashflow problem for DeKalb county, Indiana.

Property taxes that are delinquent are added to any previously uncollected taxes on a parcel of DeKalb county. Parcels whose taxes are subject to sale will be advertised in a DeKalb county newspaper of general circulation. They are listed by sequence number. Parcels fall into 1 of 2 groups. Each group is sorted by parcel number.

The advertisement appears about three to six weeks before the DeKalb county tax sale auction and is also posted on the Internet.

To solve this problem DeKalb county, Indiana allows investors to pay off these taxes. In exchange the investor receives the DeKalb county, Indiana lien for taxes. A tax lien is simply a claim for delinquent taxes.

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on Indiana laws and competition, savvy DeKalb county tax sale investors can realize high-yielding returns with Indiana tax lien certificates and/or purchase real estate for a fraction of its true market value with Indiana tax deeds.

Elected Public Officials:

Name:  Position:  Email: 
Don KaufmanCommissionerJKAUFMAN@LOCL.NET
Connie MilesCommissionergarlmiles@aol.com
William OrtCommissionerwcotaojro@aol.com
Keith CrowCouncilAndycrow42@hotmail.com
Larry MoughlerCouncillemaughler@lightning.locl.net
Janet OrdwayCounciljanordway@locl.net
Benjamin SmaltzCouncilbsmaltz@yahoo.com
Donald Van WyeCouncil 
Robert WilderCouncil 
David YardeCouncil 
Monte BrownProsecuting Attorney 
James McCannaAttorneyjpmccanna123@mchsi.com
Richard BrownCoroner 
John DennisSheriff 
Mark StrongSurveyor 
Susan BauermeisterTreasurersbauermeister@co-dekalb-in.us
Sharon HayesAuditorshayes@co-dekalb-in.us
Dorothy LeinsAssessordleins@co-dekalb-in.us
Burtie RynearsonRecorderbrynearso@co.dekalb.in.us
Jacqueline RowanClerk of the Circuit CourtJRowan@co-dekalb-in.us

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