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County Government Admin. Complex
200 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701-3649
Phone: (919)560-0000
Fax: (919)560-0020

Auction Type: Tax Deed
Bidding Method: Bid up

Tax Sale Overview:

If Durham county, North Carolina 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 Durham county, North Carolina.

Property taxes that are delinquent are added to any previously uncollected taxes on a parcel of Durham county. Parcels whose taxes are subject to sale will be advertised in a Durham 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 Durham county tax sale auction and is also posted on the Internet.

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

Why would investors do this?

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

Elected Public Officials:

Name:  Position:  Email: 
Ellen ReckhowChair Commissionerereckhow@aol.com
Lewis CheekCommissionerlcheek@hme.legal.com
Philip Cousin Jr.Commissionerprcousin@earthlink.net
Rebecca HeronCommissioner, Vice Chairbmheron@co.durham.nc.us
Michael PageCommissionermdelanopage@aol.com
Worth HillSheriffsheriff@shf.co.durham.nc.us
Willie CovingtonRegister of Deedsregdeeds@co.durham.nc.us

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