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County Office Building
56 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827-1250
Phone: (607) 687-8200
Fax: (607) 687-8232

Auction Type: Tax Deed
Bidding Method: Bid up

Tax Sale Overview:

If Tioga county, New York 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 Tioga county, New York.

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

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

Why would investors do this?

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

Elected Public Officials:

Name:  Position:  Email: 
Martin BorkoChair, County Legislature, District 
Donald BurnsCounty Legislator, District 4 
Richard HarringtonCounty Legislator, District 8 
Richard HuttlestonCounty Legislator, District 1 
Walter JohnsonCounty Legislator, District 4 
William OberbeckCounty Legislator, District 7wardp@co.tioga.ny.us
Michael RobertsCounty Legislator, District 3 
Mark TrabuccoCounty Legislator, District 2 
Dale WestonCounty Legislator, District 6 
Gerald KeeneDistrict Attorney 
S. Jeanne HydeCoroner/Medical Examiner 
William SiebertCoroner/Medical Examiner 
Gary HowardSheriff 
James McFaddenTreasurer 
Robert WoodburnCounty Clerk 

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