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County Courthouse
P.O. Box 156
Decatur, TN 37322-0156
Phone: (423)334-5850
Fax: (423)334-2687

Auction Type: Tax Deed Redeemable
Bidding Method: Premium Bid

Tax Sale Overview:


If Meigs county, Tennessee 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 Meigs county, Tennessee.

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

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

Why would investors do this?

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

Elected Public Officials:


Name:  Position:  Email: 
Ken JonesCounty Mayor 
Jody BrantleyCommissioner 
Betty DavisCommissioner 
Tracy EdgemonCommissioner 
Tony FinnellCommissioner 
Brad McKenzieCommissioner 
Carter NelsonCommissioner 
Stevie RogersCommissioner 
Laura SmithCommissioner 
Danny SmithCommissioner 
Mark VanceCommissioner 
Johnny ZieglerCommissioner 
Walter HickmanSheriff 
Carolyn WattenbargerTrustee 
Janie RowlandCounty Clerk 
Janie StinerRegister of Deeds 
Jim MercerClerk & Master 
Debbie SmithCircuit Court Clerk 

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