Des Moines County Iowa Tax Lien Certificates


Iowa tax lien certificates are a great way to profit. Des Moines County sells Tax Lien Certificates at Des Moines County tax sales.

County Courthouse
513 North Main Street
Burlington, IA 52601-5220
Phone: (319) 753-8203

Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bid Method: Random Selection

Des Moines County, Iowa Tax Lien Certificates


You can purchase Iowa Tax Lien Certificates at Des Moines County tax sales.

If Des Moines county, Iowa 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 cash-flow problem for Des Moines county, Iowa.

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

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

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

Why would investors do this?

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


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