Jefferson County Iowa Tax Lien Certificates

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

County Courthouse
P.O. Box 984
Fairfield, IA 52556-0017
Phone: (641)472-2851
Fax: (641)472-3106

Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bid Method: Random Selection

Jefferson County, Iowa Tax Lien Certificates

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

If Jefferson 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 Jefferson county, Iowa.

Property taxes that are delinquent are added to any previously uncollected taxes on a parcel of Jefferson county. Parcels whose taxes are subject to sale will be advertised in a Jefferson 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 Jefferson county tax sale list appears about three to six weeks before the Jefferson county tax sale auction and is also posted on the Internet.

To solve this problem Jefferson county, Iowa allows investors to pay off these taxes. In exchange the investor receives the Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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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