Erie County New York Tax Deeds


New York tax lien certificates are a great way to profit. Erie County sells Tax Deeds at Erie County tax sales.

Rath Building
25 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202-3926
Phone: (716) 858-7500
Fax: (716) 858-8411

Type: Tax Deed
Bid Method: Bid up

Erie County, New York Tax Lien Certificates


You can purchase New York Tax Lien Certificates at Erie County tax sales.

If Erie 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 cash-flow problem for Erie county, New York.

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

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

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on New York laws and competition, savvy Erie 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 New York tax deeds.


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