Lake County South Dakota Tax Lien Certificates


South Dakota tax lien certificates are a great way to profit. Lake County sells Tax Lien Certificates at Lake County tax sales.

County Courthouse
200 East Center
Madison, SD 57042-2956
Phone: (605) 256-7600

Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bid Method: Premium Bid

Lake County, South Dakota Tax Lien Certificates


You can purchase South Dakota Tax Lien Certificates at Lake County tax sales.

If Lake county, South Dakota 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 Lake county, South Dakota.

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

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

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on South Dakota laws and competition, savvy Lake 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 South Dakota tax deeds.


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