Ritchie County West Virginia Tax Lien Certificates


West Virginia tax lien certificates are a great way to profit. Ritchie County sells Tax Lien Certificates at Ritchie County tax sales.

County Courthouse
115 East Main Street, Room 201
Harrisville, WV 26362-1271
Phone: (304) 643-2164

Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bid Method: Premium Bid

Ritchie County, West Virginia Tax Lien Certificates


You can purchase West Virginia Tax Lien Certificates at Ritchie County tax sales.

If Ritchie county, West Virginia 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 Ritchie county, West Virginia.

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

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

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on West Virginia laws and competition, savvy Ritchie 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 West Virginia tax deeds.


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