Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Alabama AL


There are 67 counties in Alabama. The state motto is "We Dare Maintain Our Rights" and was adopted in 1939.

Currently, the maximum interest rate being offered to all Alabama tax lien certificate investors is 12% with a three year right of redemption.

Summary: After the court issues a decree (Sec. 40-10-11), properties with delinquent taxes are sold at an auction to the highest bidder for cash, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. (Sec. 40-10-15). The minimum bid is the amount decreed by the court, being delinquent taxes, interest, costs and penalties (Sec. 40-10-16). As soon after the confirmation of sale is made as may be practicable, the tax collector must make out and deliver to each purchaser, other than the state, a certificate of purchase (Alabama tax lien certificates) (Sec. 40-10-19).

If no person shall bid for any real estate offered at such sale an amount sufficient to pay the sum specified in the decree of sale, and the costs and expenses subsequently accruing, the judge of probate shall bid in such real estate for the state at a price not exceeding the sum specified in such decree and such subsequently accruing cost and expenses. (Sec. 40-10-18). A tax lien certificate is issued to the state, but the tax lien certificate may subsequently be purchased directly from the State through assignment (Sec. 40-10-21).

Law: Code of Alabama, Title 40, Chapter 10, "Sale of Land."

Tax Sale List: Use Alabama Tax Sale Lists to search for Alabama tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Alabama tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: County Tax Collector (Sec. 40-10-12).

Interest Rate: 12% per annum from date of sale. Specifically, In order to obtain the redemption of land from tax sales where the same has been sold to one other than the state, the party desiring to make such redemption shall deposit with the judge of probate of the county in which the land is situated the amount of money for which the lands were sold, with interest thereon at the rate of 12 percent per annum from date of sale (Sec. 40-10-122). You'll earn interest on the minimum and premium bid amounts.

Auction Type: Tax Lien Certificate (Sec. 40-10-13, Sec. 40-10-19). Such sales shall be made in front of the door of the courthouse of the county at public outcry, to the highest bidder for cash, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M (Sec. 40-10-15).

Bidding Procedure: Premium Bid. Bidder raises the amount above the minimum he will pay. The minimum bid is the amount decreed by the court, being delinquent taxes, interest, costs and penalties (Sec. 40-10-16).

Costs: The cost of advertising the part of such notices pertaining to lands purchased by others than the state shall be covered by the bids of the purchaser and collected by the collector as part of the purchase money (Sec. 40-10-23). When the purchaser returns the tax lien certificate a payment of a fee of $5 to the judge of probate will be required (Sec. 40-10-29).

Redemption Period: 3 years after the sale. More Specifically, after the expiration of three years from the date of the sale of any real estate for taxes, the judge of probate then in office must execute and deliver to the purchaser, other than the state, or person to whom the certificate of purchase has been assigned, upon the return of the certificate and payment of a fee of $5 to the judge of probate, a deed to each lot or parcel of real estate sold to the purchaser and remaining unredeemed (Sec. 40-10-29).

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: After the expiration of three years from the date of the sale of any real estate for taxes, the judge of probate then in office must execute and deliver to the purchaser ... a deed to each lot or parcel of real estate sold to the purchaser and remaining unredeemed ... and such deed shall convey to and vest in the grantee all the right, title, interest and estate of the person whose duty it was to pay the taxes on such real estate and the lien and claim of the state and county thereto, but it shall not convey the right, title or interest of any reversioner or remainderman therein. (Sec. 40-10-29, Sec. 40-10-30).

Notes: The deed conveyed upon expiration of the redemption period is not sufficient. You'll need to consult your legal professional for assistance with a quiet title action. Left-over liens not sold at the county level can be purchased from the Alabama State Commissioner of Revenue (Sec. 40-10-21 and 40-10-132)

Alabama Department of Revenue
Property Tax Division
50 North Ripley
Montgomery, AL 36132
(334) 242-1170
http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/advalorem/transcript/transcript.htm

 

Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Autauga  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 43,671
Baldwin  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 140,415
Barbour  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 29,038
Bibb  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 20,826
Blount  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 51,024
Bullock  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 11,714
Butler  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 21,399
Calhoun  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 112,249
Chambers  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 36,583
Cherokee  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 23,988
Chilton  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 39,593
Choctaw  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 15,922
Clarke  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 27,867
Clay  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 14,254
Cleburne  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 14,123
Coffee  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 43,615
Colbert  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 54,984
Conecuh  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 14,089
Coosa  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 12,202
Covington  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 37,631
Crenshaw  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,665
Cullman  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 77,483
Dale  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 49,129
Dallas  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 46,365
DeKalb  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 64,452
Elmore  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 65,874
Escambia  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 38,440
Etowah  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 103,459
Fayette  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 18,495
Franklin  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 31,223
Geneva  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 25,764
Greene  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 9,974
Hale  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 17,185
Henry  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 16,310
Houston  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 88,787
Jackson  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 53,926
Jefferson  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 662,047
Lamar  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 15,904
Lauderdale  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 87,966
Lawrence  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 34,803
Lee  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 115,092
Limestone  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 65,676
Lowndes  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,473
Macon  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 24,105
Madison  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 276,700
Marengo  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 22,539
Marion  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 31,214
Marshall  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 82,231
Mobile  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 399,843
Monroe  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 24,324
Montgomery  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 223,510
Morgan  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 111,064
Perry  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 11,861
Pickens  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 20,949
Pike  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 29,605
Randolph  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 22,380
Russell  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 49,756
Shelby  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 143,293
St. Clair  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 64,742
Sumter  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 14,798
Talladega  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 80,321
Tallapoosa  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 41,475
Tuscaloosa  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 164,875
Walker  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 70,713
Washington  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 18,097
Wilcox  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 13,183
Winston  Tax Lien Certificate  Premium Bid 24,843

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Comments:


By BRETT ROACH on Friday, July 25th 2008, 4:31 pm:
IF I PURCHASE A TAX NOTE WILL I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHER LIENS AGAINST THE PROPERTY AND IF THE ANOTHER QUESTION IS IF THE OWNER OR OWENERS FORFIET ON THE TAXES DUE I HAVE OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY AND DO I NEED A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY FOR THESE NOTES? I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN LEARNING THIS BUSINESS?


By marye jo tosch on Thursday, October 09th 2008, 6:14 pm:
How do you know if there is a house on the property?


By Lindsay Bradley on Thursday, February 26th 2009, 2:16 am:
I'M ONLY INTERESTED IN PROPERTY THAT HAS HOUSES ON THE PROPERTY. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THEIR IS A HOUSE ON THAT PROPERTY? AND IF IT DOES HAS A HOUSE ON THAT PROPERTY. WILL THEIR BE A LEIN OR NOTE ON THAT HOME. LIKE FROM A LOAN COMPANY OR BANK, AND IF SO. HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT NOT LOSING YOUR INVESTMENT? IF THE LOAN COMPANY WAS TO SALE THE HOME.


By Bennie on Sunday, March 15th 2009, 3:29 pm:
If there is a house on the property and is being rented out can I start collecting the rent?


By Judy Kirk on Saturday, April 04th 2009, 7:51 pm:
If I bid on several houses and win, will I be able to move in or is there a waiting period?


By Ginny Zulker on Sunday, April 12th 2009, 10:01 am:
How do I find out if there is a mortage on a property that has deliquent taxes and is to be sold on Court House steps?
If I purchase a property that day, what process do I go through? What are the owners rights and what are mine?


By Bobby on Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 10:32 am:
If I bought land form a tax auction will i get paid every year from the taxes or is that only if they want the land back when they buy it back by the amount I bidded the interest and that tax due.


By JANIE LEE on Monday, May 25th 2009, 11:39 pm:
LINDSEY BRADLEY QUESTION 02/26/2009 CAN BE ANSWER FOR ME ALSO GINNY ZULKER QUESTION FROM 4/12/09


By JD on Tuesday, June 16th 2009, 4:48 pm:
Did anyone get their questions answered?


By Mr. Jim Brown on Saturday, June 27th 2009, 4:56 pm:
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By low on Friday, August 28th 2009, 12:31 am:
if i purhased property at auction.what is considered as the 3rd year.if went to aution in may2009 and pay taxes again in 2009 is that considerd 1yrs or 2yrs. for i have bought the property for 1yr taxes and in oct i am paying again for another yr taxes then in oct 2010 i should be able to get my tax deed. correct. let me know


By kevin shaw on Saturday, December 19th 2009, 12:35 am:
l'f


By Susan on Tuesday, February 02nd 2010, 8:43 am:
If the purchase is from the State and they purchased in 2007. Does the three years start from the date the State made purchase or the date I purchased from State?


By Meece on Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 12:30 am:
TO SEE IF THERE IS A HOUSE ON THE PROPERTY JUST GO TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TAX DIVISION AND THEY HAVE ALL THE INFO YOU WILL NEED. THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS.


By David Walls on Friday, November 05th 2010, 10:34 am:
please add me to your tax lien list, over the counter sales or county tax sales list.My email is: k9mp87@yahoo.com


By Bud Seel on Monday, November 15th 2010, 12:25 pm:
How can I see the answers to the above questions??


By david narloch on Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 11:37 pm:
i would like to know what site to view of propertys to be auctioned . and what days the auction takes place .davidnarloch@yahoo.com


By Jimmie Leonard on Saturday, January 29th 2011, 7:52 pm:
please add me to your tax lien list. My email is leonardjimmie@yahoo.com


By Barry McCulley on Thursday, April 07th 2011, 11:28 am:
Please send me all tax lien property information as it becomes available. My email address is barrymcculley2@hotmail.com


By Emma on Sunday, April 10th 2011, 1:06 am:
Please send me all tax lien property information as it becomes available. My email address is emmawh38@yahoo.com

Also how do I see the answers to the above questions.



By Andria on Thursday, April 21st 2011, 1:17 pm:
Please send me a current list of available properties on tax lien. My email address is royalfunding@gmail.com


By Cindy on Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:01 pm:
Please add me to your tax lien list, tax foreclosure, over the counter sales and county tax sales list.

My email is: mzette2000@yahoo.com




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