Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Georgia GA


There are 159 Counties in Georgia. It became the 4th state on January 2, 1788. The state motto is "Wisdom, justice, and moderation".

Georgia offers tax deeds with a 1 year right of redemption. The original owner may redeem by paying the purchase price plus a 20% penalty.

Summary: (a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, when a levy is made upon real or personal property, the property shall be advertised and sold in the same manner as provided for executions and judicial sales. Except as otherwise provided in this title, the sale of real or personal property under a tax execution shall be made in the same manner as provided for judicial sales; provided, however, that in addition to such other notice as may be required by law, in any sale under a tax execution made pursuant to this chapter, the defendant shall be given ten days written notice of such sale by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery. (Sec. 48-4-1). The sheriff shall advertise the property for sale in the newspaper in which sheriff's sales are advertised once a week for four weeks before the day of sale. If the taxes are not paid by the day of the sale, the property shall be sold, but only if renting or hiring the property will not bring the requisite amount. Surplus from a sale after the payment of the taxes and costs shall be paid over to the county governing authority as a part of the educational fund, together with a statement of the property and account of sales, subject to the claim of the true owner within four years. (Sec. 48-4-2)

Law: Official Code of Georgia, Title 48, Chapter 3, "Tax Executions," and Chapter 4, "Tax Sales."

Tax Sale List: Use Georgia Tax Sale Lists to search for Georgia tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Georgia 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 Commissioners.

Interest Rate: 20% penalty. The amount required to be paid for redemption of property from any sale for taxes as provided in this chapter, or the redemption price, shall with respect to any sale made after July 1, 2002, be the amount paid for the property at the tax sale, as shown by the recitals in the tax deed, plus any taxes paid on the property by the purchaser after the sale for taxes, plus any special assessments on the property, plus a premium of 20 percent of the amount for the first year or fraction of a year which has elapsed between the date of the sale and the date on which the redemption payment is made and 10 percent for each year or fraction of a year thereafter (Sec 48-4-42).

Auction Type: Tax Deed Redeemable. The deed or bill of sale made by the sheriff to the purchaser at a tax sale shall be just as valid as if made under an ordinary execution issuing from the Superior court (Sec. 48-4-6, 48-4-41).

Bidding Procedure: Premium Bid. For tax sales, property is sold to the highest bidder (Sec. 48-4-1).

Costs: Costs and fees payable by the purchaser at a tax sale or by a purchaser of a tax execution are not specified by the state statutes.

Redemption Period: Whenever any real property is sold under or by virtue of an execution issued for the collection of state, county, municipal, or school taxes or for special assessments, the defendant in fi. fa. or any person having any right, title, or interest in or lien upon such property may redeem the property from the sale by the payment of the redemption price or the amount required for redemption, as fixed and provided in Code Section 48-4-42:

(1) At any time within 12 months from the date of the sale; and

(2) At any time after the sale until the right to redeem is foreclosed by the giving of the notice provided for in Code Section (Sec. 48-4-40, Sec. 48-4-45). Notice of foreclosure may be served once 12 months have passed from the date of the sale.

Properties that are sold under a tax foreclosure proceeding, the property owner/parties with interest have 60 days from the date of the sale to redeem the property (Sec. 48-4-81).

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: The deed or bill of sale made by the sheriff to the purchaser at a tax sale shall be just as valid as if made under an ordinary execution issuing from the superior court. (Sec. 48-4-6).

Notes:

 

Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Appling  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 17,419
Athens-Clarke  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 101,489
Atkinson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 7,609
Augusta-Richmond  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 199,775
Bacon  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,103
Baker  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 4,074
Baldwin  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 44,700
Banks  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 14,422
Barrow  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 46,144
Bartow  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 76,019
Ben Hill  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 17,484
Berrien  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 16,235
Bibb  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 153,887
Bleckley  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 11,666
Brantley  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 14,629
Brooks  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 16,450
Bryan  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 23,417
Bulloch  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 55,983
Burke  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 22,243
Butts  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 19,522
Calhoun  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 6,320
Camden  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 43,664
Candler  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 9,577
Carroll  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 87,268
Catoosa  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 53,282
Charlton  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,282
Chatham  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 232,048
Chattooga  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 25,470
Cherokee  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 141,903
Clay  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 3,357
Clayton  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 236,517
Clinch  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 6,878
Cobb  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 607,751
Coffee  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 37,413
Colquitt  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 42,053
Columbia  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 89,288
Cook  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,771
Coweta  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 89,215
Crawford  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 12,495
Crisp  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 21,996
Dade  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,154
Dawson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,999
Decatur  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 28,240
DeKalb  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 665,865
Dodge  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 19,171
Dooly  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 11,525
Dougherty  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 96,065
Douglas  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 92,174
Early  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 12,354
Echols  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 3,754
Effingham  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 37,535
Elbert  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 20,511
Emanuel  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 21,837
Evans  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,495
Fannin  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 19,798
Fayette  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 91,263
Floyd  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 90,565
Forsyth  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 98,407
Franklin  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 20,285
Fulton  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 816,006
Gilmer  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 23,456
Glascock  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 2,556
Glynn  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 67,568
Gordon  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 44,104
Grady  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 23,659
Greene  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 14,406
Gwinnett  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 588,448
Habersham  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 35,902
Hall  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 139,277
Hancock  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,076
Haralson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 25,690
Harris  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 23,695
Hart  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 22,997
Heard  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 11,012
Henry  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 119,341
Houston  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 110,765
Irwin  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 9,931
Jackson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 41,589
Jasper  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 11,426
Jeff Davis  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 12,684
Jefferson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 17,266
Jenkins  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 8,575
Johnson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 8,560
Jones  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 23,639
Lamar  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,912
Lanier  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 7,241
Laurens  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 44,874
Lee  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 24,757
Liberty  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 61,610
Lincoln  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 8,348
Long  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,304
Lowndes  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 92,115
Lumpkin  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 21,016
Macon  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 14,074
Madison  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 25,730
Marion  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 7,144
McDuffie  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 21,231
McIntosh  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,847
Meriwether  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 22,534
Miller  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 6,383
Mitchell  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 23,932
Monroe  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 21,757
Montgomery  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 8,270
Morgan  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,457
Murray  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 36,506
Newton  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 62,001
Oconee  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 26,225
Oglethorpe  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 12,635
Paulding  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 81,678
Peach  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 23,668
Pickens  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 22,983
Pierce  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,636
Pike  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 13,688
Polk  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 38,127
Pulaski  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 9,588
Putnam  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 18,812
Quitman  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 2,598
Rabun  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,050
Randolph  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 7,791
Rockdale  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 70,111
Schley  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 3,766
Screven  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 15,374
Seminole  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 9,369
Spalding  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 58,417
Stephens  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 25,435
Stewart  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 5,252
Sumter  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 33,200
Talbot  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 6,498
Taliaferro  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 2,077
Tattnall  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 22,305
Taylor  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 8,815
Telfair  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 11,794
Terrell  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,970
Thomas  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 42,737
Tift  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 38,407
Toombs  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 26,067
Towns  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 9,319
Treutlen  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 6,854
Troup  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 58,779
Turner  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 9,504
Twiggs  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,590
Union  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 17,289
Upson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 27,597
Walker  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 61,053
Walton  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 60,687
Ware  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 35,483
Warren  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 6,336
Washington  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 21,176
Wayne  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 26,565
Webster  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 2,390
Wheeler  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 6,179
White  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 19,944
Whitfield  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 83,525
Wilcox  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 8,577
Wilkes  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,687
Wilkinson  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 10,220
Worth  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 21,967

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Comments:


By Val Rensink, Realtor on Friday, November 16th 2007, 10:37 am:
Thanks for putting together a very practical page. I like the fact that you have shared the tax info and then given the reference from the Georgia Tax Code. What Strategy would you use to maximize time and effort in getting a tax lien and possibly a property? What Sources do you use to help identify properites.


By Houston Nelson on Tuesday, December 04th 2007, 1:23 pm:
I think your web page is VERY informative, but how do I get more information on the Muscogee County, GA tax lien certificate auctions?


By Gwendolyn Teal on Saturday, January 26th 2008, 1:42 pm:
Hi I would like ingormation on Muscogee County, GA lien auctions? Please reply at gwendolyn.teal@us.army.mil


By G Norwood on Friday, May 23rd 2008, 12:37 pm:
Good introductory info. When are the sale dates published and in what papers?


By Melissa Stripling on Friday, August 15th 2008, 10:30 pm:
GA is a tax deed sale state not a tax lien certificate state.


By Janice Franklin on Friday, August 22nd 2008, 1:23 pm:
Good intro info. Can you furnish info on where, when sales dates are available to those who are from out of state. My email address is winersread@ECCable.com


By Alnathan Wynter on Saturday, September 06th 2008, 9:25 pm:
I would like to know when and where these auctions take place in the state of GA. Preferably, properties in Dekalb County.Is there a listing on-line, if so, what is the website. MY e-mail is
alnathanw@aol.com


By Val Rensink on Monday, November 10th 2008, 7:06 pm:
Do you have similar knowledge of South Carolina?


By Kathy Garcia on Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 12:21 am:
I would like to share in the same questions asked above and would like to know if you have an online support group to call or email questions to. Please email me at Imperialkdesigns@yahoo.com


By Robert Park on Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 1:51 pm:
When are tax lien sales held in Franklin
and Hart counties.
captpark_2000@yahoo.com


By Pat Lyons on Saturday, February 14th 2009, 2:26 am:
When a property tax ddeed is sold,what happend with the morgage on the property? can the Bank who holds the lein forclose and the invester lose the money they paid?
tegdig440@aol.com


By Brian Hooks on Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 8:43 pm:
Two questions..Is there a way to know if a piece of land is "landlocked"? And are the listings that appear in the paper cumulative or do they change each week?


By Rashana Jamison on Thursday, November 05th 2009, 4:41 am:
free good info here well you cant beat that any were.


By David Walls on Friday, November 05th 2010, 10:25 am:
Please include my e-mail address on your notification list for all future tax lien sales,tax deed sales,and also any over the counter properties available at both lien and deed levels. My email is: k9mp87@yahoo.com
Thanks


By kenneth cottrell on Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 7:19 pm:
please inlude my e-mail address to your list for all future tax lien sales, tax deed sales, and over the counter property sales lien and deed. my e-mail is cottrellkenneth1Gmail.com


By pattitemples@aol.com on Saturday, January 29th 2011, 8:49 pm:
what happens if property taxes are not paid and there is already a lein on the property?


By CalCo on Tuesday, February 08th 2011, 7:03 pm:
Please include my e-mail address to your list for all future tax lien sales, tax deed sales, and over the counter property sales lien and deed. My e-mail is bjcsemail@yahoo.com Thank You


By James H. Lumbus sr on Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 11:07 am:
please put my name on your mailing orE
mail list fortax sale auctions and over
the counter sales
JamesLumbus sr.
6143 Graceland circle Morrow Ga 30260
Email captain1452@yahoo.com


By Anonymous on Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 11:23 am:
Please put my name on your mailing and
orEmail for tax sale Auctions as over the
counter tax sales


By Lorraine Bell on Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 6:40 pm:
Hello, I would like any information on property for sale in Byron, Centerville and Warner Robins. Contact me at lorraineedith bell@gmail.com Thanks!




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