Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Hawaii HI


There are 4 Counties in Hawaii. It became the 50th state on August 21, 1959. The state motto is "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness".

Hawaii offers tax deeds with a 1 year right of redemption. The original owner may redeem by paying the purchase price plus interest at the rate of 12% per annum.

Summary: All real property on which a lien for taxes exists may be sold by way of foreclosure without suit by the tax collector, and in case any lien, or any part thereof, has existed thereon for three years, shall be sold by the tax collector at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to satisfy the lien, together with all interest, penalties, costs, and expenses due or incurred on account of the tax, lien, and sale, the surplus, if any, to be rendered to the person thereto entitled. (Sec. 246-56). The collector has the discretion to sell property on which a tax lien has existed for less than three years. The purchaser receives a deed, subject to a right of redemption (Sec. 246-60).

Law: Hawaii Revised Statutes, Title 14, Chapter 246, "Real Property Tax Law."

Tax Sale List: Use Hawaii Tax Sale Lists to search for Hawaii tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Hawaii 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/Treasurer.

Interest Rate: 12% interest on such amount at the rate of twelve per cent a year (Sec. 246-60).

Auction Type: Tax Deed Redeemable (Sec. 246-60, Sec. 246-62).

Bidding Procedure: Premium Bid. All real property on which a lien for taxes exists may be sold by way of foreclosure without suit by the tax collector, and in case any lien, or any part thereof, has existed thereon for three years, shall be sold by the tax collector at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to satisfy the lien, together with all interest, penalties, costs, and expenses due or incurred on account of the tax, lien, and sale, the surplus, if any, to be rendered to the person thereto entitled. (Sec. 246-56).

Costs: The Investor or purchaser shall render cash, to satisfy the lien, together with all interest, penalties, costs, and expenses due or incurred on account of the tax, lien, and sale, the surplus, if any, to be rendered to the person thereto entitled. (Sec. 246-56).

Redemption Period: One year. The tax collector or the tax collector's assistant shall, on payment of the purchase price, make, execute, and deliver all proper conveyances necessary in the premises and the delivery of the conveyances shall vest in the purchaser the title to the property sold; provided that the deed to the premises shall be recorded within sixty days after the sale; provided further that the taxpayer may redeem the property sold by payment to the purchaser at the sale, within one year from the date thereof, or if the deed shall not have been recorded within sixty days after the sale, then within one year from the date of recording of the deed, of the amount paid by the purchaser, together with all costs and expenses which the purchaser was required to pay, including the fee for recording the deed, and in addition thereto, interest on such amount at the rate of twelve per cent a year, but in a case of redemption more than one year after the date of sale by reason of extension of the redemption period on account of late recording of the tax deed, interest shall not be added for the extended redemption period. (Sec. 246-60).

Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: The investor/purchaser at the public auction (Sec. 246-56).

Notes:

 

Counties:


County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Hawaii  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 148,677
Honolulu City and  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 876,156
Kauai  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 58,463
Maui  Tax Deed Redeemable  Premium Bid 128,094

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Comments:


By Angela on Sunday, December 14th 2008, 6:36 pm:
very interested in purchaseing some tax deeds their in hawaii plaese contact me with helpful info. arwshabazz@yahoo.com thanks


By dang on Friday, April 24th 2009, 11:50 pm:
For the state of Hawaii, how do I obtain the tiltle to the property after I purchase the tax deed?

Once I got the title, does the mortgage transfer to me or do I own it free and clear?

Please email answer to dangpham2@yahoo.com

Thank you very much for your help.


By sampsonkaawa on Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 4:44 am:
I Would like to know more about what your procedure is all about.giev me a call at 1-8087419858.i don't know how to sent e-mails. Thank You Sampson Kaawa


By Keith on Sunday, January 10th 2010, 5:07 pm:
I will manage property for a little of nothing i work for my self ! call me or email me 808-599-0187 mckay_keith@yahoo.com


By Linda on Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 5:51 pm:
please email me for address to send an information packet on your rules and dates of auctions. drgnstar@earthlink.net


By Juan Trevino on Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 6:03 pm:
Could you please e-mail a list of tax lien certificates or tax deeds for Honolulu City County? My E-mail address is juantrevino1972@yahoo.com. Thank you very much.


By Mica Rohe on Wednesday, February 09th 2011, 3:46 pm:
I would like to know Specifically what to do step by step in buying tax deed properties in Honolulu. Please give me the info. Also you can reach me DIRECT at 808-398-8568 or e-mail me at micarohe3000@yahoo.com. Aloha


By Joe & Wendy tablada . on Saturday, March 12th 2011, 11:02 am:
How do we go about purchasing a tax deed for properties in the city & county of Honolulu ? Is printed info available ?Please send via e-mail @ joewendytablada@yahoo.com or USPs @ 5925 Kapahi Rd., Kapaa HI 96746 or phone @(808)822-5171. Mahalo



By hank on Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 6:08 am:
please also send info to perrin_henry@yahoo.com


By Keith Koverman on Tuesday, April 05th 2011, 4:29 pm:
Can you please send me an up to date list of tax deed properties in the city and county of honolulu. Also if there is a monthly list that comes out I would appreciate it if someone from your department would kindly send me that via e-mail at keith@propertiesofoahu.com thank you.




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